Our Mission is Essential

Our plan to open school in August reflects the input of our faculty, our parents and healthcare experts. With a shared desire for the health and well being of our community, several protocols will be in place. While school may look different, our goal of providing our students with an academically rigorous, Catholic education in the Jesuit tradition remains unchanged.

Saint Ignatius High School

On Campus Schedule

The 2020-2021 school year will follow a new On Campus schedule allowing students to be on campus five days a week, Monday – Friday. Students will attend classes everyday and be scheduled for either a morning session or afternoon session. This schedule allows for safe, physical distancing.
Based on our survey results and conversations with parents, and informed by the recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the school is committed to having all students on campus five days a week.

By being on campus five days a week, Saint Ignatius students will experience a schedule similar to that of a college student where they will encounter their teachers two or three times each week for live classes and continue to learn in an asynchronous environment in between. Students will be expected to learn in class but also during times when they are not in person with their teacher. Students are welcome to be on campus for the full day if they choose.
 
Details and benefits of the On Campus schedule include:
  • A consistent 8 a.m. start time and a 3:15 p.m. end time.
  • Live 45-minute instruction periods delivered by our teachers two to three times per week.
  • A published and predictable calendar of our A/B rotation for the entire semester. 
  • Students – and teachers – will have a lunch period and free periods.
  • Established times for extracurricular activities and faith formation. 
  • Students are allowed to be on campus the entire day. 
 
Our entire campus will be leveraged for academic purposes. Areas will be designated by grade and by purpose. Our teachers and other resources will be made available to provide a structure and a framework for learning when students are not in live session.

The on campus schedule rotates between Days (A) and Days (B). Students will be divided into two groups:
  • Gonzaga Group
  • Xavier Group
Family members will be in the same groups.

On Day (A), the Gonzaga Group will begin classes at 8 a.m.
  • This group will have 50 minute periods from periods 1-4.
  • Fifth period is designated for lunch and the transition from the Gonzaga Group on campus to the Xavier Group on campus.
  • Students in the Gonzaga Group are free to leave after their fourth period class or remain on campus for asynchronous learning in any of the designated areas on campus.
  • The Xavier Group will begin classes at 11:55 a.m. on Day (A).
  • The Xavier Group will have 50 minute periods from periods 1-4. Prior to the start of their in-class day, students can stay home or use campus for asynchronous learning in any of the designated areas on campus.

On Day (B), the Xavier Group will begin classes at 8 a.m.
  • The Xavier Group will have 50 minute periods from periods 6-9. Once this group has completed classes, they are free to leave campus or remain on campus for asynchronous learning in any of the designated areas on campus.
  • The Gonzaga Group will begin classes at 11:55 a.m. on Day (B).
  • The Gonzaga Group will have 50 minute periods from periods 6-9. Prior to the start of their class day, students can stay home or use campus for asynchronous learning in any of the designated areas on campus.