• The new 2018-2019 IDEA Center bell schedules can be downloaded HERE.

  • The school operates on a 4 X 4 quarter system. This means that students can have 4 classes per day and 4 quarters in a school year. Each quarter is approximately 9 weeks long. On a normal school day, classes are 95 minutes each with lunch between periods 2 and 3. 

  • Since we are on a quarter system, students may only need to take 3 of the 4 periods offered each day. In a quarter class, we cover in 18 weeks what a traditional school site does in 36 weeks. Therefore, our students can potentially take up to 20 more credits each year than a traditional school site. 

  • Teachers use each 95 minute period to instruct, support, and advise students in preparation for projects and ongoing demonstrations of learning. NOTE: Students are required to participate in quarterly showcases by orally presenting their learning to the Maverick community each year they are at IDEA Center. Participation in these oral presentations are graded and may weigh heavily in student grades for their classes. 

  • Since we only offer 4 periods each day, students may find it easier to focus on fewer classes rather than the 6 or 7 students may take on traditional school sites.

  • Our periods 1 and 4 MAY operate on a A/B format depending on the course taken. If a class is on an A/B schedule, that class will share the period time with another class, but meet on different days. These classes will meet like this for a FULL CALENDAR YEAR and they are NOT on the quarter system. For example, Math and Spanish both meet period 1. Math meets Mondays, and Thursdays during period 1, Spanish meets Tuesday and Fridays also during period 1. Each Wednesday is a collaboration day, and each week students will switch between having Spanish period 1 one week and math period 1 the next week. This will happen for all 36 weeks of the school year.

  • The goal for our Mavericks is that by their junior and senior years they will not need to take a full day of classes and can attend internships and community college classes while finishing their high school graduation requirements.

  • We have several different bell schedules that we will use throughout the year to enhance academics, student social-emotional needs, state testing, and WASC.

  • Juniors and seniors will normally take two core classes, a Career Technical Education (CTE) Class, and an elective class each quarter. Freshmen and sophomores will focus on their core classes and a variety of electives.

  • Students are required to participate in quarterly showcases by orally presenting their learning to the Maverick community each year they are at IDEA Center. Participation in these oral presentations are graded and may weigh heavily in student grades for their classes.