2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR
Our community has experienced continuous growth over the last several years, with the greatest impact felt at Liberty High School. Due to the number of students anticipated in the 2023-24 school year, Liberty High School has created some distinctive opportunities for students to experience high school with a unique, flexible schedule.
For the 2023-24 school year, Liberty High School students have a few options to choose from which will address student capacity.
These options include the following:
- Students can opt-in to a late start schedule for the school year with a 6th hour class and one eCampus course per semester.
- Students can maintain a traditional 1st - 5th hour school schedule and be co-enrolled in Peoria Unified’s eCampus Virtual School for 2nd hour only (space available in the cafeteria for students to participate on campus).
- Maintain a traditional school day while attending all classes in person with the current bell schedule.
There are specific courses available for those who opt-in to the late start schedule with a 6th hour class, or for those who participate in an eCampus course for 2nd hour only. See a list of available courses below, as well as what the schedule looks like for those who choose a 6th hour class.
LATE START 6TH HOUR OPTION
Students can opt-in to a late start schedule with a 6th hour class. This option will modify a students’ school schedule, allowing them to take one class virtually from home through Peoria Unified's eCampus Virtual School, and students would begin their school day in person later in the morning. This schedule may be ideal for students who work late or who only need to take two in-person classes in order to graduate, although it is open to all Liberty students. Peoria Unified's eCampus course is done independently, although all courses are written with a pacing guide and have due dates.To participate in the 6th hour option, the schedule will be as follows:
Periods 1- 3: Late start. Sleep in and take an eCampus course. Peoria Unified's eCampus courses are done independently. All courses have a pacing guide and due dates.
Period 4: 11:12 a.m. – 12:42 p.m. – First class in person on campus
Period 5: 12:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. – Second class in person on campus
Period 6: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Last class in person on campus
Students who select the 6th hour option will have independent, non-teacher led instruction time to work on assignments or view recorded lessons on Modified Wednesdays while their teachers are participating in professional development activities.
- Students who opt-in and take a 6th hour class will need their own transportation to/from school. This flexible schedule will allow for parking pass priority for juniors.
- Students will need to identify two online classes that they meet pre-requisites for, and they will take one Peoria Unified eCampus course each semester. It is helpful if students select their first, second and third ideal online course.
- Due to the late start schedule, there will not be a lunch hour for students as they will arrive to school late.
- Those who opt-in for the late start schedule with the 6th hour class will need to commit for the full 2023-24 school year. Those who sign up should be mindful as it could impact participation in any afterschool clubs or sports which begin immediately after 2:20 p.m. through 4 p.m.
- Classes in the 6th hour are limited, so sign-ups will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on how many students apply for this option, students may be placed on a wait list.
2nd HOUR ECAMPUS COURSE
Another option is for students to maintain a traditional school schedule but take their 2nd hour course online through eCampus Virtual School. This option may allow students to take electives or honors courses that may not be available in person at Liberty High School. Space is available on campus in the cafeteria for students to participate in their eCampus course during 2nd hour. *Note: Not all classes which are taught in person are also offered online. Students who enroll in an eCampus course during 2nd hour will need to commit to participating in this option for a full semester. Peoria Unified's eCampus course is done independently, although all courses are written with a pacing guide and have due dates.
The deadline to sign up for one of the flexible schedule options is Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.
Please take the time to review all of these options for the 2023-24 school year. Once the interest form is submitted, Peoria Unified will follow-up with a registration form that will need to be signed by students and their families. That registration form will need to be turned into a guidance counselor who will review all of the information to see if one of these flexible options meets the students’ needs.
TRADITIONAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Peoria Unified would like to ensure that students will always have the option to participate in a traditional, full-time in-person option for their classes. If they would like to participate in the traditional full-time in-person option, no action is needed.