Copper Canyon Academy offers year-round instruction, with a fall and a spring semester as well as a summer term. Students take five or six classes during each of the fall and spring terms, and two or three in the summer. The daily schedule for fall and spring is defined by a block schedule: three classes are scheduled each day, with a different three classes scheduled on alternating days, making it possible for a student to take as many as six classes per semester.
Classes begin each weekday at 8:25 a.m., and each class meets for 85 minutes, with 10-minute passing periods between classes. During the 90-minute lunch break, there is also a built-in constructive time period when students study, do homework, make up examinations, and meet with teachers.
Constructive time for academic work is also structured into the weekend and evening schedules in the dorms. Students work independently, in small groups, or with assigned peer tutors. If a student at any time falls below 70 percent in any course, she will be placed on Academic Support status. This mandates that even more study time and assistance will be made available to her on weekends and evenings.
Typical Student Academic Daily Schedule
|A Days||B Days|
|8:25 - 9:50||Chemistry B||American Literature A|
|10:00 - 11:25||U.S. Government||Study Hall|
|11:30 - 12:05||Lunch||Constructive Time|
|12:10 - 12:55||Constructive Time||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:25||Spanish 2 A||Algebra 2 B|