Daily Schedule

For commuter students

“I absolutely loved the Columbia High School Program because it pushed me to challenge myself and see how it would be to live on my own, make new friends, and improve my time management skills."
— JOANNA QUAN

Monday–Friday

Morning Classes in Session

The morning session is normally divided into two class meetings of approximately fifty minutes each, separated by a ten-minute break. Meeting times vary for curricular options; see individual course description pages.

Lunch and Midday Break

During the midday break, which is approximately two hours, students can eat lunch, do homework, use the gym, explore the neighborhood, relax with friends, and participate in a variety of organized activities, including athletics, arts and crafts, panels on college admissions and other topics of interest, community outreach projects, special interest clubs, trips to local restaurants, and mini field trips. Please be aware that meeting times for some curricular options overlap with the midday period; see individual course description pages.

Afternoon Classes in Session

The afternoon session is normally broken into two class meetings of approximately fifty minutes each, separated by a ten-minute break. Meeting times vary for curricular options; see individual course description pages.

Evening

Students from the commuter program are welcome to take part in early evening community outreach activities, special interest clubs and seminars, cultural activities, and a talent show.

Saturday and Sunday

On weekends, students from the commuter program are welcome to take part in scheduled community outreach projects.

Please note that each curricular option has individual scheduling requirements and might deviate from the general outline above.