The academic calendar is organized into four quarters lasting approximately nine weeks each.
Core classes last all year—four quarters. Some elective classes, such as Band/Orchestra and AVID also last all year. Other elective classes such as Art, Technology, and PE last one semester—two quarter, and most 6th grade elective classes are offered for one quarter so that students are exposed to a variety of experiences. Academic grades are calculated each quarter; grades are not averaged at the semester. Report cards will be distributed to students a week after the end of each quarter.