Our School Day

Core Academics

Our daily schedule includes core classes (English Language Arts, Math and Science), recess, lunchtime and elective classes. We use a block schedule with longer class periods that allow teachers and students to "dive deeper" into what they're learning each day.


We offer a diverse and ever-evolving selection of elective classes. Students choose new electives each semester. They attend two electives on Monday and Tuesday, and two different electives on Thursday Friday.

Students who need additional help may also attend Curriculum Support classes in English Language Arts or Math.

Other Details

School Hours

Our school day is 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Carline dropoff 8:10 to 8:30 am. Students arriving before that time MUST be escorted into the building by an adult, and signed in!

Lunch & Recess

Our students take a mid-day break to eat lunch and go hang out at Durham's Central Park, which is down the block.

After-School & Before-School

At CPSC Middle, the After-School Program operates from dismissal until 6pm. PAID before-school care starts at 7:15am; FREE before-school care starts at 8am. See Parent Resources for complete details.

This page (Our School Day) last updated July 10, 2019