Sample Academic Calendars for High School Psychology Courses


New high school psychology teachers often ask how to design pacing calendars for their psychology classes. Courses can vary in many ways — there are advanced placement classes, international baccalaureate classes, and regular classes, and courses can be one semester or year-long, block or regular schedule. While the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula contains outlines for psychology courses (see Appendix B), the sample pacing calendars below provide teachers with examples of actual calendars from other psychology teachers. APA does not endorse these calendars, but they are being provided here as examples for teachers to view and consider.

Contact Laura Brandt if you have questions about these calendars.

  1. Advanced Placement, Block schedule, Single semester
    Mike McLane
    Sterling Heights High School
    Sterling, MI

  2. Advanced Placement, Regular schedule, Single semester
    Robert Owens
    Northwest Guilford senior high school
    Greensboro, NC

  3. Advanced Placement, Regular schedule, Full year
    Laura Brandt
    Adlai E. Stevenson High School
    Lincolnshire, IL

  4. International Baccalaureate, Block schedule, Full year
    Marissa Sarabando
    Memorial High School
    McAllen, Texas

  5. Regular Psychology, Block schedule, single semester
    Chanda Aves
    Ionia High School
    Ionia, MI

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