Are Year-long Classes Better than Semester-long Classes?

Nathanial Brown, 10th Grade BC ECHS


Author: Nathanial Brown

At Brunswick County Early College, we participate in classes that last one semester rather than the entire school year. This is mostly because college classes are one semester long and not the whole year.


Recently, the question of whether or not year-long classes would be better than semester-long classes was brought up to me. In my opinion, I think that semester-long classes are beneficial and effective for students because they make it easier for them to get the required credits to graduate.


While I like the semester-long classes, I understand the pros of year-long classes, like growing connections between teachers and students and having more time to learn content.


Both sides of the argument have ground to stand on, but overall, I am a fan of the semester-long classes that we currently have.