Estrella High School uses an innovative block scheduling program that breaks each school year into four nine-week blocks. During each block, students take and complete three or more classes, based on the following schedule:
1st hour: 8:15am - 10:00am
2nd hour: 10:05am - 11:50am
3rd hour: 12:15pm - 2:00pm
4th hour: 2:05pm - 3:50pm
Students who choose to attend 4th period class must find their own transportation home.
Each class meets four days a week for 1 hour and 50 minutes, which enables students to complete one semester of coursework in each course per nine-week block. Fridays are flexible days which give students the opportunity for extra school activities and individual tutoring, as teachers are not available during regular class times. This block schedule accelerates the graduation process and allows students to earn more credits in a shorter amount of time. It also gives students who have fallen behind on academic credits the opportunity to take additional courses in order to catch up.