## Part-Time Hours Example

Below is an **example** of how to calculate the answer to "How many total hours of instruction...are scheduled for the **N**th graders identified in the question above?" found in the Resident Reduction section, Step 3.2.

### 1. Assumptions

Our example assumes that there are **three students listed as being part-time in 12th grade**: Student A, Student B and Student C. One student is taking one class and the other two students are taking two or more classes.

### 2. Calculate Minutes for Student A

Student A takes **one (1) **class that is scheduled to meet for 45 minutes a day for 89 days. The total minutes for Student A is calculated as 45 minutes/day x 89 days = **4,005** minutes.

### 3. Calculate Minutes for Student B

Student B takes **two (2)** classes where **both** are scheduled to meet for 45 minutes a day for 89 days. The total minutes for Student B is calculated as (45 minutes/day x 89 days = 4005 minutes/class) x 2 classes = **8,010** minutes.

### 4. Calculate Minutes for Student C

Student C takes **three(3)** classes. However, __only two classes can be used____ __in the calculation: two classes are scheduled to meet for 45 minutes a day x 89 days and one class is scheduled to meet for 75 minutes a day for 89 days. To calculate the minutes for all three classes:

- Class 1 - minutes = 45 minutes/day x 89 days =
**4005**minutes - Class 2 - minutes = 45 minutes/day x 89 days =
**4005**minutes - Class 3 - minutes = 75 minutes/day x 89 days =
**6675**minutes

Take the **two best calculations** and add to get the total minutes **for Student C**, or 4005 + 6675 = **10,680** minutes.

### 5. Add Minutes for Students A, B and C

Student A + Student B + Student C = Total Minutes for all part-time students in 12th grade. 4,005 + 8,010 + 10,680 = **22,695** minutes.

### 6. Calculate Hours

Calculate hours by dividing the total minutes by 60. 22,695 minutes / 60 minutes per hour = **378.25** hours. Round to the closest whole number of **378**.

### 7. The Answer

The answer to the question "How many total hours of instruction..." would be **378** for our example.

[Updated 01-04-2019]