8 periods. in case you're interested, lol, I'm in 7th grade, and 8th period is directed study... so you can do your homework or whatever. I go down to the library (we have one inside the school, its a lot nicer than the rest of the school.) with whoever wants to go there for as much of the period as i can; the librarian lets you to talk, but if you're too loud she'll ban you for a week. im not kidding. then for the last 5 minutes of school i go back and... well... fall asleep.