Year Round Schooling
By Brittany Anderson
What is year round schooling?
Just how long have we had year round schools?
Year round schools do not operate a full twelve months. The schools operate on a modified school calendar.
Pros and Cons of year round schools
It takes away the summer learning digression
Increases amount learned
You can increase student population in one school
Extra vacation days during the year
May receive extra funding
Only one day to finalize grades
A week layover between years
Could be a challenging change for students
Sports become more difficult
If using a multi-track system, parents with different aged children may have one child home one week and another home the following week, making vacations difficult.
No concrete proof that it actually improves the students academically