Year-round Calendar

A year-round calendar is a type of school calendar that allows for continuous learning throughout the year, rather than the traditional 9-month school calendar. In a year-round calendar, students attend school for shorter, more frequent breaks instead of a long summer break.

The goal of a year-round calendar is to reduce summer learning loss and improve academic performance by providing students with more consistent and continuous learning opportunities. Year-round calendars also offer more scheduling flexibility, allowing schools to better accommodate student needs and teacher availability.

There are several different types of year-round calendars, including the 45-15 calendar, in which students attend school for 45 days and have a break of 15 days, and the 60-20 calendar, in which students attend school for 60 days and have a break of 20 days. Some year-round calendars also incorporate longer breaks throughout the year, such as winter or spring break, to allow students to have extended time off.

Year-round calendars are becoming more popular in some areas as a way to address the challenges of the traditional school calendar, but they are also controversial, with some educators and parents expressing concerns about the impact on family life, teacher burnout, and other issues. Read more about School Analytics.