Year-round school program

A year-round school program is a school schedule that operates throughout the entire year, with shorter breaks throughout the year rather than a traditional long summer break. Typically, students attend school for a set number of days or weeks, followed by a short break of a few weeks, after which the school year resumes.

The purpose of a year-round school program is to spread out the learning and teaching over the year, rather than having a long summer break where students can forget a significant portion of what they learned during the school year. Year-round schools may also offer more opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities and enrichment programs throughout the year.

There are several variations of year-round school schedules, such as the “45-15” plan, which involves students attending school for 45 days and then taking a 15-day break, or the “60-20” plan, which involves 60 days of school followed by 20 days of break.

Year-round school programs are not as common as traditional school schedules in many countries, but they are gaining popularity in some regions due to potential benefits such as reducing summer learning loss, providing more flexibility for families, and making it easier to schedule teacher professional development, School Management System, and classroom maintenance.