The School Calendar

The School Calendar

Kimberly Oliver (National Teacher of the Year, Broad Acres Elementary School, Maryland) gives expert video advice on: What are the various types of school calendars?; Do year-round schools offer fewer days of vacation?; How can I keep my child engaged with learning during school breaks?

What are the various types of school calendars?

There are many types of school calendars, depending on which state you live in and which specific school system you attend. However, the most common school calendars are the traditional school calendar and the year round school calendar. Students who follow a traditional school calendar, typically begin school in August or September, and end in May or June. Students who follow a year round school calendar, have varying start dates.

Do year-round schools offer fewer days of vacation?

Typically students who follow a year-round calendar have the same amount of days in school as a traditional school calendar. They just take different breaks throughout the year instead of one long break over the summer.