Holly - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )
The school district we live in has year-round school. For those of you who aren't familiar with this schedule it goes like this: the kids have 3 months in school and 1 month off for three cycles (or "trimesters" as opposed to "semesters" of traditional schools). There are 4 "tracks" that have equal numbers of students and cycle through when their month off is, so there are always 3 tracks "on" and 1 track "off," except for in the summer when the whole school has about 2 weeks off.
So, for example (assuming that school is in from July-June and we'll just rule out holidays and such): Track A students would be off in July, November and March; Tack B students would be off in August, December and April; Track C students would be off in September, January and May; and Track D students would be off in October, February and June. Of course it's not quite that simple (because of holidays), but that's the basic point.
My questions are:
Do you all think the traditional schedule (with 3 solid months off for the summer) is better? Worse? Why?
What do you all have in your school districts?
Do you like the scheduling your school has (whether it's traditional or year-round)? Why?
What did you have as a child?
Did you like what you had as a child? Why?
I am just really curious as to what you all think. :)