Benefits Of Year-Round Schooling

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Benefits of Year-Round Schooling Have you ever found yourself bored and ready to go back to school halfway through summer vacation? Maybe, you are so stressed out by the end of each quarter of school that you just need a break to relax. These problems, along with many other issues, can be solved by year-round schooling. Many people are confused by the concept of year-round school, and as a result, they don’t like the idea. Contrary to what many people believe, in year-round schools, students don’t actually attend school Monday through Friday all year long. In fact, it is just a different schedule in which students still attend school 180 days a year, just like students in regular 9-month schools, they just have a shorter summer vacation …show more content…
Student achievement is arguably increased in year-round schools, especially for students facing these challenges (Skinner,8). These pupils make just as much progress in a year as their peers in the year-round school system (Johnson). This system gives individuals from low-income households more stability in a safe environment in which they are less likely to get into trouble because their teachers can keep in contact with them throughout the year (Stewart). This also benefits foreign students who are learning English, because in the 9 month school system, they are at home speaking their native language all summer and they tend to regress in their comprehension and their ability to communicate in English (Johnson). Furthermore, in a 9-month school system, these students have shown to make a significant decrease in academic achievement over the summer, where other students are still making gains, therefore making a wider achievement gap, where in the year-round school system, this gap is much smaller (Huebner). These are not the only individuals who will benefit from year-round schooling, …show more content…
They can share materials and avoid needing an unnecessary amount of student facilities, depending on the calendar and plan that they choose (Costs). There are two type of year-round calendars, one is called single-track, and the other is called multi-track. They both include plans where students get a 15 day break after every quarter, a 20 day break every 60 days, or a 30 day break every 90 days (Research). The difference between the two calendars is that, on a single-track calendar, students, teachers, and staff, all have the same breaks at the same times. On a multi-track calendar, there are several tracks, or groups of students, teachers, and staff, that are on a constant rotation, so that no two tracks are attending school or are on break at the same time (Costs). This option can save schools money in buildings and facilities

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