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Old 06-21-2006, 07:41 AM
 
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Default year round schools

Does anyone's child attend a yr round school and what is the feeling among parents down there about this?

Is it just the elementary schools, if no, one must remember all these kids in elementary will be in the middle and high schools soon, what does that mean for those schools as it is obvious (the same here) there are 3x as many elementary schools then of the mid and high level.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:16 AM
 
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I did an interim position in a year round school when we first moved here. It was in an elementary school. They seem to be modified year round though- they still get a summer break but it is only 5 weeks long. They have 2 week breaks throughout the year. The way this school did it, the first week was intersession for kids that needed it to have some remediation. The 2nd week was break for everyone. As everything, there are pros and cons to it.

On the UCPS website they show calendars for the traditional school and the year round so you can compare.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:33 AM
 
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There is a somewhat harsh debate going on here now where the county (wake) wants to make all elementary schools mandatory year round scheduling for the 2007-08 school year and beyond. It's got those against year round scheduling furious because they want their kids on traditional scheduling so they can have summer vacation and so their kids go to school at the same time (year round schools have several tracks, and many times, kids in the same family have different tracks). And even people who support year round schooling DO NOT support the mandatory part. They think the schools should have a choice and that the parents should get to have some say in it. They did something a little less drastic a few years ago and put all of the highschools on block scheduling. They still had a ton of protests, but they did it anyways and it was fine..... UNTIL, last year, the STATE madadted that all school districts had to wait until atleast August 25th to start school (they usually start around August 10th or 11th) so that they could extend the tourist season for the state! This was the stupidest and most inconsiderate thing they could have done, especially for the high schoolers. It messed up exam scheduling, it made black sheduling very difficult because of that, and it put tremendous pressure on the AP classes, because the state still gives the AP exams in mid may, when the school year doesn't end until June now, so they don't have as much time to learn the material if they class is 2nd semester, so most of the AP classes are now 1st semester to have enough time to learn the curiculum, meaning they have to take the AP exam 5 months after they took the class.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:41 AM
 
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They tried Year round school in some parts of FL and it flopped big time!
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