A continuous learning academic calendar, also known as year-round schooling, is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. Though detractors say it is detrimental to student learning, advocates insist the method decreases absences and helps with feelings of diminished interest among teachers and students.
After a trial period in which seven Oklahoma City area schools utilized the method, the entire Oklahoma City Public Schools district decided to adopt the year long schedule for 2013-2014 and beyond. Get information on the year-round calendar and the specific schools that follow the year-round model below.
2014-2015 Year-Round Calendar ScheduleIn general, year-round schooling consists of spacing out the breaks rather than having a long summer break. Continuous learning schools typically take a two-week fall break in October, a three-week winter break in December and a two-week spring break in March but have only about 8 weeks off in the summer rather than the traditional 12 plus. Both year-round and traditional calendars contain the exact same number of educational days.
For the 2014-2015 school session, year-round schools in Oklahoma City follow this schedule:
- August 4th: Classes Begin
- September 1st: No Classes (Labor Day)
- September 5th: No Classes (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
- October 13-24: No Classes (Fall Break)
- November 26-28: No Classes (Thanksgiving Break)
- December 17th - January 1st: No Classes (Winter Break)
- January 2nd: No Classes (Professional Development)
- January 19th: No Classes (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
- February 6th: No Classes (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
- March 9-20: No Classes (Spring Break)
- May 25th: No Classes (Memorial Day)
- May 29th: Last Day of Classes