With increasingly demanding standards, competitive college acceptance expectations, and more rigorous educational guidelines, many public school students are striving for higher grades than ever before. Recent studies assert that the key to boosting a child's GPA involves providing students with more consistent educational opportunities. Fundamentally, more consistent opportunities are best achieved by providing students with year-round public instruction.
- With a more consistent and on-going learning process, teachers can reduce the time spent on reviewing previous lessons.
- Students can participate in available remediation programs during the more frequent school breaks/intervals.
- Nearly all students have demonstrated academic improvement in a year-round model; specifically, students from homes that are not supportive of educational pursuits demonstrate marked benefits.
- Students' attitudes are often more optimistic and motivated regarding school work/school issues in year-round school.
- Student attendance is generally higher at year-round schools.
This video looks at the pros and cons of year-round schooling.
- Declined reports of teacher fatigue and burn-out
- Teachers are able to earn added incomes during their more frequent break periods, allowing for decreased teacher stress and struggle
- Funds that would have been alternatively used for new construction can be used for new materials and/or hiring more teachers
- Most parents, teachers, and students of current year-round models report positive feelings and feedback of the adjusted schedule
This video discusses the benefits of year-round schooling.