Essay On Year Round Schooling

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Are we really getting the best education out of our traditional school system? We wait all year long for our three month summer vacation, but is it really taking a toll on our actual learning time? The summer break is too long and most students get very bored of the summer. Students get excited for the new school year but dread it once it starts and then they begin to slack off. Our teachers work hard to teach us, and students try to benefit as much as they can from what they have learned but unfortunately it is going to be all forgotten during the summer break. Year round schooling may be the solution compared to our traditional school system. Year round schooling gives students the opportunity to learn and achieve more throughout the school year. Along with the advantages of year-round schooling there are some disadvantages and misconceptions that go along with it. The traditional school calendar is based on the agricultural work families would do in the summer many years ago but not many families revolve around the agricultural calendar in today’s time ad don’t need to children’s help in the farm. Year round schooling (YRE) is a modified schedule for teachers and students, which involves year-round instructional time with frequent three to four weeks breaks throughout the year and typically ends with a five week summer break (St, Gerard 2007).There are two types of year round scheduling there is the single track and multitrack schedule. In a single track 45/15 schedule, the year is divided into four nine-week periods and three week breaks in between, with a total of 180 instructional days in most cases. A multi-track schedule has the same design as the single track but to avoid overcrowding, students are divided into four g... ... middle of paper ... ... administrative services. And lastly, all extra-curricular activities will have to be accommodated to the year round schedule as well. Times are changing and science is advancing. The traditional school calendar is based on the agricultural work families would do in the summer but not many families revolve around the agricultural calendar in today’s time. There are many arguments towards year-round schooling but many people just don’t want to adapt to change. Today’s children have much more opportunities then I had when I was younger and I believe that they should take advantage of their learning because our future is with them. I am about to graduate from high school and I wish I had the opportunity to have been in a year round school. Despite the few advantages I really believe year round school is the better choice. Students deserve a the best education possible
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