What is a Balanced Calendar?

A balanced calendar evenly distributes the days those students attend school and the days they are on vacation across the 12-month calendar year.  All students attend school at the same time and go on vacation at the same time.  The following is a comparison of our current school calendar with the two most common versions of a balanced school calendar.

In a balanced calendar option, during the fall, spring, and summer break periods, schools provide extended learning opportunities or breaks for students.  Students can relearn material, practice skills, catch up or experience nonacademic enrichment activities.

Current Calendar

current

key

185 days

Teacher Schedule

180 days

Student Instruction

0 days

Fall Break

10 days

Winter Break

5 days

Spring Break

11 weeks

Summer Break

185 days

Teacher Schedule

180 days

Student Instruction

0 days

Fall Break

10 days

Winter Break

5 days

Spring Break

11 weeks

Summer Break

45/15 Balanced Calendar

45-15

key

185 days

Teacher Schedule

180 days

Student Instruction

15 days

Fall Break

15 days

Winter Break

15 days

Spring Break

5 weeks

Summer Break

45/10 Balanced Calendar

45-10

key

185 days

Teacher Schedule

180 days

Student Instruction

10 days

Fall Break

15 days

Winter Break

10 days

Spring Break

7-8 weeks

Summer Break