Atlanta Public Schools officials are asking for public input to develop the school calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.
Parents, employees and students are asked to fill out the online survey to weigh in on the options.
More info on the options, courtesy of APS:
- Balanced Calendar: A "balanced" calendar features 8-9 week blocks of instructional days with week-long breaks evenly distributed throughout the school year. A balanced calendar usually includes a 9-10 week summer break.
- Traditional Calendar: A "traditional" calendar features long blocks of instructional time with limited breaks during the school year. A traditional calendar usually includes a 10-11 week summer break.
- Year Round Calendar: A "year round" calendar usually features 8-9 week blocks of instructional time with 3-week breaks distributed throughout the year. In a year round model, intersessions are provided for students during these breaks with opportunities for catch-up and enrichment, if funding is available. A year round calendar usually includes a 5-week summer break.
The survey is available here and will be open through the end of October.