One reason we should have one large summer breaks is that students and teachers look forward to having some nice long time off for themselves. Three shorter vacations means that the breaks would be over before you know it. People enjoy relaxing in long weather for a long period of time before having to go back to school, I know I do. It’s much easier for teachers and students to enjoy their break when they don’t have to think about working at school for a while. One long summer break is definitely needed.
The other side claims that year round school is essential for some, since student often forget a lot during the summer break. Nonetheless, Year round school is definitely not the answer, because it creates family conflict, it creates social problem, and it takes away job opportunities for students during the summer. Year round schooling has been reported to create family conflict due to the change in schedule. The reason why this has become a controversy for families, because children may not be on the same schedule as their sibling. One sibling might be enjoying his or her two month break while the other has to sit in class working.
Due to this, many schools that change to year-round schedules end up switching back. For example, since 1980, 95 percent of schools that tried the year-round schedule changed back to a traditional calendar. It is obvious that changing to year-round schooling does not help students’ achievement. Like any other facility, keeping a school open requires a great deal of money.
The year-round education plan is becoming very popular in schools today. The schedule is reconstructed so summer vacation is eliminated, and shorter, more frequent breaks are inserted instead. The typical single-track calendar operates on a forty-five to fifteen day plan, where forty-five days are spent in the classroom, followed by a fifteen day break. All school districts should replace their traditional school calendar with this new plan because year-round schooling increases the students’ maintenance of knowledge, improves his or her behavior, and offers flexibility while being effective. One major benefit of year-round schooling is the students’ retention rates are increased.
When having school with like that, students will have a better knowledge, the effects on the budget for the high school they’re not sitting empty for months during the summer break, when lights are on still, so we could put them into use. Teachers could get paid more money than they are, and get paid for the whole year and just not a quarter, than they don’t teach for 3-4 months, depending on the break, and gives kids to get the knowledge that they need, and the teachers the pay they need. Last but not least, Students who attend school year-round are able to retain more knowledge and move along at a steadier pace than students who follow the regular school year. Summer infects a lot of the learning loss on students enrolled in regular school programs. Research says taken over a hundred years, its shown that students taking the same standardized test both before and after summer break will have a lower grade than the other students.
If students don't get punished for not coming to school, then schools will lose money and students will be missing lectures causing them to get bad grades. Students aren't graduating because they have too many unexcused absences. Ditching shouldn't be allowed and if one does ditch, then they must be punished. Some people might say Senior year in high school is a waste of time. I agree, my senior year consisted of cutting classes and not as much work.
Additionally, there's something about essay and paragraph writing that just demands my full attention; summer school excellently provides this opportunity . I mean, for some reason, I can never concentrate or even get myself started on writing non-opinionated pieces. Call me shallow, but they just don't come to me naturally. Having three other academic courses will turn this into an impossible task; therefore, I'm taking English in the summer so I have almost the whole day to get started. To conclude, by taking English, a subject that's not my best, in the summer, I'm greatly increasing the positive outcomes to come out of my last year at high school.
They say that all year round school is horrible because it takes away summer vacation – that it takes away time for long vacations. There are three main pros of having an all year round school. The traditional style is out of date, during the summer parents don’t know what to do with their kids and the knowledge loss is decreased and the third is vacations. Even though the list of cons is longer than the list of pros of having an all year round school calendar I believe that the short list of pros should be the reason that we leave the traditional school calendar in the past. The first pro of having all year round school is the fact that the traditional school calendar is out of date.
Why We Should Save Secondary School Sports Programs Abstract In the past 10 years or so high school institutions have been forced to make budget cuts. This has resulted in high school athletic programs being cut completely in some cases. While budget has much to do with the recent crisis, academics play a large role as well. The world of academia has taken center stage and more pressure than ever is being put on teenagers to excel at high levels in this realm. Some have argued that time spent in athletic activity cuts away from study time.
When at school, many students long for summer vacation. But with two hundred and sixty one days of school, breaks are what they fall back on to last them until the final escape--summer. Christmas break is the best out of all breaks. Christmas break is the best because it is the longest. Being two weeks, it is easier to travel with friends or family and enjoy vacation without having to worry about its shortness.