Balanced Calendar

With a "traditional" school calendar, students attend school for 180 days between mid-August and the end of May. In a "balanced" school calendar, students still attend school for 180 days, but their days of attendance are distributed somewhat more evenly throughout the calendar year.

There are many factors that impact traditional and balanced calendars, some of which may or may not affect your child at this time. Semester finals, student fatigue, summer school offerings, standardized and Advanced Placement tests, athletics, and other factors all need to be carefully considered.

The JGSC Board of School Trustees would like your input prior to making any decisions on calendar changes for the 2015-2016 school year. Please provide your thoughtful response to the following questions.

Please submit once per family. We recognize that this is not a controlled, scientific survey. It is simply a way of collecting some thoughts on traditional vs. balanced calendars.

Your selections are not recorded until you click "Submit" at the bottom of this form.

Thank you for providing your input!

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    Shorter summer break, but longer breaks during the school year
    Starting the year as late as possible in August
    Ending the year as early as possible in May
    Ending the 1st semester at Winter Break
    Maximizing Advanced Placement class time prior to the A.P. test in May
    Providing a variety of for-credit summer school classes
    Keeping a longer, uninterrupted summer break
    Coordinating calendars with neighboring school districts
    Having no school on the Monday after Falloween
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    Please look carefully at the following potential 2015-2016 calendars.

    NOTE: The final calendar may differ from all of these.

    Traditional School Calendar (below)

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    Balanced School Calendar Option 1 (below)

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    Balanced School Calendar Option 2 (below)

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    Balanced School Calendar Option 3 (below)

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    Traditional Calendar
    Balanced Calendar Option 1
    Balanced Calendar Option 2
    Balanced Calendar Option 3
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    Thank you!