Four and a half years ago I grudgingly enrolled my daughter at a year-round school expecting the worst. Before the end of the year I knew that I had been very wrong about the year-round program.
What changed my viewpoint so radically? First, and foremost, the teacher's positive attitude of the program calmed my initial fear. She explained how learning is an ongoing process in year-round schools.
Homework is given during the four three-week breaks to retain memory of what was studied, unlike traditional schools that spend almost the entire month of September reviewing. Boredom during short breaks is minimal and may lessen juvenile delinquency. Brothers and sisters are generally kept on the same track to prevent a conflict in schedules.
We now have the opportunity to vacation any season we wish. Crowds are gone; prices are usually lower and the weather is sometimes better during non-summer months.