4 Day School Week

Monday through Thursday School

Every Week

No School on any Fridays

 

Family Friendly Calendar

Scheduled Family Breaks for better attendance

One Week Fall Break + Two Week Spring Break

Our school follows a unique modified traditional calendar.  Our goal is to encourage families to take vacations during off seasons rather than missing school.  We offer:
  • Monday through Thursday School
  • No School on Fridays
  • One Week Fall Break (typically the first full week in October)
  • Two Week Spring Break (one week aligns with neighboring Districts)
  • Traditional Holiday Breaks (typically one week for Thanksgiving and Two Weeks for Christmas)
  • No school on the following Mondays: MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day.
For more information about our daily bell schedule and also our annual calendar, please visit: School Schedule

What if my students need Childcare?

There are options available

Overall, the number of dedicated school hours is very close to the traditional school schedule.  There are about 32 hours of school hours in a four day week and 32.5 hours on a five day week.  Our extended fall and spring breaks are also very similar to traditional schedules as they are days off that would typically be used for childcare during the summer months.

Many childcare facilities and after school programs are willing to work with families on this.  If you are in need of suggestions, please email: info@thevillagecharterschool.org


Why a 4 Day Schoolweek?

Here are the reasons we have adopted a four day school week schedule:

  • Offering a four day student school week supports The Village Charter School's mission, vision and goals by utilizing Fridays for staff professional development, lesson planning/preparation and teacher collaboration.
  • Every week, your students have a better and more prepared teacher.
  • Districts who offer a four day school week have shown increased student attendance, motivation and academic performance.
  • Teachers also have better attendance which means students have more face-time with their teachers. Substitutes do a great job, but they are not the teacher.
  • The four day school calendar is very comparable to the 5 day in total amount of in-class hours. Students on a 4 day a week schedule are in class 32 hours a week while students on a traditional 5 day a week schedule are in class 32.5 hours a week.
  • Charter schools are about being innovative and finding different and sometimes non-traditional approaches which benefit their students and staff.
  • The students have less homework as there are longer blocks of time to work on core subjects, enabling them to do more while at school.
  • Parents have a weekday to schedule doctor, dentist, orthodontist, and other appointments decreasing student absences.

 

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