2011-2012 Early Start Calendar
2011-2012 Single Track - Early Start Instructional Calendar
On December 14, the Board of Education of the Los AngelesUnified School District (LAUSD) approved the implementation of a District-Wide Early Start Instructional Calendar for all single-track elementary, middle and senior high schools. The newly-adopted Early Start Calendar would start on August 15, 2011, and end on June 1, 2012 for students.
The Early Start Instructional Calendar has several benefits for LAUSD students. This calendar provides uninterrupted blocks of instructional time in both semesters. High school students will complete their final exams before the winter recess begins. On the earlier schedule, students cover more material and are also better prepared before taking the Advanced Placement (AP) tests.
Additionaly, high school students would benefit from the Early Start Instructional Calendar by having the opportunity to enroll in summer college courses or apply for jobs earlier in a very competitive job market.
Finally, it’s important to remember that the move toward the early start calendar was driven in large part by the local principals and staff who want to see their students improve their learning and academic performance.