Our school year operates on a balanced calendar. The school year begins in late August or early September and runs to mid-July with holidays spread over the year. We have five sessions of 7-8 weeks of school separated by a week or two of break. We break for a week in October. Our winter break is two or three weeks long depending on the year. Our two week Spring break usually coincides with school district #42 break or is one week offset. We also break for a week in May around the long weekend. Overall we have the same amount of days in session as a regular type of school year.