APS year-round schools head back to class July 15

ATLANTA – Boyd, Centennial Place and Hutchinson elementary school students are heading back to class at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 15 as Atlanta Public Schools kicks off “Day One APS” for year-round schools.

Boyd and Hutchinson elementary are two of the district’s new 58 Community Eligibility Option (CEO) schools.  As part of this pilot program, all students enrolled at CEO schools will receive free breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

Students who did not register for school by June 28 and are eligible for APS transportation will need to locate the nearest bus stop until bus routes for year-round schools are updated on July 26.  For more information about transportation changes, visit http://atlantapublicschools.us/transportation.

The year-round school concept began several years ago as an alternative to the traditional school calendar. The goal was to provide some flexibility in scheduling and another way – along with summer school and enrichment programs – for students to retain more of what they learned throughout the school year.  Centennial Place and Boyd elementary schools were the first APS schools to adopt the year-round schedule during the 1999-2000 school year.   Hutchinson Elementary was added in 2004. The summer break, or intersession, began June 3 for year-round students.

To view the full year-round student calendar, visit APS’ web site at http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/calendar

The first day of school for traditional APS schools will resume on Wednesday, August 7.

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