ERIC Number: ED343261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A National Model: A Voluntary Four-Quarter Plan at the High School Level.
Bradford, James C., Jr.
A four-quarter extended school year plan in Buena Vista, Virginia, high schools is described in this paper. The voluntary program is composed of 3 quarters totaling 150 instructional hours, with an optional summer quarter. Advantages of the program include community/business support and student opportunities for remediation and acceleration. Outcomes have included improved standardized test scores, cost savings, teacher and student satisfaction, and a decreased dropout rate. Faculty (92%) and students (88%) support institutionalization of the extended year. A majority of faculty and students reported no effect on student extracurricular activities and family vacations. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Buena Vista City Public Schools VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Year-Round Education (23rd, San Diego, CA, February 8-13, 1992). For related documents, see EA 023 817-818.