ERIC Number: ED396405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Year-Round Schools: A Twenty-Year Follow-Up Study of a Nationally Recognized Single Track Four-Quarter Plan at the High School Level. [Revised].
Bradford, James C., Jr.
In 1973-74, the school board, faculty, and students in Buena Vista, Virginia, with the support of the Virginia State Board of Education, approved a single-track, four-quarter extended school schedule that provided year-round education at the high school level. This paper presents a review of the literature on year-round education and describes the Buena Vista planning process and outcomes after 20 years. Program results include increased utilization of school facilities; increased opportunities for students to complete programs for promotion, remediation, and acceleration; improved achievement scores; a reduction in the dropout rate; and overwhelming faculty and student support for institutionalization of the program, including the block schedule. Over 50 percent of the students consistently attend the fourth quarter. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Buena Vista City School District VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996). For previous version, see ED 381 855.