Did you Know Frederick Douglass International Academy is a BALANCED CALENDAR (Year-Round) SCHOOL?
What is a “Balanced Calendar?”
A Balanced Calendar, is a kind of hybrid of what used to be called a “year-round-school”. It is specially designed to be more non-traditional in nature.
The school year at FDIA starts earlier in the summer, but has more sporadic, small breaks called Intercessions throughout the year.
This not only makes education more continuous, it gives both students and staff time to re-group and energize the learning process in increments, instead of going so long before periods of time off.
The periods of Intercessions can be more focused and targeted, and allow for smaller groups of students. This gives them time to catch up in areas of need and/or achieve greater understanding in areas of interest. Or, maybe students just need to have time for some new, fun and exciting enrichment opportunities that they can’t get during the regular school day/year.
The Intercessions during the school year are usually one to two weeks in length. And, while many may choose not to send their children to school during these break times, families are still offered options for both academic and enrichment activities for students. Other support services like food programs and transportation are also provided.