About Extended Year

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The Benefits of Extended Year Education

Argonne’s school year starts in July and the students participate in approximately one month of additional instruction compared with most other San Francisco schools. Because of Argonne’s extended schedule, teachers have more time to focus on providing enrichment activities, project-based learning and field study trips. Students stay more engaged with their learning throughout the year.

The benefits of year-round education has been well documented in research and recently highlighted in Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, “Outliers.”