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When Does School Start in Glendora?

Summer is drawing to a close and the 2012-1013 school year will begin. Check out the start dates for schools in Glendora.

It’s August and students are enjoying their last days of summer before the new school year begins.  As a reminder to prepare for the new school year, and to enjoy the summer vacation while it lasts, check out these start dates for schools in Glendora:

Glendora Unified – Wednesday, Aug. 15

Charter Oak Unified -  Thursday, Aug. 16

Royal Oak Middle School
Charter Oak High School

ol – Wednesday, Aug. 22

– Wednesday, Aug. 29

– Thursday, Aug. 13

  (Fall Semester) –  Friday, Aug. 24

MellowMaverick August 07, 2012 at 02:02 AM
What is the reason for earlier starts each year? Logic would dictate that a later start would save money in air conditioning costs at the very least...but I must be missing something more important here. (Personally, I think the only way the U.S. will ever compete academically on a global level is to have year round school schedules)
Glendora_Guy August 07, 2012 at 06:19 PM
What we've been told is that the earlier start of the school year is to give the kids more instruction time prior to standardized testing, so that scores will (theoretically) go up. Meanwhile, our kids lose out on their summer break, which this year was nearly two weeks shorter than usual.
MellowMaverick August 07, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Sadly, those standardized scores and tests are diminishing the effectiveness of the education our kids are getting. Standardized Testing takes up valued instruction time in the classroom and has little relevance to the skills and knowledge that students need to move to the next academic level.The standardized tests scores benefit the school district. They have little relevance to students and their ability to succeed....just talk to any teacher who will respond honestly about testing. The state and Federal government need to re-evaluate this issue and find a way to more directly help students succeed. If they had done that years ago we wouldn't have needed the No Child Left Behind declaration.
Glendora_Guy August 07, 2012 at 10:20 PM
No argument with you on that.......thank you, government intervention.
AndyL August 07, 2012 at 11:05 PM
No Child Left Behind created the problems you're complaining about. It was a scam to funnel taxpayer money to testing companies - to create private profit at the public's expense.

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