You are here: Home Events First Day of School for Hawthorne, Los Padillas and Whittier Elementaries

Note: This event occurred in the past. Browse for upcoming events.

First Day of School for Hawthorne, Los Padillas and Whittier Elementaries

When
Jul 30, 2018
from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

Hawthorne, Los Padillas and Whittier elementary schools, the three APS schools identified by the state as in need of More Rigorous Intervention, will start school on Monday, July 30, a couple of weeks earlier than most other APS schools. 

In addition, these three schools will extend their school day, which will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The extra hour, nicknamed the Genius Hour, is designed to help students apply core knowledge to real-world, enriching activities.

The first day of school for the most other APS schools, including all of its middle and high schools, is Monday, Aug. 13.  

Extending the school day and year at Hawthorne, Los Padillas and Whittier is part of a plan to improve the grade assigned to them by the state Public Education Department, which identified the three as MRI schools (schools in need of More Rigorous Intervention).

The plan for each school was developed with input from students, teachers, staff, families and the community. While molded to fit the unique needs of each school, all of the plans focus on a more rigorous, well-rounded education implemented by a well prepared and supported staff.

The last day of school for all APS schools is May 23. In addition, all schools have the same fall break on Oct. 11-12, winter break from Dec. 21-Jan. 4 and spring break from March 11-15.