Learn more about Acceleration Days and how your student can participate, including information on registration, participating school locations, food, transportation, Beyond the Bell after school programs and more.
What are Acceleration Days?
Acceleration Days are designed to help address learning loss associated with the pandemic. These additional days of instruction will provide extra opportunities for academic support and enrichment for your student. With these extra days of instruction, teachers and school support staff will be able to meet with students one-on-one or in small groups to elevate their academic potential with the personalized support of a teacher.
For students who do not need focused instructional support, Acceleration Days provide enrichment with hands-on activities dedicated to technology, engineering, arts, culture and the humanities to bolster their education.
What can students expect?
Acceleration Days are scheduled like a regular school day, with breakfast, lunch and breaks. All students will receive a tailored experience based on their academic need at a school within their community.
To target resources where they are needed most, teachers and support staff may be assigned to different school locations depending on the subject matter and need. This means that students may not be taught by their regular teacher or attend their regular school of attendance during Acceleration Days.
However, every effort will be made to assign students to their school of regular attendance and with their regular teacher/school support staff. If a student's school of regular attendance is not open, every effort will be made to ensure that they are assigned to a school within their immediate community.
What does instructional support and enrichment include?
All students will receive a mix of instructional support and enrichment.
For elementary students, instructional support includes small group or one-on-one sessions with a teacher focused on literacy and math. Enrichment includes outdoor activities, fitness, dance and more.
For middle school and high school students, instructional support includes guided opportunities to improve grades, course extensions, performance assessment support, assignment support and activities focused on college and career readiness. Enrichment includes workshops for Advanced Placement classes, science activities, STEAM workshops and more.
Will my school be open during Acceleration Days?
Schools across Los Angeles Unified will be open during Acceleration Days on April 3-4, 2023. A list of participating schools may be found here, but specific school assignments will be communicated individually to parents and guardians in a separate communication. You may also contact your child’s school of regular attendance for more information about your student's school assignment during Acceleration Days.
Every effort will be made to assign students to their school of regular attendance and with their regular teacher/school support staff. If a student's school of regular attendance is not open, every effort will be made to ensure that they are assigned to a school within their immediate community.
How do I find out where my student is registered?
Registration information will be communicated individually to parents and guardians before April 3, 2023. You may also contact your student’s school of regular attendance for more information about their school assignment.
How can I register my student for Acceleration Days?
You may register your student by contacting their school of regular attendance.
Will food be provided?
Yes! Healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch will be served to students during Acceleration Days.
Who can attend?
Every Los Angeles Unified student is encouraged to attend. Whether your student is interested in an exciting enrichment activity or needs additional academic support, Acceleration Days provide a benefit to all who participate.
Will Beyond the Bell after school programs be offered?
Yes! Beyond the Bell will be offered at all Acceleration Days school sites, with the exception of a few high schools. For students who are interested in Beyond the Bell, registration information will be included in a communication to parents and guardians with more information about Beyond the Bell programs.
For students who have not registered for Beyond the Bell, the school will make every effort to accommodate their participation on April 3 and 4.
Will transportation be offered?
Every effort will be made to provide students who currently receive District transportation services with transportation during Acceleration Days. Important transportation information — including whether a student qualifies for District transportation during Acceleration Days — will be communicated via registration letter.
What can Virtual Academy students expect?
Virtual Academy schools will host student Acceleration Days. These sessions are encouraged but not mandatory for students.
What is the impact of Acceleration Days on attendance?
Acceleration Days are not mandatory and will not impact attendance, but we encourage all students to attend.
How do Acceleration Days impact students with disabilities?
All students, including students with disabilities, within Los Angeles Unified will be given the opportunity to participate in Acceleration Days. If your participating student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), the Acceleration Days school site will be provided with your student’s IEP goals.
What are the school hours for Acceleration Days?
Acceleration Days are modeled after a regular school day, with similar start and dismissal times. Individual start and dismissal times will be communicated to families prior to April 3, 2023.
Learn more about Acceleration Days:
Parents and guardians may register their child by contacting their student's school of regular attendance. If you need assistance or have additional questions, please call 213.443.1300.