- Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified to Hold Acceleration Days on Dec. 19-20, 2022 and April 3-4, 2023 (10-11-22)
CONTACT: Shannon Haber
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 11, 2022
Los Angeles Unified to Hold Acceleration Days on Dec. 19-20, 2022 and April 3-4, 2023
The Last Day of the 2022-23 School Year will be June 9, 2023, Four Days Earlier than the Originally Posted Calendar
Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 11, 2022) – Today the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education approved a revised Instructional Calendar for the 2022-23 school year. The revised calendar includes optional Acceleration Days, which will be held on Dec. 19-20, 2022 and April 3-4, 2023.
This revised school calendar encompasses the ongoing and deliberate strategy of accelerating all students toward their full academic potential in light of the significant achievement loss due to the pandemic, which disproportionately impacts students of color, families of low socioeconomic status, English language learners and students with disabilities.
Acceleration Days are designed to help address learning loss associated with the pandemic by providing additional instruction and enrichment opportunities for students. Numerous studies have shown that additional learning time leads to increased academic achievement. These extra days provide students the opportunity to gain personalized support and focus on areas for improvement and enrichment. Furthermore, their placement during transition times provides an opportunity for analysis of formative data that allows for identification of the students who stand to benefit most.
“Since arriving at Los Angeles Unified, I have been very clear: the District’s top priority is to provide all students with opportunities that will set them up for success,” Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho said. “Students must not be hampered by academic status, adverse academic experiences, learning disabilities or any demographic descriptor. Every student deserves the ability to better their life. I am heartened by the collaborative effort with labor partners, which will deliver a focused, impactful approach to Acceleration Days. This move is definitely a ‘win’ for our students.”
“Extended learning time is a key tool to help our students in their academic recovery,” Board President Kelly Gonez said. “Continuing to offer acceleration days with the support and presence of our educators will allow our most struggling students to receive the individualized support they need to grow academically and enhance their socio-emotional well-being."
With the revised Instructional Calendar, Oct. 19, Dec. 7, March 15 and April 19 become required (not optional) days of school, and the 2022-23 school year for students will now end on June 9, 2023. Winter Recess remains scheduled for Dec. 19, 2022 through Jan. 6, 2023, and the second semester will still commence on Jan. 9, 2023.
During a period where students are grappling with numerous obstacles and challenges in this post-pandemic reality, this is energizing news that the entire Los Angeles Unified community celebrates. For more information on Acceleration Days, please visit www.lausd.org/accelerationdays.