After a trial period in which seven Oklahoma City area schools utilized the continuous learning academic calendar method, the entire Oklahoma City Public Schools district decided to adopt the year-long schedule beginning in 2013 to 2014.
A continuous learning academic calendar, also known as year-round schooling, is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. Though detractors say it is detrimental to student learning, advocates insist the method decreases absences and helps with feelings of diminished interest among teachers and students.
In general, year-round schooling consists of spacing out the days out of school rather than having a long summer break. Continuous learning calendars typically take a two-week fall break in October, a three-week winter break in December and a two-week spring break in March but have only about eight weeks off in the summer rather than the traditional twelve or more.
It is important to note that despite the differences in breaks, both year-round and traditional school calendars contain the exact same number of educational days. Get information on the year-round calendar and the specific school hours below, and for more information on OKCPS, visit the official district website.
2017 to 2018 Academic Calendar Important Dates
For the 2017-2018 school session, year-round schools in Oklahoma City follow this schedule:
- August 1, 2017: Classes Begin
- September 1, 2017: Parent/teacher conferences (no school for students)
- September 4, 2017: Labor Day (school closed)
- October 9 to 20, 2017: Fall Break (no school for students)
- November 22 to 24, 2017: Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
- December 14, 2017, to January 3, 2018: Winter Break (school closed)
- January 15, 2018: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (school closed)
- February 9, 2018: Parent/teacher conferences (no school for students)
- February 12, 2018: Professional development (no school for students)
School Day Start and End Times
In an effort to save the district money by eliminating bus routes and drivers, Oklahoma City Public Schools made changes to previous school day start and end times. The following are the start end times for regular schooling at schools in the OKCPS district.
7:35 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
Centennial, Douglass, John Marshall, Northeast, Capitol Hill High School, Emerson High School, Grant High School, Northwest Classen High School, Southeast High School, and Star Spence High School
8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Adams Elementary, Arthur Elementary, Bodine Elementary, Britton Elementary, Buchanan Elementary, Cesar Chavez Elementary, Coolidge Elementary, Edgemere Elementary, Edwards Elementary, Eugene Field Elementary, F.D. Moon Elementary, Fillmore Elementary, Gatewood Elementary, Green Pastures, Greystone Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Heronville Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Johnson Elementary, King Elementary, Lee Elementary, Linwood Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Nichols Hills Elementary, North Highland Elementary, Oakridge Elementary, Parks Elementary, Parmelee Elementary, Pierce Elementary, Prairie Queen Elementary, Putnam Heights Elementary, Quail Creek Elementary, Rancho Village Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Rockwood Elementary, Sequoyah Elementary, Shidler Elementary, Southern Hills Elementary, Spencer Elementary, Stand Watie Elementary, Telstar Elementary, Van Buren Elementary, W Nichols Hills Elementary, Wheeler Elementary, Willow Brook Elementary, and Wilson Elementary
9:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Classen SAS, Capitol Hill Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, Twain Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Jefferson Middle School, Rogers Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, Taft Middle School, and Webster Middle School
See the Guide to Back to School in Oklahoma City for information on start dates, uniform requirements, back to school shopping, immunizations, school lunches, and more so you can be prepared with all your child needs for the first day of school.