"It's difficult for Chicago teachers to impart the knowledge and skills their students require when our children spend less time in the classroom than just about anywhere else in the nation." – Mayor Rahm Emanuel, campaign Education Address, Dec. 10, 2010
The Full School Day is a richer school day… one that provides additional instructional time in both elementary and high schools. This means more time on task in reading, math, history and science. In addition, it provides time for a real recess so kids can exercise and refresh.
The Full School Day provides students with the time they need for quality instruction in the classroom with their teachers, as well as new opportunities for creative learning and extracurricular activities that were not available even just last year.
The Full School Day looks different at each school, as each principal and school community has been given the resources and flexibility to structure a quality school day that best meets the unique needs of their student body.
Ensuring a thoughtful transition to the Full School Day
To ensure schools are fully supported and communities are thoughtfully engaged, the district has launched a year-long planning process for the Full School Day initiative. Learn more about the process - English | Spanish.