What is a Modified Calendar?
The West Ada School District offers modified calendar choices in four of its elementary schools: Pioneer School of the Arts, Spalding STEM Academy, Chaparral and Seven Oaks. Schools following a modified calendar run on a single-track, offering year-round school with fall, winter, spring and summer breaks rather than one longer summer break and regular school holidays. For some families, this calendar is more convenient or efficient. For some, the quarterly calendar breaks help their students better retain what they learn in school.The modified school calendar can be viewed in PDF format at the district calendars webpage.
Pioneer School of the Arts and Spalding STEM Academy are Schools of Choice and placement is done via lottery. Please view the Schools of Choice webpages for more information about applying for lottery placement in these schools.Chaparral and Seven Oaks are traditional schools offering wider attendance areas than traditional neighborhood schools. To enroll in either of these schools, please contact your home school directly.