Albuquerque Public Schools is seeking input from the community on the proposed calendars for the 2023-24 school year.
Both the proposed traditional calendar and extended-year calendar were developed by a committee of principals, union representatives, and district administrators.
Students, families, and the community are encouraged to comment on the proposed calendars, which will go back to the committee and then to the Board of Education for final approval. Provide your input on the proposed calendars by Dec. 1.
The proposed 2023-2024 APS traditional calendar has students returning to school on Aug. 15, 2023 with teachers and school staff returning on Aug. 9.
The start date is the only difference between the proposed traditional and extended-year calendars. Students attending schools on an extended calendar would start two weeks earlier on Aug. 1, giving them ten additional instructional days. Staff at those schools would start the 2023-2024 school year on July 26.
All holidays and breaks in the proposed traditional and extended-year calendars would be the same, as would the last day of school, Friday, May 24, 2024.
APS has 29 elementary schools on the extended calendar with all other schools opting for the traditional calendar this year.
Proposed Breaks in the 2023-2024 School Year
- Schools would be closed for two days on Monday, Oct. 9 (Indigenous Peoples Day) and Tuesday, Oct. 10, which is still during Balloon Fiesta.
- Fall conferences for elementary, middle, and high schools would be Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 and 21.
- Thanksgiving break would follow the conferences on Nov. 22-24.
- Winter break for students would be from Monday, Dec. 25, through Tuesday, Jan. 9.
- Teachers would return on Monday, Jan. 8, for two days of professional development.
- Students would return on Wednesday, Jan. 10, for the start of the second semester.
- Schools would be closed the last week of March, from the 25th through the 29th.
- March 29 is also the Vernal Holiday.
- Spring conferences for elementary and middle schools would take place two weeks earlier, on Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12.