Atlanta Public Schools has approved a plan allowing students to make up instructional time missed due to six days of inclement weather.

The district’s professional learning day scheduled for March 17 will be a regular instructional day. The district’s original testing window for administering the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) to students in grades 3-8 will shift forward one week, with the testing beginning April 23 and ending May 1.

“We want to be a district that continues to provide our students with ample opportunities for academic success,” said APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. “To that end, we will not only provide additional classroom learning opportunities, we will complement those efforts with blended learning instruction for all of our schools. Our plan will include utilizing our virtual academy and our homework hotline, both of which provide after-hours assistance to students.”

The remainder of the APS calendar, including spring break, the graduation schedule, and the last day of school will not change. Spring break will remain April 7-11 and graduations are scheduled May 23-25. The last day of school for traditional APS students remains May 23, and the last day for year-round students is May 30.

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