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Some of the schools in the US do a "year round" program of going to school 2 weeks then a week off or something similar, but no 3 month break over summer. My moms district has 2 schools doing it. She hates it! I love that your summer holiday is December and January!! I wish ours was too, that would work just fine in FL!
Not here, though I wish we did. Brinlee has 7 days of school left (4 next week, 3 the following week) and will be out for summer break. Since our school offers a free summer program, the kids who opt to attend summer school get 3 less weeks of vacation (but the summer program is just 3 hour days). Brinlee has participated the past two years, and I anticipate she will want to again... she LOVES school, LOL! She loves getting her new (free) book each day she goes, doing fun activities, seeing her friends, etc.
the public schools here might offer summer programs but I don't know details. There are a couple of charter schools in the area that go year round.
At my girls school, summer term is optional except for high schoolers who need to catch up to meet graduation requirements. I've never enrolled them because it's an extra expense we can't afford.
All students entering 1st grade on up, whether they're enrolled in summer term or not are required to keep a reading log and do 10 minutes of math practice every day over the summer. They are also required to create a scrapbook or journal about their vacation that shows what/how they learned something new over the summer. They turn it in for a grade at the begining of the next year and it has to show that they did more than playing video games. The girls actually love doing them because they get to be really creative.
Besides all that we have plenty going on in the summers to keep them busy and learning. There's a lot to be said for life learning outside of the classroom.
School here runs from mid-August to the end of June. Kids get a week long break in October, two weeks at Christmas, two weeks at the beginning of April and then 7 weeks in the summer. They get around 10 extra days off dispersed throughout the school year too.