How an Extended School Year Helps Your Child
Most students benefit from school holidays and breaks. Breaks in formal programming allow most students to rest and to generalize school-learned skills and behaviors to their home and community thereby facilitating new learning outside of the school setting.
In addition, most students lose skills during regular breaks from school, but regain them in a short amount of time once school resumes. However some students with disabilities have difficulty regaining learned skills after a break and may need Extended School Year (ESY) services.
ESY services are designed to maintain those skills or slow the loss caused by an interruption of learning during times when school is not in session for holidays, breaks and summer months so that the student is reasonably ready to begin the next school year.
The infographic provides a high-level overview of the ESY process.