Four area Catholic Schools are set to begin their academic year in mid-August after extending their academic calendars by 20 days.
Most schools were scheduled to begin classes on August 15.
As part of a plan issued by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, several Catholic schools in the immediate area, including Saint Anthony’s, St. Stephen Martyr, and Saint Thomas Aquinas will now operate on a 200-day school year, a change from the previous 180-day school calendar.
In a letter to parents published in the school website, the school principal at St. Anthony's School in San Gabriel, said the 200 day schedule will allow for more flexibility in the school calendar.
Catholic high schools in the area will not be affected by the change, according to a January 28 Los Angeles Times article.
The plan for the 200-day school calendar was announced last year. Not all schools opted for the extended school year.