Below is detailed information about our academic calendar:
ESLA’s academic year is divided up into four quarters, each of which is 12 weeks long.
|Winter||January – March||January 3, 2017|
|Spring||April – June||April 3, 2017|
|Summer||July – September||July 3, 2017|
|Fall||October – December||October 2, 2017|
Between each quarter there is a one week break.
Below you’ll find all the important dates for each quarter, including tests, school activities and holidays.
|Winter Quarter Important Dates|
|January 3||Winter Quarter Start Date|
|January 16||Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No classes)|
|February 9||Midterm Test|
|February 20||President’s Day Holiday (No classes)|
|February 24||Field Trip (Students and teachers must attend the field trip or class)|
|March 12||Daylight Savings Starts (Turn clocks one hour forward)|
|March 23||Final Test|
|March 23||Potluck Party|
|March 24 – April 2||Winter Quarter Break|
|Spring Quarter Important Dates|
|April 3||Spring Quarter Start Date|
|May 11||Midterm Test|
|May 26||Field Trip (Students and teachers must attend the field trip or class)|
|May 29||Memorial Day Holiday (No classes)|
|June 22||Final Test|
|June 22||Potluck Party|
|June 23 – July 2||Spring Quarter Break|
|Summer Quarter Important Dates|
|July 3||Summer Quarter Start Date|
|July 4||Independence Day Holiday (No classes)|
|August 10||Midterm Test|
|August 25||Field Trip (Students and teachers must attend the field trip or class)|
|September 4||Labor Day Holiday (No classes)|
|September 21||Final Test|
|September 21||Potluck Party|
|September 22 – 30||Summer Quarter Break|
|Fall Quarter Important Dates|
|October 2||Fall Quarter Start Date|
|October 9||Columbus Day Holiday Observed (No classes)|
|November 5||Daylight Savings Ends (Push clock back one hour)|
|November 8||Midterm Test|
|November 10||Veterans Day Holiday (No classes)|
|November 17||Field Trip (Students and teachers must attend the field trip or class)|
|November 23 – 24||Thanksgiving Holidays (No classes)|
|December 21||Final Test|
|December 21||Potluck Party|
|December 22 – January 1||Fall Quarter Break|
You’re welcome to start classes at any time. Many of our students join during the middle of a quarter, which is totally fine. We’ve found that if you join a class in the middle of a quarter, it usually takes about a week or so to adjust to classes. Just let us know when you’d like to start!
Here are all the courses offered this quarter:
Here are a few things to keep in mind while looking at the schedules.
- Some of the electives have an A or an B after the name of the class. A and B versions of an elective are the same course, but they use different materials. If you pass the A version of a course, you don’t have to take the B version; it is the same course.
- ESL Level 7 is officially known as English for Academic Purposes.
You can view all our elective course descriptions here.