Families are welcome to begin their school year at a time suited to their family's schedule and also to determine their own vacations for Christmas, Easter, etc., as long as their students are able to complete their school year. The family will want to keep their consultant aware of their intended start date and vacations, and the consultant will help make sure their attendance records will meet MODG requirements.
The Learning Support classes do follow a set schedule with pre-determined holidays; in addition, MODG Learning Support, Teacher Services, and Adobe Connect Lab teachers are only available September through mid-June. Families must turn in their final grades for second semester to their consultants by mid-July. Special permission to finish late may be granted due to a family illness or another serious, unpredictable reason.