2010 – 2011 school year begins on Sept 13
The 2010 – 2011 school year will begin on September 13 and will have 36 instructional weeks totaling 177 work days, according to the calendar approved by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (MECTS).
Over 3.4 million students and preschoolers will attend classes in the new educational year. The 2010-2011 school year is divided into two semesters; in the first semester, courses begin on September 13 and end on January 29, 2011. A holiday is scheduled between November 1 – 7, 2010 for primary school and the pre-school education cycle. The next overall winter break period is between December 22 and January 4, 2011.
Classes are scheduled between January 5 and January 28, 2011 and the inter-semester holiday begins on January 29 and ends on February 6, 2011. The second semester begins on February 7 and ends on June 17, 2011. Students will be on vacation over April 16 – April 25, 2011 and will again attend classes over April 26 – June 17. The summer holiday spans the interval June 18 – September 11, 2011.
According to the cited source, in special, well grounded situations, depending on local weather conditions and the particular school characteristics, the school inspectorates may approve, upon the request of the management of education units, changes in the structure of the school year.
The calendar of the exams, national evaluation tests, graduation exams, and professional competence certification exams, as well as the timing of tests for admission to the 9th grade, will be approved under separate orders of the Education Minister.