The first day of class is almost here for one Asheville City School.
On Thursday, Hall Fletcher Elementary begins is new year-round pilot program. The school's principal says he believes several shorter breaks are better for the kids academically, than one long summer.
"What sort of program do you knock off for ten weeks and expect to get any better? Not in foreign language, not in playing a musical instrument, not in fitness do you knock off for ten weeks and improve," says Principal Dr. Gordon Grant.