Ashley Elementary does not use the traditional DPS school calendar, but rather uses a calendar and schedule that best meets the needs of our scholars. Our daily schedule extends learning time and is organized around blocks for literacy, math, science, social studies, language and electives so that scholars are immersed into a strong liberal arts program.
The student school day begins at 8:10 am and concludes at 3:25 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, while dismissal occurs at 1:55 pm on Wednesday each week. Doors open at 7:45 on all days. After-school programming is available Monday through Friday if needed through the stellar after-school provider, Scholars Unlimited. Learn more about these programs on the Our Partners page.
Additionally, staff at Ashley participate in a two-week institute to ensure a strong start to the school year and six day-long professional development days for continuous adult learning.
Ashley Elementary School Calendar
Below we’ve included an interactive Google Calendar that will include details about the schedule as the year progresses. You may also download or view one of our year-at-a-glance calendars in .pdf format here: