School Year

A school year is used to identify the general period of time (typically from September to June) for which a school is delivering educational services to students.

Base Data Type Numeric

This is captured as an integer describing the final calendar year of the school year. For example, the 2018/2019 school year is stored as 2019.

User Interface Guidelines

Unless otherwise specified, when presented in a user interface School Year data elements should be formatted using the following guidelines:

External Format:

  • Preferred Format: YYYY/YYYY
  • Short Format: YY/YY
    • Should only be used when space is an issue.
  • A hyphen is used in French for school years, e.g. “2013-2014”, OR “13-14” if a short format is required.

Internal Format: YYYY/YYYY