Academic Year Planners: The best options for women

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By Becky Mollenkamp, PCC

Academic planners (or mid-year calendars) are typically made with students, teachers or anyone in education in mind. They aren’t limited to educators, though! Many business owners who operate on a fiscal year vs. a calendar year also prefer to use academic calendars. 

Whatever your reasons for wanting a calendar that starts in July or August rather than January, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find a great list of academic year planners or mid-year calendars to suit your needs.

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Erin Condren Academic Planner

Erin Condren Academic Planners (starting at $37) are one of the most popular academic planners on the market, and for good reason. They are beautiful, fun, and super customizable. They include a tabbed and dated 12-month calendar with monthly and weekly spreads, lined pages for notes, detailed pages for tracking projects/goals or exams, inspirational quotes, and a coiled-in sticker sheet. I’ve met so many teachers, particularly those teaching younger students, who ADORE this planner. There are several pretty cover options so you’re sure to find one to suit your personality.

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Day Designer Academic Planner

Day Designer

Day Designer is a classic planner ($59) and that includes its daily version dated July-June.  Each planner combines beautiful designs, goal-setting worksheets, and effective daily planning pages. This is a beautiful, sturdy planner for the college student, parent, or teacher who wants to achieve more during the school year. The original size is 9×9.75, but it’s also available in a mini layout. There are a dozen gorgeous cover patterns to choose from.

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Bloom’s soft cover academic planner ($12.95) is designed to help you make all of your dreams and visions become a reality. It’s 7×9″, runs July through July, and includes monthly and weekly views. It has life-coaching worksheets to help with things like a mission statement, goal setting, class scheduling, and more. It also has a place for website logins, contacts, notes, and even includes classroom resources (parts of speech, conversion tables, periodic table, etc.).

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Inkwell Disc Planner

InkWELL Press 360º Disc Planners

360º Disc Planners (starting at $62) are a perfect option for the hyper-organized person who wants to completely customize their planner. There are multiple covers options, weekly or monthly layouts for the academic inserts, lots of extras (goal setting, bill tracking, bucket list, gratitude), and accessories (stickers, ruler, pockets, pen loops). Choose what you need and click it into the sturdy ring binding system. You can keep updating your system year after year to maximize your investment.

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Happy Academic Planner

Happy Planner

The Happy Planner ($27.99) offers a lot of fun and affordable academic planners for teachers, students, or anyone who prefers a July to June layout. I love this Pride Classic Vertical Planner, but there are so many other covers that you will definitely find something that suits your taste. The 12-month planner includes daily boxed spaces that can be used as a timeline of daily plans or divided into sections like work life, home responsibilities, and personal appointments. It’s 7.75×9.75″ and has 12 dividers, positive affirmations, and gold foil accents.

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At-A-Glance Contempo Academic Planner

The Contempo Weekly-Monthly Academic Planner ($22.49) is a clean and contemporary planner that includes weekly and monthly spreads, 40+ blank pages for notes, and a double-sided pocket. Each month is tabbed, and there is one week per two-page spread with lined space for detailed notes; each day has a section for priorities. This 5×8-inch planner has a July start, and a flexible black or purple cover with twin wire binding so it easily lays flat.

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Blue Sky Academic Planner

The Blue Sky Academic Planner ($7.99/$9.99) is a budget-friendly option that includes 12 months of tabbed monthly and weekly pages. The monthly view pages have a notes section for important projects and the weekly view pages include enough a lined writing space for more detailed to-dos, reminders, and ideas. It also features a clear cover pocket, contacts pages, and extra notes pages. The spiral-bound design allows the planner to lay flat. It comes in two sizes and a bunch of fun cover options to suit your style!

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There you have it! My roundup of the best academic planners and mid-year calendars. I hope you find one you love! If you found this post useful, please share it with your friends and on social media. Thanks!

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