School Calendar

2019—20 School Year Calendar

  • August 20, 2019: First Day of School
  • September 2, 2019: Labor Day—No Class
  • November 27–29, 2019: Thanksgiving Break—No Class
  • December 23, 2019–January 3, 2020: Winter Break—No Class
  • January 10, 2020: First Semester Ends
  • January 13-14, 2020: Staff Work Day—No Class
  • January 15, 2020: Second Semester Starts
  • January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No Class
  • February 17, 2020: Presidents’ Day—No Class
  • April 6-13, 2020: Spring Break—No Class
  • January 20, 2020: Memorial Day—No Class
  • June 1, 2020: Last Day of School

Testing Schedule

Test Name Grade Levels/
Student Type
Test Dates
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) Kindergarten October 7, 8, 9, or 17
date depends on test site)
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) 2nd Grade October 21-22, 24-25, or 28-29 (date depend on test site)
ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELL®) Any student who has been identified as needing to take the ELL assessment February 25, 26, or 27
(date depends on test site)
South Carolina-Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt) Any student receiving modified grades/curriculum and who qualifies for alternate testing March 16, 17, 18, 19, or 20 with additional dates as needed
(date depends on test site)
Ready to Work (R2W) Career Readiness Assessment Students in their 3rd year of high school March 31 or April 1
(date depends on test site)
SC READY and SCPASS 3rd-8th Grade May 4-8 or May 18-22 (dates depend on test site)
*Due to Read to Succeed, 3rd graders have to test during the first week (May 4-8)
Spring End of Course (EOC) Exams Students in English 2, Algebra 1, Biology, and/or U.S. History May 11 - English 2 Writing
May 12 - English 2 Reading
May 13 - Algebra 1
May 14 - Biology
May 15 - U.S. History
*Only one test will be administered each day, so please review this schedule carefully