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School Calendar

2020—21 School Year Calendar

  • August 18, 2020: First Day of School
  • September 7, 2020: Labor Day—No Class
  • November 25–27, 2020: Thanksgiving Break—No Class
  • December 21, 2020–January 1, 2021: Winter Break—No Class
  • January 4, 2021: Staff Work Day –No class
  • January 11, 2021: First Semester Ends
  • January 12–13, 2021: Staff Work Day—No Class
  • January 14, 2021: Second Semester Starts
  • January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No Class
  • February 15, 2021: Presidents’ Day—No Class
  • April 2–9, 2021: Spring Break—No Class
  • May 31, 2021: Memorial Day—No Class
  • June 1, 2021: Last Day of School

Testing Schedule (Exact Dates TBD)

Test Name Grade Levels/
Student Type
Test Dates
Kindergarten Readiness
Assessment (KRA)
Kindergarten September – October 2020
NMSQT stands for National
Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
Grades 10 – 11 October 14, 2020
Fall Ready to Work Career
Readiness Assessment (R2W) 
Grade 12 October 26 – 30, 2020
Cognitive Abilities
Test (CogAT/Iowa)
Grade 2 October – November 2020
Fall/Winter End of Course
Exams (EOC)
High School Students December 2020 – January 2021
ACCESS for English Language
Learners (ELL®)
Any student who has
been identified as
needing to take the
ELL assessment
February – March 2021
Performance Task
Assessment (PTA)
Students who qualify for
GT testing
February – March 2021
American College
Testing (ACT)
Grade 11 February 23 – 25, 2021
South Carolina Alternate
Assessment (SC-Alt )
Any student who has
been qualified to take the
SC-Alt assessment 
March – April 2021
Scholastic Assessment
Test (SAT)
Grade 11 March 3, 2021
Spring Ready to Work
Career Readiness
Assessment (R2W)
Grade 11 March 8 – 19, 2021
South Carolina College-
and Career- Ready Assessments/ 
South Carolina Palmetto
Assessment of State Standards (SC READY/PASS)    
Grades 3 - 8 May 2021
Spring End of Course
Exams (EOC) 
High School Students May 2021
Advanced Placement (AP) Students enrolled in AP courses May 2021