School Calendar

 
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The 2021—22 School Year Calendar for South Carolina Connections Academy

 
  • August 17, 2021: First Day of School

  • September 6, 2021: Labor Day—No Class

  • October 18, 2021: Fall Break–No Class

  • November 24—26, 2021: Thanksgiving Break—No Class

  • December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022: Winter Break

  • January 4, 2022: Teacher Work Day

  • January 12, 2022: First Semester Ends

  • January 13—14, 2022: Teacher Work Day

  • January 17, 2022: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No Class

  • January 18, 2022: Second Semester Starts

  • February 21, 2022: Presidents’ Day—No Class

  • April 11–April 15, 2022: Spring Break—No Class

  • May 30, 2022: Memorial Day—No Class

  • June 1, 2022: Last Day of School

School Closed - Additional Administrator/12 Month Employee Days: October 18, 2021; November 24, 2021; December 22, 2021; December 23, 2021; April 15, 2022

Testing Schedule 

Test Name Grade Levels/Student Type Test Dates
Kindergarten Readiness
Assessment (KRA)
Kindergarten October 4–14, 2021
(depending on site)
NMSQT stands for National
Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
Grades 10–11
(Optional for students)
October 13, 2021
Cognitive Abilities Test/Iowa
Assessments (CogAT/IA) 
 
Grade 2 October 20–22 & 27–29, 2021
(depending on site)
Fall/Winter End of Course
Exams (EOC)
Any student enrolled in the
fall semester of Part B of
English 2,Algebra 1, Biology,
and/or U.S. History
December 8–9, 2021
ACCESS for English Language
Learners (ELL®)
Any student who has
been identified as
needing to take the
ELL assessment
February 15–16, 17–18,
22–23, 24–25; Makeups
on March 9–10
Performance Task
Assessment (PTA)
Students identified by
their school district
(special GT testing)
February 22–23, 24–25
March 1–2, March 3–4, 2022
Scholastic Assessment
Test (SAT) *Paper Format
Grade 11
(optional for students)
March 2, 2022
American College
Testing (ACT) *Paper Format
Grade 11
(optional for students)
March 8, 2022 
South Carolina Alternate
Assessment (SC-Alt )
Any student who has
been qualified to take the
SC-Alt assessment 
March 10–31, 2022
Ready to Work
Career Readiness
Assessment (R2W)
Grade 11 March 21–25, 2022
South Carolina College-
and Career- Ready Assessments/ 
South Carolina Palmetto
Assessment of State Standards
(SC READY/PASS)
Grades 3–8

Grades 4 & 6 will take
SCPASS – Science

May 9–13 &/or 16–20, 2022
(depending on site)

Day 1 – ELA reading
Day 2 – ELA writing
Day 3 – Math

Spring End of Course
Exams (EOC)
Any student enrolled in part B
of English 2, Algebra 1, Biology,
and/or U.S. History
May 16–20 or 23–27, 2022

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