School Calendar

 
 

The 2020—21 School Year Calendar for South Carolina Connections Academy

 
  • 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

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