SCHOOL CALENDAR

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The 2022—23 School Year Calendar for South Carolina Connections Academy

  • August 16, 2022: First Day of School
  • September 5, 2022: Labor Day—No Class

  • October 14, 2022: Fall Break—No Class

  • November 8, 2022: Election Day—No Class

  • November 23-25, 2022: Thanksgiving Break–No Class
  • December 19, 2022-January 2, 2023: Winter Break–No Class
  • January 3, 2023: Staff Work Day—No Class
  • January 12, 2023: First Semester Ends
  • January 13, 2023: Staff Work Day—No Class

  • January 16, 2023: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No Class 

  • January 17, 2023: Staff Work Day—No Class  

  • January 18, 2023: Second Semester Starts

  • February 13, 2023: Staff Work Day—No Class 
  • February 20, 2023: President's Day—No Class

  • April 3-7, 2023: Spring Break—No Class
  • May 29, 2023: Memorial Day—No Class 
  • June 2, 2022: Last Day of School


School Closed - Additional Administrator/12 Month Employee Days:November 8, 2022; November 23, 2022; December 22, 2022; December 23, 2022; April 7, 2023

Testing Schedule

Test Name Grade Levels/Student Type Test Dates
Kindergarten Readiness
Assessment (KRA)
Kindergarten August 8-12 & 15-29, 2022

New Students and makeups: September 19-23
National
Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
Grades 10–11
(Optional for students)
October 12, 2022
Cognitive Abilities Test/Iowa
Assessments (CogAT/IA)
Grade 2 October 19–20 or 25–26, 2022
(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
January 9–10, 2023
ACCESS for English Language
Learners (ELL®)
Any student who has
been identified as
needing to take the
ELL assessment
January 30-31, February 1-2,6-7, or 8-9, 2023
Performance Task
Assessment (PTA)
Students identified by
their school district
(special GT testing)
February 22-23, 27-28, March 2-3, or 7-8, 2023
Scholastic Assessment
Test (SAT) *Paper Format
Grade 11
(optional for students)
March 1, 2023
American College
Testing (ACT) *Online Format
Grade 11
(optional for students)
March 7, 2023
South Carolina Alternate
Assessment (SC-Alt )
Any student who has
been qualified to take the
SC-Alt assessment 
March 13–24, 2023
Spring Career Readiness
Assessment (WorkKeys)
Students in grades 11 or 12 who have not yet satisfied the CCR requirement  March 27–28, 2023
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 8–12 &/or 15–19, 2023
(depending on site)

Day 1 – OTT
Day 2 – ELA reading
Day 3 – ELA writing
Day 4 – Math
Day 5 – Science (grades 4 & 6 only)

Spring End of Course
Exams (EOC)
Any student enrolled in part B of English 2, Algebra 1,
Biology, and/or U.S. History
May 22–26, 2023

May 22 - English 2 Reading
May 23 - English 2 Writing
May 24 - Algebra
May 25 - Biology
May 26 - U.S. History