District Calendars

2024-2025 Important Dates

July 24: Opening Session for Certified Staff

July 24 – July 30: Pre-Planning/Site Collaboration

July 31: First Day of app

September 2: Labor Day Holiday

September 3: Distance Learning Day/Site Collaboration

October 7 - 10: Fall Holiday, apps & Teachers

October 11: Columbus Day Holiday

October 14: app Holiday/Site Collaboration 

November 11: Veterans Day Holiday

November 25 – 29: Thanksgiving Holiday

December 20: Last Day of Semester – ½ for apps

December 23 – January 2: Christmas & New Year’s Holiday

January 3: app Holiday/Site Collaboration

January 6: Second Semester Begins

January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 17: Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 18: Distance Learning Day/Site Collaboration

March 28: app Holiday/Site Collaboration

March 31 - April 4: Spring Break 

May 21: Last Day of Semester – ½ for apps

May 22 – 23: Post-Planning/Site Collaboration

May 23 – 24: High app Graduation

May 26: Memorial Day Holiday

 

Half Day Dismissal Times:

  • 11:30am - Middle apps
  • 12:00pm - High apps
  • 12:30pm - Primary and Elementary apps

Calendar Considerations

When planning Houston County’s school calendar, the following is considered:

  • 180 days of school for students;
  • 190 workdays for faculty, to include 10 professional learning and planning days;
  • Traditional holidays;
  • Dividing the year as close as possible to 90 days per semester;
  • Ending the first semester before Christmas break so students take finals at the end of the semester instead of after the break;
  • Ending the second semester and post-planning dates before the Memorial Day holiday; and
  • State and national testing dates.
Click the calendar above for a printable version of the 2024-2025 calendar.