2024-2024 School Calendar Approved by Board of Trustees

The School District of Pickens County is pleased to announce that the 2024-2025 School Calendar was approved at the October 23, 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting. 

The 2024-2025 school year is set to begin on August 1, 2024. 

The draft of the 2024-2025 school calendar was posted several years ago so employees and families could plan ahead. 5 years of calendar drafts were posted in 2019. The district has now developed draft calendars through the 2028-2029 school year. They are posted on the district website for planning purposes but must be reviewed by the board each year before final approval and are subject to change.

While the ability to provide feedback began when the original draft was released in 2019, we requested focused feedback throughout the month of October. The feedback we received from parents, SDPC staff, and other stakeholders led to some modifications to the original draft.

Click here to view the 10/23/23 presentation shared with the Board of Trustees.

  • This presentation contains lots of details regarding the constraints and complications when developing a future calendar. Please take a look to view feedback results and other information.

Key differences from the FINAL version and the original draft are:

  • Start date was shifted to August 1 to allow for the school year to end prior to Memorial Day (a common request in feedback).
  • October break shortened from 4 days to 2; to allow for September extended break (shifted these days to Sept. 3 and Nov. 4)
    • Note that Nov. 5 is election day. We are required by law to close school on even years for major elections.
    • Many people requested for us to have a break around Oct. 31. The required election day closing prevented this. 
  • Feb. break was shifted to Feb. 14 and 17
  • Most common feedback for 2024-2025 – make Spring Break earlier…we listened!
    • We  exchanged the March and April breaks from earlier drafts.
      • March – PD day on March 14; Spring Break March 17-21
      • April – Good Friday (4/18) off; Mon. after Easter (4/21) off
  • Last day for students is May 23; Graduation on May 24

View the 2024-2025 School Calendar!