2019-20 School Year Calendar:
2020-21 School Year Calendar:
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UPDATED CALENDAR. At its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Aiken County Public Schools Board of Education approved a revision to the 2020-21 academic calendar. District administration recommended a revision to the calendar in an effort to be as accommodating as possible to our staff members, students and families who are financially impacted by The Master’s Golf Tournament, which was moved from April to November, 2020, due to public health recommendations and concerns related to coronavirus.
Thousands of ACPSD students and employees benefit from working at The Tournament, and, for a number of years, we have encouraged and helped facilitate those opportunities for our students and staff. Additionally, many families supplement their income by renting their homes to golfers, corporations or other visiting guests during Master’s week.
In previous years in which an Aiken County scheduled school recess did not align with The Master’s Golf Tournament, student attendance rates plummeted. While we certainly recognize that there may be academic challenges to overcome as a result of COVID-19 school closures this semester, we are committed to meeting those and supporting student success as we move forward together. The revised calendar, like the original, includes 180 days, as is required by state law.
We look forward to working together to help rebuild our local economy and are certainly pleased that we will be able to do so by accommodating a fall break for the much-needed economic boost that the Master’s Golf Tournament will provide.