Academic Calendar: Key Dates

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2019-20 Academic Calendar

Rev 5/28/19

AUGUST

  • Tuesday, 8/6: Falcon Registration, 10:00 am to 11:00 am 
  • Wednesday, 8/7: Cadre Registration, 10:00 am to 11:00 am 
  • Monday, 8/12: Football Registration, 10:00 am to 11:00 am (Fall Sports Season Begins) 
  • Tuesday, 8/20: Upper School International Cadet Registration, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 8/21: New Upper School Cadet Registration, 10:00 am to 11:00 am 
  • Thursday, 8/22: Middle School Student Registration, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Thursday, 8/22: Upper School Returning Cadet Registration, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Friday, 8/23: First Class Day (First Mentoring Session @ 8:00 am followed by 30-minute classes & afternoon orientation)
  • Saturday, 8/24 & Sunday,  8/25: Closed Weekend for ALL (Boarding and Day) Cadets (Upper School only)
  • Monday, 8/26: First Chapel Service followed by a full class day

SEPTEMBER

  • Saturday, 8/31 & Sunday, 9/1: Closed Weekend for ALL (Boarding and Day) Cadets (Upper School only)

*Classes will be held on Labor Day,  Monday, September 2nd

OCTOBER

  • Saturday, 10/5: SAT test @ R-MA
  • Monday, 10/14: Open House
  • Friday, 10/18 & Saturday, 10/19: Homecoming Weekend, Closed Weekend for Cadets 
  • Friday, 10/18: End of 1st Quarter
  • Saturday, 10/26: ACT Testing at R-MA

NOVEMBER

  • Monday, 11/11: Open House
  • Thursday & Friday, 11/21 & 11/22: Fall Family Days
  • Friday, 11/22 @ 3:00 pm - Monday, 12/2 @ 6:30 pm: Thanksgiving Break

*Please note that Cadets may not depart for the break until the end of the class day on 11/22 and all Boarding Cadets must sign back in by 6:30 pm on 12/2.  No approval of early departures or late returns will be granted. 

  • Tuesday, 12/3: Classes Resume

DECEMBER

  • Sunday, 12/8: Open House
  • Monday, 12/16 – Friday, 12/20: 1st Semester Finals Week
  • Friday, 12/20 @ 11:00 am through Sun, 1/5 @ 6:30 pm: Christmas Break

*Please note that Cadets may not depart for the break until 11:00 am on Friday, 12/20 and all Boarding Cadets must sign back in by 6:30 pm on 1/5.  No approval of early departures or late returns will be granted.

JANUARY

  • Sunday, 1/5: Christmas Break ends at 6:30 pm.  All Boarding Cadets must be signed back into the dorm.  
  • Monday, 1/6: J-Term begins and runs through Friday, 1/24
  • Monday, 1/20: Open House
  • Monday, 1/27: No Classes
  • Monday, 1/27: 2nd Semester Student Registration for New Cadets and Students

Students interested in applying for second semester should email the Admission Office or call 540-636-5484.

  • Tuesday, 1/28:  2nd Semester Classes begin 

FEBRUARY

  • Saturday, 2/8: ACT Testing at R-MA
  • Monday, February 17: Open House
  • Thursday, 2/27: Military Ball
  • Friday, 2/28-Monday, 3/2: Mid-Winter Break-No classes

MARCH

  • Tuesday, 3/3: Classes resume
  • Saturday, 3/14: SAT Testing at R-MA
  • Sunday, 3/22: Open House
  • Friday, 3/27: 3rd Quarter ends

APRIL

  • Thursday, 4/9: Spring break begins at the end of the class day. 

*Please note that Cadets may not depart for the break until classes end on Thursday, 4/9, and all Boarding Cadets must sign back in by 6:30 pm on Sunday, 4/19.  No approval of early departures or late returns will be granted.

  • Sunday, 4/19: Spring break ends at 6:30 pm.  
  • Monday, 4/20: Classes resume

MAY

  • Monday, 5/4 - Friday, 5/8: Week 1 of AP Testing
  • Monday, 5/11- Friday, 5/15: Week 2 of AP Testing
  • Sunday, 5/17: Open House
  • Monday, 5/25 - Friday, 5/29: Class of 2020 Finals Week
  • Saturday, 5/30: Class of 2020 Graduation 

JUNE

  • Monday, 6/1 - Thursday, 6/4: Underclassmen Finals Week
  • Thursday, 6/4: Underclassmen Final Day (Checkout begins at 11:00 am)
  • Thursday, 6/4: Middle School Awards Cermony/8th grade Promotion Ceremony