Note: To view the latest on the 2024–25 academic calendar, please visit the district’s Calendar page.

Approved 2023–2024 Academic Calendar

At the Jan. 26 Board meeting, Trustees approved the 2023–24 academic calendar, closing out a monthslong process of community feedback and consideration of multiple options.

Key features of the calendar include:

  • First day of school is Wednesday, August 16, 2023, the same week as in 2022–23
  • Last day of school is Friday, May 24, 2024, keeping it on a date before Memorial Day
  • Aligning Spring Break with the Austin Community College break, simplifying schedules for our dual credit students
  • Preserves two dedicated teacher workdays incorporated into the schedule before school starts
  • Student early release days for teacher work time: Dec. 22, 2023, and May 24, 2024
  • Continuous Improvement Conference shifts from October to Nov. 6–7, 2023, aligning with Tuesday student holiday for Election Day.
  • Staff development days during the school year will balance new learning with teacher planning and collaboration time:
    • Sept. 25, 2023
    • Oct. 9, 2023
    • Jan. 8, 2024
    • Feb. 19, 2024
    • March 18, 2024
    • April 1, 2024

When constructing the 2023–24 academic calendar, specific focus was placed on the winter break, given the dates of when holidays occur during this timespan. In the approved version of the calendar, the last day of the fall semester would be Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, and students would return for the spring semester Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, with staff returning one day sooner on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. This version aligns with a feedback-supported guideline of two full weeks for winter break and starting the break on a Monday, resulting in three complete weekends.

To put together the 2023–24 academic calendar, the district conducted community surveys, consulted with principals and held community listening sessions in December.

Through this calendar-adoption process, the district also shared a draft of the 2024–25 academic calendar, which would be formally approved at a future meeting.