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Board Approved 2017-18 Academic Calendar

February 24th, 2017

The Howard County Board of Education approved the 2017–2018 academic calendar during its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday. The next school year will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, for students and on Thursday, August 24, 2017, for teachers. Winter break will be December 24–January 1, with schools reopening on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Spring Break will run from Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6, 2018. The last day of school is scheduled for June 14 for students and June 15 for teachers.

Five days are designated for potential use if needed for inclement weather makeup days: including Presidents’ Day, three Spring Break days, and June 15.

The 2017–2018 academic calendar is in alignment with Governor Hogan’s order to begin and end the school year between Labor Day and June 15.

The full 2017–2018 academic calendar can be viewed online at