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Wake County Nc Year Round Calendar

WCSD adopts Modified Year-Round Calendar for the 2024-2025 school year


Year Round School: How It Works and Why It
Year Round School: How It Works and Why It’s Awesome

Williamsburg County School District is pleased to announce the adoption of a Modified Year-Round Calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. The South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 59, Chapter 1, Section 59-1-425 outlines school calendar requirements for all school districts. Those requirements are as follows:

• The school term must be 190 days annually.


• 180 of those days must be instruction-based.

• The calendar must cover at least nine months.

• School districts cannot start the school year before the third Monday in August. This provision is waived if districts elect to implement a Modified Year-Round Calendar.

The 10 Staff Professional Development days must be broken down into the following categories:

• Three days must be used for Collegial Professional Development based upon the educational standards as required by Section 59-18-300. The professional development must address, at a minimum, academic achievement standard, including strengthening teachers’ knowledge in their content area, teaching techniques, and assessments.

• No more than two days may be used as preparation for the opening of schools.

• The remaining five days may be used for teacher planning, academic plans, and parent conferences.

• Three school makeup days must be built into calendars for bad weather.

• Williamsburg County School District is now identified as an eLearning District, which allows us to use eLearning on inclement weather days.

• Williamsburg County School District is still required to schedule three inclement weather days in our Academic Calendar.

• Per Section 59-1-370, all public schools shall be closed on Election Day in November of each even numbered year.


1. What is the difference between a year-round and a Modified Year-round Calendar?

A Modified Year-round Calendar is NOT a traditional year-round calendar. Traditional Year-round calendars have an increased number of mandatory attendance days. With a Modified Year-Round Calendar, the number of school days stays the same (180 days for schools in South Carolina). Traditional Calendars and Modified Year-Round Calendars are different based on when breaks occur.