HISD Academic Calendars 

2012–2013 School Calendar

2012–2013 Printer-Friendly School Calendar (PDF)

New Employee Orientation TBD
New teacher inservice August 6-9, 2012
Teachers report for duty August 20, 2012
First day of school for secondary Apollo 20 campuses August 20, 2012
First day of school (all others) August 27, 2012
Last day of first semester December 21, 2012
First day of second semester January 8, 2013
Last day of school for students June 6, 2013
Last day of school for teachers June 7, 2013
Designated make-up days: March 29 and May 27, 2013


Next Holiday:
December 24, 2012–January 4, 2013 (Winter break) 

All areas shaded in yellow are days that students do not attend school.

Be sure to check your individual school calendar. Some school
schedules may vary.

Past Calendars, Extended Year, Overview

The 2012–2013 Academic Calendar was approved by the HISD Board of Education at its regular meeting in February 2012.

There will be 180 days of instruction, and seven service-preparation days for teachers. Teachers report for duty on August 20, 2012, and the first day of school is August 27, 2012. Make-up days are March 29 and May 27, 2013. The last day of school is June 6 , 2013. Student holidays are:

  • Labor Day: September 3, 2012
  • Fall Holiday: September 17, 2012
  • Thanksgiving: November 21–23, 2012
  • Winter Break: December 24, 2012–January 4, 2013
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 21, 2013
  • Spring Break: March 11–15, 2013
  • Spring Holiday: March 29, 2013
  • Memorial Day: May 27, 2013

The following calendars are available for downloading and printing.

—2011–2012 (PDF)
—2010–2011 (PDF)
—2009–2010 (PDF)
—2008–2009 (PDF)

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader if you wish to view the PDF version of the calendars. Click here to down load the free Acrobat Reader.

Days Students Do Not Attend School (2012–2013)

Student Holidays
Labor Day September 3, 2012
Fall Holiday September 17, 2012
Thanksgiving November 21–23, 2012
Winter Break Dec. 24, 2012–Jan. 4, 2013
Martin Luther King Day January 21, 2013
Spring BreaK March 11–15, 2013
Spring Holiday March 29, 2013
Memorial Day May 27, 2013

Students also do not attend classes on teacher preparation days or teacher service days.

Teacher Preparation Days
August 24, 2012
January 7, 2013
June 7, 2013

Teacher Service Days
August 20–23, 2012

Grading Periods and Report Cards (2012–2013)

Six Cycles Report Card Dates
08/27/12–10/05/12 10/12/12
10/08/12–11/09/12 11/16/12
11/12/12–12/21/12 01/11/13
01/08/13–02/22/13 03/1/13
02/25/13–04/12/13 04/19/13
04/15/13–06/06/13 06/06/13 (elementary & middle schools)
  06/14/13 (high schools)
Four Cycles Report Card Dates
08/27/12–10/19/12 10/26/12
1022/12–12/21/12 01/11/13
01/08/13–03/22/13 03/28/13
03/25/13–05/06/13 06/06/13 (elementary and middle schools)
  06/14/13 (high schools)
Prekindergarten Grading Periods
08/27/12–11/09/12
11/12/12–02/22/13
02/25/13–06/06/13

Designated Make-Up Days (2012–2013)

Before the start of every school year, HISD designates specific dates as instructional make-up days. If classes must be cancelled during the regular school year due to inclement weather or other emergencies, classes may instead be held on the district's pre-designated make-up days.

HISD has scheduled two designated make-up days for the 2012-2013 school year:

  • April 29, 2013 (first choice)
  • May 27, 2013 (second choice)

It is strongly recommended that parents not make non-refundable travel plans for pre-designated make-up days. Students absences on make-up days will not be excused.

Note: Parents should check with their child's school to confirm the following information, as these can vary from school to school:

  • hours of instruction
  • non-teaching days
  • early-dismissal days
  • designated make-up days

Teacher Service and Preparation Days

Teacher Preparation Days
August 24, 2012
January 7, 2013
June 7, 2013

Teacher Service Days
August 20–23, 2012

Students do not attend school on holidays, teacher service, and teacher preparation days.

Early Dismissal Days

The Houston Independent School District has selected the following five early dismissal days to be used for professional development or parental involvement. Schools that participate in the early dismissal schedule listed below will have the school day reduced by two hours and thirty minutes.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

 

Not all schools may follow this schedule, so please contact your child's campus directly if you have any questions.

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