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2021 – 2022 Class Dates

During 2020-2021, OTA is offering three trimesters that last 10 weeks each.

Open Tent Academy (OTA) offers 5-week, 10-week, 20-week and 30-week classes within three trimesters: fall, winter and spring.

Although Open Tent Academy is a secular consortium, we respect all faiths. We do our best to provide time off for the major holidays within Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In 2021 – 2022, OTA’s calendar will begin the week of October 4, 2021 since the Jewish High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simcha Torah) are sprinkled throughout September. Students will have the traditional Thanksgiving break as well as winter break off, which allows students, who celebrate Christmas, time off. During the spring of 2022, we will provide time off for Passover and Easter as well as a week off for Eid al Fitr.

In order to accommodate all three major religions, we do not give Monday holidays, such as Columbus Day, Presidents Day, Martin Luther King Day and Memorial Day, time off. The beauty of online education is that our live classes are recorded so that if you opt to take additional time for any holiday, your child can watch the recording so that they do not miss any class content.

If you are taking year long IEW Writing classes, such as Introduction to Writing, Powerful Paragraph, Middle School Writing, All About Essays and High School Research and More, as always, these classes run on a different schedule meeting 14 times during the school year – typically – every other week – A Week or B Week – except for holidays. During 2021 – 2022, writing classes will begin in early October.  Please note at the BOTTOM of this page for the specific dates.

Finally, all sessions have a “make-up date” if a class needs to be cancelled by the instructor. Instructors will inform parents if this “make-up” date will be used.

As you can imagine, creating a schedule to guarantee that those who celebrate a major religious holiday has a day off is quite a task.  We work very hard at this.  If I have overlooked something, please email me personally at [email protected] so I can include it in future schedules.

If you have any questions regarding class dates, please email [email protected].  Please make note of the specific dates of your learner’s classes.

Fall Semester

Week 1:  Week of October 4

Week 2:  Week of October 11

Week 3:  Week October 18

Week 4:  Week of October 25

Week 5:  Week of November 1

Week 6:  Week of November 8

Week 7:  Week of November 15

No classes: November 22 – November 26 (Thanksgiving Week)

Week 8: Week of November 29

Week 9:  Week of December 6

Week 10:  Week of December 13

Make Up Week:  Week of January 3

Winter Semester

Week 1:  Week of January 10

Week 2:  Week of January 17

Week 3:  Week of January 24

Week 4:  Week of January 31

Week 5:  Week of February 7

Week 6:  Week of February 14

Week 7:  Week of February 21

Week 8:  Week of February 28

Week 9:  Week of March 7

Week 10:  Week of March 14

Make Up Week:  Week of March 21

Spring Semester

Week 1:  Week of March 28

Week 2:  Week of April 4

Week 3:  Week of April 11

No classes: Week of April 18 – 22 (Spring Break: Passover and Easter)

Week 4:  Week of April 25

No classes: Week of May 2 – 6 (Eid Al Fitr)

Week 5:  Week of May 9

Week 6:  Week of May 16

Week 7:  Week of May 23

Week 8:  Week of May 30

Week 9: Week of  June 6

Week 10: Week of  June 13

Make Up Week:  Week of June 20

Writing Classes

Classes are held either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Please look at the day YOUR child’s course is offered.

A Week

Class 1           Week of October 4

Class 2           Week of October 18

Class 3           Week of November 1

Class 4           Week of November 15

Please note there is a three-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of Thanksgiving.

Class 5           Week of December 6

Please note there is a four-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of Christmas and New Years.

Class 6           Week of January 10

Class 7           Week of January 24

Class 8           Week of February 7

Class 9           Week of February 21

Class 10         Week of March 7

Please note there is a three-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of the OTA “make-up week” / semester break.

Class 11         Week of March 28

Class 12         Week of April 11

Please note there is a four-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of Passover, Easter and Eid Al-Fitr.

Class 13         Week of May 9

Class 14         Week of May 23

Make Up:      Week of June 13

B Week

Class 1           Week of October 11

Class 2           Week of October 25

Class 3           Week of November 8

Please note there is a three-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of Thanksgiving.

Class 4           Week of November 29

Class 5           Week of December 13

Please note there is a four-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of Christmas and New Years.

Class 6           Week of January 17

Class 7           Week of January 31

Class 8           Week of February 14

Class 9           Week of February 28

Class 10       Week of March 14

Please note there is a three-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of the OTA “make-up week” / semester break.

Class 11         Week of April 4

Class 12         Week of April 25

Please note there is a three-week gap instead of a two-week gap because of Passover, Easter and Eid Al-Fitr.

Class 13         Week of May 16

Class 14         Week of May 30

Make Up:      Week of June 20

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