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2023 – 2024 Class Dates

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

Course Schedule – General Information:

Open Tent Academy’s general course schedule consists of three trimesters: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each trimester runs for ten (10) weeks, not counting any holiday or break periods. Please note that many of our courses span multiple trimesters.  When registering for a course, please make sure you review the “Terms/Semesters” category displayed in the description, as well as the course syllabi, to confirm when the course will take place, and its duration.

Additionally, please review and confirm in which trimester term the course will be offered:  Fall, Winter and Spring.   Also, please note that our IEW/writing courses follow a different class schedule; see below for more information.

If you have any questions regarding class dates or scheduling, please contact us at admin@opeontentacademy.com.  Please make note of these details.


Holidays:

Open Tent Academy strives to provide time off within our schedule for major religious holidays observed by our families who belong to the major faith communities. For 2023-2024, the Jewish High Holidays begin in mid-September, with Rosh Hashanah starting on Friday evening, September 15th. Therefore, you will notice a two-week long fall break (vacation for all) that starts on Monday September 25th (Yom Kippur) and continues through Friday, October 6th. During this break, teachers will provide the students with an assignment and/or project they can work on independently while classes are not meeting.

In addition, students do not have classes during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Eid, and Easter/Passover holidays to ensure that all who celebrate those days are able to do so. Please refer to the schedules posted below for more information.

NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated on our yearly schedule, Open Tent Academy does hold class on weekday Federal holidays such as Columbus Day, Veterans Day, MLK Day, President’s Day, and Memorial Day. If individual teachers opt to give any of these days off, they will use make-up days in their place.


IEW/Writing Courses:

If you are taking Jonathan or Eva’s IEW classes, as always, these classes run 14 class meetings, every other week (except for holidays), A week or B week.  For 2023-24, our writing courses begin either during the last week of August (A week) or the first week of September (B week).  The schedule for IEW Writing classes is posted immediately below the general 2023-24 course dates, as displayed on this page.


Make-Up Days:

Finally, each trimester also has a “make-up day” built into the schedule, to be used when an instructor would need to cancel a regularly scheduled weekly class. Instructors will inform parents ASAP if this “make-up day” will be used.


Concerns/Questions:

As you can imagine, creating a schedule to cover all of these contingencies, and guarantee that those who celebrate major religious holiday(s) in turn have those day(s) off is quite a task.  

We work very hard to maintain this for our families. If we have overlooked something, please email Eva personally at eva@opententacademy.com so we can include it in future schedules.


2023-2024 Trimester Schedule:

Fall 2023

Week 1: Week of September 11

Week 2: Week of September 18

No classes from September 25 – October 6, 2023 – Jewish Holidays

Week 3: Week of October 9

Week 4: Week of October 16

Week 5: Week of October 23

Week 6: Week of October 30

Week 7: Week of November 6

Week 8: Week of November 13

No classes from November 20 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays

Week 9: Week of November 27

Week 10: Week of December 4

Make-Up Days: Week of December 11

Time off for Christmas and New Year’s! Enjoy the holidays!


Winter 2024

Week 1: Week of January 8

Week 2: Week of January 15

Week 3: Week of January 22

Week 4: Week of January 29

Week 5: Week of February 5

Week 6: Week of February 12

Week 7: Week of February 19

Week 8: Week of February 26

Week 9: Week of March 4

Week 10: Week of March 11

Make-Up Days: Week of March 18


Spring 2024

Please note that there are two breaks during this year’s Spring term, for the observances of Eid and Passover.

Week 1: Week of March 25

Week 2: Week of April 1

Week of April 8: No Classes due to Eid (Muslim) Holiday – Eid Mubarak to our Muslim families!

Week 3: Week of April 15

Weeks of April 22 and April 29: No Classes – Spring Break – Happy Passover to our Jewish families!

Week 4: Week of May 6

Week 5: Week of May 13

Week 6: Week of May 20

Week 7: Week of May 27

Week 8: Week of June 3

Week 9: Week of June 10

Week 10: Week of June 17

Make-Up Days: Week of June 24


2023-24 Writing Classes Schedule

Please note that writing classes typically meet every other week – EXCEPT when a holiday occurs between meetings.

A Week Class Schedule (Full Year):

Week 1: Week of August 28

Week 2: Week of September 11

Week 3: Week of October 9

Week 4: Week of October 23

Week 5: Week of November 6

Week 6: Week of November 27

Week 7: Week of January 8

Week 8: Week of January 22

Week 9: Week of February 5

Week 10: Week of February 19

Week 11: Week of March 4

Week 12: Week of March 25

Week 13: Week of April 15

Week 14: Week of May 13

Make-Up Days: Week of May 27


B Week Class Schedule (Full Year):

Week 1: Week of September 4

Week 2: Week of September 18

Week 3: Week of October 16

Week 4: Week of October 30

Week 5: Week of November 13

Week 6: Week of December 4

Week 7: Week of January 15

Week 8: Week of January 29

Week 9: Week of February 12

Week 10: Week of February 26

Week 11: Week of March 11

Week 12: Week of April 1

Week 13: Week of May 6

Week 14: Week of May 20

Make-Up Days: Week of June 3

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