2015-16 Academic Calendar

Fei Tian has a non-traditional academic calendar designed to meet the cultural and artistic needs of our student body. The period around the Chinese New Year represents the most important time of the year in Chinese tradition where families reunite and many performances and celebrations take place. These performances provide an important occasion for students to spend time with their families and to apply their learning, gain new inspiration, and acquire valuable experience.

In 2011, the Board of Trustees of Fei Tian Academy of the Arts approved an academic calendar system that starts in May and ends in December.  Each school year is divided into a Spring semester, Fall semester, and Winter term. Each full-time student is required to attend at least two marking periods per year.

Academic Calendar of Key Events

Date Activity
May 4–8, 11–15 AP Exams
May 13 Falun Dafa Day
May 14 2015 Academic Year & Spring Semester begin
May 25–June 5 Proficiency exams and workshops
July 4 Independence Day
August 31–September 4 Spring Semester exams
September 4 Spring Semester ends
September 7 Fall Semester begins
September 27 Mid-Autumn Festival
October 17 PSAT
November 7 SAT and SAT Subject Tests
December 14–18 Fall Semester exams
December 18 Fall Semester ends
December 25 Christmas Day
January 1, 2016 New Year’s Day
January 4 Winter Term begins (Optional, 3 sessions)
February 8 Chinese New Year
May 2–6 Winter Term exams
May 6 Winter Term ends
Date Activity
July 9 (Mon) Session 1 Begins
July 28  (Sat) Session 1 Ends
July 30 (Mon) Session 2 Begins
August 18 (Sat) Session 2 Ends