2018-19 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.

2018-2019 Academic Year

SUMMER SEMESTER

Date Activity
Apr 16 (Mon) New student intensive 4-week orientation workshop
May 11-14 (Fri-Mon) Condensed new student orientation and registration
May 13 Falun Dafa Day
May 15 (Tue) Classes begin
May 21-25 (Mon-Fri) Performance examinations
May 28 (Mon) Memorial Day
Jun 1-12 (Tue-Fri) Summer Break
Jul 4 (Wed) Independence Day
Sep 3 (Mon) Labor Day
Sep 4-7 (Tue-Fri) Final examinations
Sep 7 (Fri) Classes end

FALL SEMESTER

Date Activity
Aug 13 (Mon) New student intensive 4-week orientation workshop
Sep 7-10 (Fri-Mon) Condensed new student orientation and registration
Sep 11 (Tue) Classes begin
Oct 8 (Mon) Columbus Day
Nov 11 (Sun) Veterans Day
Nov 22 (Thu) Thanksgiving Day
Dec 17-21 (Mon-Fri) Final examinations
Dec 21 (Fri) Classes end
Dec 25 (Tue) Christmas Day
Dec 24 – Jan 6 (Mon-Sun) Winter Break
Jan 1 (Tue) New Year’s Day

SPRING SEMESTER

Date Activity
Dec 10 (Mon) New student intensive 4-week orientation workshop
Jan 4-7 (Fri-Mon) Condensed new student orientation and registration
Jan 8 (Tue) Classes begin
Jan 21 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 4-10 (Mon-Sun) Chinese New Year Break
Feb 18 (Mon) Presidents’ Day
Mar 11-22 (Mon-Fri) Spring Break
May 6-10 (Mon-Fri) Final examinations
May 10 (Fri) Classes end