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Broward County Public Schools Announces 2024/25 School Calendar

Broward County Public Schools Announces 2024/25 School CalendarMark Your Calendar: The First Day of School is Monday, August 12, 2024 

First Day of School - Monday August 12

The School Board of Broward County, Florida approved the 2024/25 School Calendar for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) at its Tuesday, January 23, 2024, School Board meeting, featuring an earlier start date and concluding the first semester before the winter break. The first day of school for the 2024/25 school year is Monday, August 12, 2024.  

"We are pleased to announce the 2024/25 school calendar, which has been carefully considered to meet the needs of our students, families and staff,” BCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter B. Licata said. “With the first semester now starting earlier and concluding before the winter break, we believe both students and teachers will have more time to prepare for exams and recharge before the second semester.”  

The approved calendar includes a week-long Thanksgiving break, two weeks for winter break and one week for spring break. 

Key dates include: 

  • First day of school: Monday, August 12, 2024 
  • Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 25 – Friday, November 29, 2024 
  • Winter break: Monday, December 23, 2024 – Friday, January 3, 2025 
  • Spring break: Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28, 2025  
  • Last day of school: Tuesday, June 3, 2025 

The calendar also includes 10 teacher planning days; days designated for interim report cards, report cards and holidays; and contingencies for up to three severe weather makeup days, if needed. 




“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.” 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 251,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 87 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 177 different countries and speaking 153 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at and download the free BCPS mobile app at