It’s back to school for Dawson County schools Friday


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – It’s back to school week for Dawson County students. The three-day pre-planning period is already under way and will end Thursday (July 31). Friday marks the start of the 2019-20 school year.

Elementary school days will begin at 8:10 a.m. this year and end at 3:05 p.m. Middle schools will operate from 7:45 a.m. until 2:05 p.m. and the junior high and high school day starts at 7:40 a.m., ending at 2:30 p.m.

The 180-day school year will conclude on May 25, Memorial Day. Students will enjoy a fall break from Sept. 20-24. Other holidays include Thanksgiving (Nov. 25-29), Christmas (Dec. 23-31), and spring break (April 6-10).

Dawson County School System is a charter school system that operates under the terms of a charter contract between the State Board of Education and the local Board of Education. The system receives broad flexibility in the form of waivers of certain state laws, rules, and guidelines in exchange for greater accountability for increased student performance and an emphasis on school-based leadership and decision-making.

This school year, the new $7 million state-of-the-art College & Career Academy opens. It is located on Perimeter Road next to Dawson County High School and will offer students numerous opportunities for personal and educational growth.



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