HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
2016-2017 Calendar
(Follow this link for the 2016-17 Calendar at a Glance)
 
Revised: 4/11/17
 
AUGUST 2 (Tuesday): 6:30 p.m. High School Sports Meeting for Parents & Athletes
 
AUGUST 15 (Monday): HS Fall Sports Practice Begins
 
AUGUST 17-18 (Wednesday-Thursday): New Teacher Orientation
 
AUGUST 18 (Thursday): 2:00-6:00 p.m. 6th Grade Transition Event
 
AUGUST 22-26 (Monday-Friday): Professional Development
 
AUGUST 23 (Tuesday): 6:30 p.m. Middle School Sports Meeting for Parents & Athletes
 
AUGUST 29 (Monday): Hello Academy Night!
 
SEPTEMBER 5 (Monday): Labor Day
 
SEPTEMBER 6 (Tuesday): OPENING DAY OF SCHOOL
Elementary School: 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Middle & High School: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
 
SEPTEMBER 12 (Thursday): Middle School Fall Sports Begin
 
SEPTEMBER 16 (Friday): 8:05 a.m. 3rd-12th Pep Fest
 
SEPTEMBER 17 (Saturday) HCA 12th Annual Fall Festival
 
SEPTEMBER 18-19 (Sunday-Monday): Senior Leadership Retreat
 
SEPTEMBER 26 (Monday): 6:00-7:30 p.m. WATCH D.O.G.S Kick Off/Pizza Night
 
SEPTEMBER 26-30 (Monday - Friday): Secondary School Spiritual Life Week
 
SEPTEMBER 28 (Wednesday):
8:44-9:24 a.m.: Middle & High School: See You at the Pole-Senior Led
8:00-9:00 a.m.: Elementary School: See You at the Pole (During Class)
 
OCTOBER 3-7 (Monday - Friday): MAP Testing (Grades 2nd-5th)
 
OCTOBER 10-14 (Monday-Friday): MAP Testing Grades 6th-8th
 
OCTOBER 18 (Tuesday): Picture Retake Day
 
OCTOBER 19 (Wednesday): 
PSAT 8/9 Test-9th grade
PSAT Test-11th grade
ASVAB-12th grade
 
OCTOBER 20 & 21 (Thursday & Friday): Professional Development 
(School Not In Session)
 
OCTOBER 31 (Monday): Middle School Boys Basketball & HS Girls Hockey Begins
 
NOVEMBER 1, 3, & 4 (Tuesday, Thursday, &Friday): ALL-SCHOOL (Grades KD-12) Parent, Student, Teacher Conferences
 
Elementary Times (by appointment)
Tuesday, November 1st: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 3rd: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (School Not In Session) 
Friday, November 4th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (School Not In Session)
Please contact your student's teacher directly to schedule a Tuesday evening or Thursday morning conference.
 
Middle School/High School Times (open house)
Tuesday, November 1st: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 3rd: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (School Not In Session)
Friday, November 4th: (School Not In Session)
If these open house times do not meet your needs, please contact the individual teacher for appointment.
 
NOVEMBER 6 (Sunday): Daylight Savings Time Ends (Fall Back)
 
NOVEMBER 11 (Wednesday): Veteran’s Day
 
NOVEMBER 14 (Monday): HS Girls Basketball, HS Alpine Skiing, HS Boys Hockey & HS Girls Gymnastics, HS Nordic Begins
 
NOVEMBER 17 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. All School Band Concert
 
NOVEMBER 21 (Monday): High School Boys Basketball, Wrestling Begins
 
NOVEMBER 23 (Wednesday): 9:30-11:30 a.m. KP-5th Grade Grandparents’/Grand-Persons’ Day Open House
11:00 a.m. Students may leave with their Grandparents
11:30 a.m. All School Dismissed
 
NOVEMBER 23 (Wednesday) Professional Development (School Not In Session after 11:30 a.m.)
 
NOVEMBER 24 & 25 (Thursday, Friday): THANKSGIVING BREAK (School Not In Session)
 
NOVEMBER 28 (Monday): HS Boys Swimming Begins
 
DECEMBER 1 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. Christmas Extravaganza-Choir & Orchestra Concert
 
DECEMBER 5 (Monday): MS Girls Basketball Begins
 
DECEMBER 10 (Saturday): Barnes & Noble HCA Fine Arts Day 
 
DECEMBER 16 (Friday): All School Christmas Chapel (Parents Welcome!)
 
DECEMBER 16 (Friday): Kindergarten Preparatory -Grade 5-Classroom Open House for Parents and Christmas Programs
1:15 p.m.: KP-Grade 2 Christmas Program in Gym Grade 3-5 Classroom Open House 
2:00 p.m.: KP-Grade 2 Classroom Open House Grade 3-5 Christmas Program in Gym
 
DECEMBER 17-JANUARY 1, 2017-CHRISTMAS BREAK (School Not In Session)
 
JANUARY 2 (Monday) SCHOOL RESUMES
 
JANUARY 5-13 (Thursday-Friday) MAP Testing (Grades 2nd-8th)
 
JANUARY 9 (Monday) 7:15 a.m.: Donuts with Dads (Watch D.O.G.S Sponsored Event)
 
JANUARY 13 (Friday): Semester I Ends
 
JANUARY 16 (Monday): Martin Luther King Day-Professional Development (School Not In Session)
 
JANUARY 17 (Tuesday): Semester 2 Begins
 
JANUARY 17 (Tuesday): 7:00 p.m. Community Information Night This meeting is for prospective students and those in the community who are interested in the Academy.
 
JANUARY 24 (Tuesday): Back up date in case of bad weather on January 17th. 7:00 p.m. Community Information Night This meeting is for prospective students and those in the community who are interested in the Academy.
 
JANUARY 28 (Saturday): Homecoming Hallway Decorating
 
JANUARY 31 (Tuesday): Deadline for Returning Families Re-Enrollment
 
JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 3 (Monday - Friday): Secondary School Homecoming Week
 
FEBRUARY 3 (Friday): Homecoming Games
 
FEBRUARY 4 (Saturday): High School Homecoming Winter Social
 
FEBRUARY 9 (Thursday): 7:00 p.m. 5th Grade Musical
 
FEBRUARY 20 (Monday): Presidents’ Day (School Not In Session)
 
MARCH 1 (Wednesday): Ash Wednesday
 
MARCH 2 (Thursday): 4:00-8:00 p.m. ALL-SCHOOL KP-Grade 12 Parent/Teacher Conferences (After the regular school day)
 
MARCH 3 (Friday): 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ALL-SCHOOL KP-Grade 12 Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences (School Not In Session)
 
MARCH 6 (Monday): Solo & Ensemble Night
 
MARCH 10 (Friday): 6th & 8th Grade Science Fair
 
MARCH 12 (Sunday): Daylight Saving Time Begins (Spring Ahead)
 
MARCH 13 (Monday): HS Softball Practice & HS Track & Field Practice Begin
 
MARCH 13 (Monday): MS Spring Sports Begin
 
MARCH 20 (Monday): HS Baseball, HS Tennis & HS Golf Begins
 
MARCH 23 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. POPS Concert
 
MARCH 27-31: SPRING BREAK (School Not In Session)
 
APRIL 3 (Monday): School Resumes
 
APRIL 3 (Monday): HS Lacrosse Begins
 
APRIL 4-7 (Tuesday-Friday): Standardized Testing Week: TERRANOVA3 
Please, no absences except for illness
 
APRIL 10 (Monday): 6:30 p.m. Elementary Program (Grades 1st-5th) Attendance Required
 
APRIL 13-17: EASTER BREAK (School Not In Session)
 
APRIL 18 (Tuesday): School Resumes
 
APRIL 18 (Tuesday): 7:00 p.m. Community Information Night This meeting is for prospective students and those in the community who are interested in the Academy.
 
APRIL 20 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. Elementary and Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert
 
APRIL 22 (Saturday): High School Spring Formal
 
APRIL 28 & 29 (Friday & Saturday) Theatre Arts Program
Friday, April 28th: 7:00 p.m. Performance at Maple Grove Middle School
Saturday, April 29th: 3:00 p.m. Performance at Maple Grove Middle School
 
MAY 1-5 (Monday-Friday): MAP Testing (Elementary School)
 
MAY 4 (Thursday): National Day of Prayer
 
MAY 6 (Saturday): HS State Solo/Ensemble Contest
 
MAY 8-12 (Monday-Friday): MAP Testing (Middle School)
 
MAY 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday): Eagle Olympics 
Monday-Kdg.-1st Grade 
Tuesday-2nd-3rd Grade 
Wednesday-4th & 5th Grade 
 
MAY 11 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. High School Band, Choir & Orchestra Concert
 
MAY 12 (Friday): Kindergarten Graduation 
1:30-2:30 p.m. Combined Kindergarten Graduation 3 day and 5 day 
 
MAY 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 1:45 p.m. Elementary Recognition Programs (In Classrooms) 
Monday, May 15: 1st Grade 
Tuesday, May 16: 2nd & 3rd Grade 
Thursday, May 18: 4th Grade 
Friday, May 19: 5th Grade
 
MAY 15 (Monday): 8:15-9:45 a.m. 8th Grade Recognition Chapel
 
MAY 17 (Wednesday): 12:30 p.m. Middle & High School Recognition Ceremony 
Attendance required of Grade 6-12 Students
 
MAY 18 (Thursday): 1:45 p.m. KP Program
 
MAY 19 (Friday): 11:00 a.m. KP3 Program
 
MAY 19 (Friday): 1:45 p.m. KP Program
 
MAY 21 (Sunday): Senior Baccalaureate
 
MAY 22-25 (Monday-Thursday): MS/HS FINAL EXAMS
 
MAY 24 (Wednesday): LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for Kindergarten Preparatory M/W/F & Kindergarten M/W/F
 
MAY 25 (Thursday): LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for KP-Grade 12
Elementary Picnic Day
Dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
 
MAY 25 (Thursday): Second Semester Ends
 
MAY 26 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. GRADUATION, CLASS OF 2017
TBD: High School Band and High School Choir Rehearsal
Professional Development
 
MAY 29 (Monday): MEMORIAL DAY