At General Academic we’re constantly aware of and alerting parents to Houston’s major academic dates and deadlines like the ones below.

2024

  • August 12 – First Day of School
  • September 2 – Labor Day
  • October 4 – Fall Holiday
  • November 25-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 23 – January 3 – Winter Break

2025

  • January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 17 – President’s Day
  • March 10-14 – Spring Break
  • March 31 – Chavez Huerta Day
  • April 18 – Spring Holiday
  • May 26 – Memorial Day
  • June 4 – Last Day of School

View the full calendar at HoustonISD.org

2024

  • August 30, 2024 – St. Johns (Kindergarten)
  • September 20, 2024 – Kinkaid (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
  • October 25, 2024 – St. John’s (Classes 1-4)
  • October 31, 2024 – Awty (Primary)
  • December 2, 2024– Awty (Secondary)
  • December 4, 2024 – Kinkaid (Grades 1-12)
  • December 4, 2024 – Second Baptist (PK4-12)
  • December 6, 2024 – St. John’s (Classes 5-11)
  • December 8, 2024 – Episcopal HS
  • December 8, 2024 – Annunciation Orthodox School
  • December 15, 2024 – St. Mark’s
  • December 15, 2024 – St. Agnes
  • December 16, 2024 – Duschesne Academy
  • December 18, 2024 – Emery/Weiner
  • [not posted yet] – Presbyterian, Post Oak

2025

  • January 13, 2025 – John Cooper
  • January 15, 2025 – Strake Jesuit
  • January 15, 2025 – St. Thomas High School
  • [not posted yet] – St. Thomas’ Episcopal

Dates are from the school websites. This list is not exhaustive. 

Testing dates for the upcoming ISEE cycle will be posted on August 1st, 2024. Here are a few select dates from the previous cycle: 

  • October 14, 2023 – Strake Jesuit
  • November 11, 2023 – St. Agnes & St. John’s (UL)
  • December 2, 2023 – Annunciation Orthodox & Kinkaid
  • December 3, 2023 – Awty International
  • December 9, 2023 – St. John’s (LL)
  • January 13, 2024 – Strake Jesuit

Register online at ERBLearn.org

2024

  • August 9, 2024 (Register by August 9)
  • October 5, 2024 (September 20)
  • October (PSAT)
  • November 2, 2024 (October 18)
  • December 7, 2024 (November 22)

2025

  • Mar 8, 2025 (February 21)
  • May 3, 2025 (April 18)
  • June 7, 2025 (May 22)

Register online at CollegeBoard.org

2024

  • July 13 (Register by June 7)
  • September 14 (August 9)
  • October 26 (September 20)
  • December 14 (November 8)

2025

  • February 8 (January 3)
  • April 5 (February 28)
  • June 14 (May 9)
  • July 12 (June 6)

Register online at ACT.org

AP

Historically, College Board always hosts AP tests during the two weeks following the May SAT date. Thus, the 2025 AP tests will be on the weeks of May 5th and May 12th. Though the following course assignments are still subject to change the preliminary dates for each exam are below. Closer to fall, the exact exam dates will be posted on the College Board Exam Dates page.

  • Week 1:
    • Monday, May 5, 2025:
      • Morning: United States Government and Politics
      • Afternoon: Art History, Chemistry
    • Tuesday, May 6, 2025:
      • Morning: Human Geography
      • Afternoon: Microeconomics, Seminar, Statistics
    • Wednesday, May 7, 2025:
      • Morning: English Literature and Composition
      • Afternoon: Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A
    • Thursday, May 8, 2025:
      • Morning: Chinese Language and Culture
      • Afternoon: Environmental Science, Psychology
    • Friday, May 9, 2025:
      • Morning: European History, United States History
      • Afternoon: Macroeconomics, Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Week 2:
    • Monday, May 12, 2025:
      • Morning: Calculus AB, Calculus BC
      • Afternoon: Italian Language and Culture, Precalculus
    • Tuesday, May 13, 2025:
      • Morning: English Language and Composition
      • Afternoon: African American Studies, Physics C: Mechanics
      • Late Afternoon: Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
    • Wednesday, May 14, 2025:
      • Morning: French Language and Culture
      • Afternoon: World History: Modern, Computer Science Principles, Music Theory
    • Thursday, May 15, 2025:
      • Morning: Biology
      • Afternoon: Spanish Language and Culture, Physics 1: Algebra-Based
    • Friday, May 16, 2025:
      • Morning: German Language and Culture
      • Afternoon: Latin, Physics 2: Algebra-Based

IB

  • Friday, April 25, 2025
    • Morning
      • No exams
    • Afternoon
      • School-based syllabus SL paper 1
      • Language & culture SL paper 1
  • Monday, April 28, 2025
    • Morning
      • School-based syllabus SL paper 2
      • Language & culture SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Language A Literature HL paper 1
      • Language A Literature SL paper 1
      • Language A Language & Literature HL paper 1
      • Language A Language & Literature SL paper 1
      • The above exams exclude English, French & Spanish
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2025
    • Morning
      • Language A Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • Language A Language & Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • The above exams exclude English, French & Spanish
    • Afternoon
      • Physics HL paper 1 (1a and 1b)
      • Physics SL paper 1 (1a and 1b)
      • Sports, exercise & health science HL paper 1
      • Sports, exercise & health science HL paper 3
      • Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 1
      • Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 3
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2025
    • Morning
      • Physics HL paper 2
      • Physics SL paper 2
      • Sports, exercise & health science HL paper 2
      • Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Business management HL/SL paper 1
      • Business management HL paper 3
  • Thursday, May 1, 2025
    • Morning
      • No exams
    • Afternoon
      • No exams
  • Friday, May 2, 2025
    • Morning
      • Business management HL paper 2
      • Business management SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Computer science HL paper 1
      • Computer science SL paper 1
      • Environmental systems & societies SL paper 1 1h
  • Monday, May 5, 2025
    • Morning
      • Computer science HL paper 2
      • Computer science HL paper 3
      • Computer science SL paper 2
      • Environmental systems & societies SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • History HL/SL paper 1
      • History HL/SL paper 2
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2025
    • Morning
      • History HL paper 3
    • Afternoon
      • Language B HL paper 1
      • Language B HL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • Language B SL paper 1
      • Language B SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • Language ab initio SL paper 1
      • Language ab initio SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • The above exams exclude English, French & Spanish
      • Latin HL paper 1
      • Latin SL paper 1
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2025
    • Morning
      • Language B HL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • Language B SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • Language ab initio SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • The above exams exclude English, French & Spanish
      • Latin HL paper 2
      • Latin SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Psychology HL paper 1
      • Psychology SL paper 1
  • Thursday, May 8, 2025
    • Morning
      • Psychology HL paper 2
      • Psychology HL paper 3
      • Psychology SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • English A Literature HL paper 1
      • English A Literature SL paper 1
      • English A Language & Literature HL paper 1
      • English A Language & Literature SL paper 1
      • English B HL paper 1
      • English B HL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • English B SL paper 1
      • English B SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • English ab initio SL paper 1
      • English ab initio SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
  • Friday, May 9, 2025
    • Morning
      • English A Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • English A Language & Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • English B HL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • English B SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • English ab initio SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • Literature & performance SL paper 1
    • Afternoon
      • Geography HL paper 1
      • Geography SL paper 1
      • Philosophy HL paper 1
      • Philosophy SL paper 1
      • Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 1
      • Social & cultural anthropology SL paper 1
  • Monday, May 12, 2025
    • Morning
      • Geography HL/SL paper 2
      • Geography HL paper 3
      • Philosophy HL/SL paper 2
      • Philosophy HL paper 3
      • Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 2
      • Social & cultural anthropology SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Biology HL paper 1 (1a and 1b)
      • Biology SL paper 1 (1a and 1b)
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2025
    • Morning
      • Biology HL paper 2
      • Biology SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Economics HL/SL paper 2
      • World religions SL paper 1
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2025
    • Morning
      • Economics HL paper 1
      • Economics HL paper 3
      • Economics SL paper 1
      • World religions SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Classical Greek HL paper 1
      • Classical Greek SL paper 1
      • Spanish A Literature HL paper 1
      • Spanish A Literature SL paper 1
      • Spanish A Language & Literature HL paper 1
      • Spanish A Language & Literature SL paper 1
      • Spanish B HL paper 1
      • Spanish B HL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • Spanish B SL paper 1
      • Spanish B SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • Spanish ab initio SL paper 1
      • Spanish ab initio SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
  • Thursday, May 15, 2025
    • Morning
      • Classical Greek HL paper 2
      • Classical Greek SL paper 2
      • Spanish A Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • Spanish A Language & Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • Spanish B HL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • Spanish B SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • Spanish ab initio SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
    • Afternoon
      • Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL paper 1
      • Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL paper 1
      • Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL paper 1
      • Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL paper 1
  • Friday, May 16, 2025
    • Morning
      • Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL paper 2
      • Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL paper 2
      • Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL paper 2
      • Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • Chemistry HL paper 1 (1a and 1b)
      • Chemistry SL paper 1 (1a and 1b)
      • Design technology HL paper 1
      • Design technology SL paper 1
      • Design technology HL/SL paper 2
  • Monday, May 19, 2025
    • Morning
      • Chemistry HL paper 2
      • Chemistry SL paper 2
      • Design technology HL paper 3
    • Afternoon
      • Digital society HL paper 1
      • Digital society SL paper 1
      • Global politics HL/SL paper 1
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2025
    • Morning
      • Digital society HL/SL paper 2
      • Digital society HL paper 3
      • Global politics HL paper 2
      • Global politics SL paper 2
    • Afternoon
      • French A Literature HL paper 1
      • French A Literature SL paper 1
      • French A Language & Literature HL paper 1
      • French A Language & Literature SL paper 1
      • French B HL paper 1
      • French B HL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • French B SL paper 1
      • French B SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
      • French ab initio SL paper 1
      • French ab initio SL paper 2 – Reading comprehension
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2025
    • Morning
      • French A Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • French A Language & Literature HL/SL paper 2
      • French B HL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • French B SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
      • French ab initio SL paper 2 – Listening comprehension
    • Afternoon
      • Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL paper 3
      • Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL paper 3

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  • Samuel Pearson

    Samuel Pearson is General Academic's Associate Manager. He graduated from Rice University in 2017 with a B.A. in Cognitive Science & Visual and Dramatic Arts. Before joining General Academic's team in 2023, Samuel was a high school teacher and technical director at a premier independent school in Houston.

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