The Ben Franklin Academy

Academic Calendar


2018-2019 BFA Calendar

 May 24, 2018

(See below for 2017-18)

 

W-F, August 1-3                                Teacher Work Days

 

M, August 6                                       First Day of Classes

                                     

M, September 3                                 Labor Day Holiday-No School

 

W, September 5                                Senior Parent & Senior Grandparent Night

                                                            Ben Franklin Academy

                                                            752 Houston Mill Road, NE 

                                                           Atlanta, Georgia 30329                     

                                                            (6:00-7:30 PM)

 

W, September 12                              Underclass Parent & Underclass Grandparent Night

                                                           Ben Franklin Academy

                                                            752 Houston Mill Road, NE 

                                                           Atlanta, Georgia 30329                                                       

                                                           (6:00-7:30 PM)

                                                           

F, September 14                                Underclass Luncheon                                                                                       

                                                           (Carriage House)

                                                            (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)

                                             

T, September 25                                Senior Pictures

           

W, September 26                              Underclass/Teacher/Drama Head Shots

 

TH, September 27                             Balfour Class Ring Orders

                                                           Junior House-Large Conference Room

                                                           (11:15 AM-12:30 PM)

 

F, September 28                                Senior Class Luncheon

                                                            (Carriage House)

                                                            (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)

 

M, October 8                                      Columbus Day Holiday-No School

 

T, October 9                                       Mid-Term of Fall Semester

           

W, October 10                                    Early Dismissal for Afternoon Students at 2:00 PM

                                                            Teacher Work Periods (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

 

W, October 24                                    PSAT

 

T, November 6                                    Fall Play

                                                            Carriage House

                                                            (7:00 PM)

 

W, November 7                                  Fall Play

                                                           Carriage House

                                                           (7:00 PM)

 

TH, November 8                                 Fall Play

                                                           Carriage House

                                                           (4:30 PM)

 

SU, November 11                               Ben Franklin Academy’s 31st Birthday

 

TH, November 15                               Open House for Prospective Families

                                                            BFA Junior House

                                                            (5:00-6:30 PM)

 

F, November 16                                  Early Dismissal for Afternoon Students

                                                            (2:00 PM)

 

S, November 17- 25                           Thanksgiving Holidays-No School

 

M, November 26                                School Resumes

 

TH, November 29                               Open House for Prospective Families

                                                            BFA Junior House

                                                            (5:00-6:30 PM)

 

W, December 5                                  Faculty-Staff Appreciation Event-Cookie Swap

                                                            (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)

                       

TH, December 6                                 Fall Sports and Activities Banquet

                                                            Carriage House

                                                            (6:00 PM)

 

T, December 18                                  Last Day of Fall Semester

                                                            Early Dismissal for Afternoon Students

                                                            (2:00 PM)

 

W, December 19-January 2                 Winter Holidays-No School

 

TH, January 3                                      School Reopens

                                                             (Spring Semester Begins)

 

M, January 21                                     MLK Day Holiday-No School

 

W, January 30                                    School Picture Make-Up Day

 

F, February 1                                     Underclass Luncheon

                                                            (Carriage House)

                                                            (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)

 

W, February 13                                 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

                                                          (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)

 

M, February 18                                  President’s Day-No School

 

F, March 1                                          Early Dismissal for Afternoon Students

                                                            (2:00 PM)

 

S, March 2-10                                    Winter Break-No School

 

M, March 11                                       School Resumes

 

F, March 15                                        Mid-Term of Spring Semester

                                                            Early Dismissal for Afternoon Students at 2:00 PM

                                                            Teacher Work Periods (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

           

T, March 19                                        Spring Play

                                                          Carriage House

                                                          (7:00 PM)

 

W, March 20                                      Spring Play

                                                          Carriage House

                                                          (7:00 PM)

 

TH, March 21                                     Spring Play

                                                          Carriage House

                                                          (4:30 PM)

 

F, March 22                                        Senior Class Luncheon

                                                           (Carriage House)

                                                           (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)

 

F, March 29                                        Early Dismissal for Afternoon Students

                                                            (2:00 PM)

                                               

S, March 30-April 7                          Spring Break

 

M, April 8                                           School Resumes

 

T, April 16                                          William H. Izlar, Jr. Poetry Contest

                                                            Awards Presentation

 

W, April 17                                        Student Original Work Readings

                                                           Carriage House

                                                           (4:30 PM)

 

TH-F, April 18-19                              BFA Student Art Show

                                                            BFA Carriage House

                                                            (11:30 AM-12:30PM)

 

W, May 1                                            Graduation Practice

                                                            (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)

                                                            (Meet at BFA then walk as a group to Church)

                                                           

F, May 3                                              Baccalaureate Service                                                                                             

                                                            Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church

                                                            (7:00 PM)

                                                            (Graduates arrive at 6:30 PM)

S, May 4                                             Graduation Ceremony

                                                            Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church

                                                            (4:00 PM)

                                                            (Graduates arrive at 2:30 PM)

                                                            (Senior Graduation Picture at 3:45 PM)

                                               

                                                            Graduation Reception

                                                            Glenn Memorial United Methodist Fellowship Hall

                                                            (5:00 PM)

                                               

TH, May 9                                           Spring Sports and Activities Awards Banquet

                                                            Carriage House

                                                           (6:00 PM)

                                                                                                                       

F, May 24                                            Last Day of School   

                                                            Early Dismissal for Afternoon Students

                                                            (2:00 PM)

 

M, May 27                                          Memorial Day Holiday-No School

 

T-W, May 28-29                                 Teacher Work Days 

                       

W, June 5                                          Summer Study

 

W, June 12                                        Summer Study

 

W, June 19                                        New Student Orientation

                                                           Junior House

                                                           (10:30-11:30 AM)

 

S, June 29-July 7                              School/Office Closed

 

M, July 8                                            School/Office Reopens

 

W, July 10                                         Summer Study

 

W, July 17                                         New Student Orientation

                                                           Junior House

                                                           (10:30-11:30 AM)

 

  

Revised 5-24-18                                

2017-2018 BFA Calendar
(revised 7/12/17B)
   
M-W, July 31-August 2 Teacher Work Days
   
TH, August 3 First Day of Classes
   
M, September 4 Labor Day Holiday-No School
   
W, September 6 Senior Parent & Senior Grandparent Night 
  Ben Franklin Academy
  752 Houston Mill Road, NE
  Atlanta, Georgia 30329
  (5:00-6:30)
   
W, September 13 Underclass Parent & Underclass Grandparent Night 
  Ben Franklin Academy
  752 Houston Mill Road, NE
  Atlanta, Georgia 30329
  (5:00-6:30)
   
F, September 15 Senior Class Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
T, September 19 Senior Pictures
   
W, September 20 Underclass/Teacher/Drama Pictures
   
TH, September 21 Balfour Class Ring Orders
  Junior House-Large Conference Room
  (11:15 AM-12:30 PM)
   
F, September 29 Underclass Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
W, October 4 Early Dismissal for Students at 2:00 PM
  Teacher Work Periods (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
   
TH, October 5 Mid-Term of Fall Semester 
   
M, October 9 Columbus Day Holiday-No School
   
W, October 25 PSAT
   
T, October 31 Fall Play
  Carriage House
  (2:00 PM)
   
W, November 1 Fall Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
TH, November 2 Fall Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
F, November 10 Student Celebration of Ben Franklin Academy’s
  30th Anniversary
   
S, November 11 Ben Franklin Academy’s 30th Anniversary
   
TH, November 16 Open House for Prospective Families
  BFA Junior House
  (5:00-6:30 PM)
   
F, November 17 Dismissal Times
  AM Program (11:30 AM)
  All Other Programs (2:00 PM)
   
November 18- 26 Thanksgiving Holidays-No School 
   
M, November 27 School Resumes
   
TH, November 30 Open House for Prospective Families
  BFA Junior House
  (5:00-6:30 PM)
   
TH, December 7 Fall Sports and Band Award Banquet 
  Carriage House
  (6:00 PM)
   
W, December 13 Faculty-Staff Appreciation Event-Cookie Swap
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
F, December 15 Last Day of Fall Semester
  Dismissal
  AM Program (11:30 AM)
  All Other Programs (2:00 PM)
   
December 16-January 2 Winter Holidays-No School 
   
W, January 3 School Reopens
  (Spring Semester Begins)
   
M, January 15 MLK Day Holiday-No School
   
W, January 24 School Picture Make-Up Day
   
F, January 26 Underclass Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
W, February 14 Teacher Appreciation Event
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
M, February 19 President’s Day-No School
   
F, February 23 Senior Class Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
FOR SPRING PLAY SEE MARCH 27 AND 28  
T, March 6 Spring Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
W, March 7 Spring Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
W, March 7 MID-TERM GRADES ARE DUE
   
TH, March 8 Spring Play 
  Carriage House
  (4:30 PM)
   
F, March 9 Dismissal
  (AM Program-11:30 AM
  All Other Programs-2:00 PM)
   
March 10-18 Winter Break-No School
   
M, March 19 School Resumes
   
NEW DATES FOR SPRING PLAY:  
T, March 27 Spring Play
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
W, March 28 Spring Play
  Carriage House
  (4:30 PM)
   
F, March 30 Dismissal
  (AM Program-11:30 AM
  All Other Programs-2:00 PM)
   
March 31- April 8 Spring Break-No School
   
M, April 9 School Resumes
   
TH-F, April 19-20 BFA Student Art Show
  BFA Carriage House
  (11:30 AM-12:30PM)
   
T, April 24 William H. Izlar, Jr. Poetry Contest
  Awards Presentation
   
W, April 25 Graduation Practice
  (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
  Meet at BFA at 11:00 AM to walk as a group
  to Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
   
F, April 27 Baccalaureate Service
  Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
  (7:00 PM)
  (Graduates arrive at 6:30 PM)
   
S, April 28 Graduation Ceremony
  Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
  (4:00 PM)
  (Graduates arrive at 3:00 PM)
  (Senior Picture at 3:40 PM)
   
  Graduation Reception
  Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
  (5:00 PM)
   
TH, May 10 Spring Sports and Band Awards Banquet 
  Carriage House
  (6:00 PM)
   
TH, May 24 Last Day of School
  Dismissal 
  AM Program (11:30 AM)
  All Other Programs (2:00 PM)
   
F, May 25 Teacher Work Day
   
M, May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
   
T, May 29 Teacher Work Day
   
   
   
Summer 2018 Schedule  
   
W, June 6 Summer Study 
   
W, June 13 Summer Study
   
W, June 20 New Student Orientation-752 Houston Mill Road
  (10:30-11:30 AM)
   
M-F, July 2-6 School Closed
   
M, July 9 School Reopens
   
W, July 11 Summer Study 
   
W, July 18 New Student Orientation-752 Houston Mill Road
  (10:30-11:30 AM)