The Ben Franklin Academy

Academic Calendar


 

2017-2018 BFA Calendar
(revised 5/16/17)
   
M-W, July 31-August 2 Teacher Work Days
   
TH, August 3 First Day of Classes
   
M, August 21 Senior Parent & Senior Grandparent Night 
  Ben Franklin Academy
  752 Houston Mill Road, NE
  Atlanta, Georgia 30329
  (5:00-6:30)
   
M, August 28 Underclass Parent & Underclass Grandparent Night 
  Ben Franklin Academy
  752 Houston Mill Road, NE
  Atlanta, Georgia 30329
  (5:00-6:30)
   
M, September 4 Labor Day Holiday-No School
   
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)
   
T, September 26 Open House for
  BFA Partners and Business Leaders
  An Expanded Home for Achieving the Possible
  Ben Franklin Academy
  752 Houston Mill Road, NE
  Atlanta, Georgia 30329
  (5:00-6:30 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)
   
F, March 2 Dismissal
  (AM Program-11:30 AM
  All Other Programs-2:00 PM)
   
March 4-11 Winter Break-No School
   
M, March 12 School Resumes
   
W, March 14 Early Dismissal for Students at 2:00 PM
  Teacher Work Periods (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
   
TH, March 15 Mid-Term of Spring Semester
   
T, March 20 Spring Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
W, March 21 Spring Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
TH, March 22 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)
   
  Reception following the Baccalaureate Service
  Glenn Church Fellowship Hall
   
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)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Revised 5-16-17  

THE FOLLOWING CALENDAR IS FOR 2016-17

2016-2017 BFA Calendar  
   
   
M-W, August 1-3 Teacher Work Days
   
TH, August 4 First Day of Classes
   
M. August 22 Parent/Grandparent Night 
  Emory Conference Center Hotel
  (Silverbell Pavilion)
  (6:00-7:30 PM)
   
M, September 5 Labor Day Holiday
   
F, September 16 Senior Class Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
T, September 20 Senior Pictures
   
W, September 21 Underclass/Teacher/Drama Head Shots
   
TH, September 22 Balfour Class Ring Orders
  Junior House-Large Conference Room
  (11:15 AM-12:30 PM)
   
F, September 30 Underclass Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
W, October 5 Early Dismissal for Students at 2:00 PM
  Teacher Work Periods (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
   
TH, October 6 Mid-Term of Fall Semester 
   
M, October 10 Columbus Day Holiday
   
W, October 19 PSAT
   
T, November 1 Fall Play
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
W, November 2 Fall Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
TH, November 3 Fall Play 
  Carriage House
  (4:30 PM)
   
TH, November 10 Open House for Prospective Families
  BFA Junior House
  (5:00-6:30 PM)
   
F, November 11 Ben Franklin Academy’s Birthday
   
TH, November 17 Senior Parents College Seminar
  (6:00 PM)
   
F, November 18 Early Dismissal
  (10:30 AM and 2:00 PM)
   
November 19-November 27 Thanksgiving Holidays
   
M, November 28 School Resumes
   
TH, December 1 Open House for Prospective Families
  BFA Junior House
  (5:00-6:30 PM)
   
W, December 14 (new date) Faculty-Staff Appreciation Event-Cookie Swap
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
TH, December 8 Fall Sports and Activities Banquet 
  Carriage House
  (6:00 PM)
   
F, December 16 Last Day of Fall Semester
  Early Dismissal
  (10:30 AM and 2:00 PM)
   
December 17-January 2 Winter Holidays
   
Tuesday, January 3 School Reopens
   (Spring Semester Begins)
   
M, January 16 MLK Day Holiday
   
W, January 25 School Picture Make-Up Day
NEW DATE - W, February 1  
   
F, January 27 Senior Class Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
T, February 14 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
M, February 20 President’s Day
   
F, February 24 Underclass Luncheon
  (Carriage House)
  (Hosted by BFA Parent Committee Volunteers)
   
F, March 3 Early Dismissal
  (10:30 AM and 2:00 PM)
   
March 4-12 Winter Break
   
M, March 13 School Resumes
   
W, March 15 Mid-Term of Spring Semester
   
W, March 15 Early Dismissal for Students at 2:00 PM
  Teacher Work Periods (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
   
T, March 28 Spring Play 
  Carriage House
  (7:00 PM)
   
W, March 29 Spring Play
  Carriage House
   (7:00 PM)
   
TH, March 30 Spring Play
  Carriage House
  (4:30 PM)
   
F, March 31 Early Dismissal
  (10:30 AM and 2:00 PM)
   
April 1-9 Spring Break
   
M, April 10 School Resumes
   
TH-F, April 20-21 BFA Student Art Show
  BFA Carriage House
  (11:30 AM-12:30PM)
   
W, April 26 Graduation Practice
  (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
  (Meet at BFA then walk as a group to Church)
   
F, April 28 Baccalaureate Service
  (7:00 PM)
  (Graduates arrive at 6:30 PM)
   
S, April 29 Graduation Ceremony
  Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
  (2:00 PM)
  (Graduates arrive at 1:00 PM)
   
  (Senior Graduation Picture at 1:40 PM)
  Graduation Reception
  Glenn Memorial United Methodist Fellowship Hall
  (3:00 PM)
   
TH, May 11 Spring Sports and Activities Awards Banquet 
  Carriage House
  (6:00 PM)
   
W, May 24 Last Day of School
  Early Dismissal
  (10:30 AM and 2:00 PM)
   
TH-F May 25-26 Teacher Work Days
   
M, May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
   
W, June 7 Summer Study
   
W, June 14 Summer Study
   
   
M-F, July 3-7 School Closed
   
W, July 12 Summer Study 
   
   
   
   
   
   
Revised 4-13-17