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2021-22 School Calendars Announced

Greenville County Schools has released the 2021-22 student calendar. Students will start the new school year on Tuesday, August 20, 2021. The last day of school will be Friday, June 3, 2022. In accordance with state law, the calendar includes 180 scheduled instructional days and ten professional development/teacher workdays. Under existing state law, students may not start school prior to the third Monday in August.

Because Greenville County Schools is an approved eLearning district, the district is not required to build in makeup days for inclement weather. GCS will automatically operate on Attendance Plan 0 (eLearning) if school buildings are closed on a regular attendance day.


ACE Awards

ACE Awards

The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 74 male and female students from each of the 36 Greenville County middle and high schools.  It will honor one male and one female from each middle and high school in grades 8 and 12 who are considered the true “unsung heroes” in their schools. These are students who might go unnoticed for one reason or another, students who are role models, who work hard and give their best effort, students who are all too often not recognized for their accomplishments, or students who demonstrate unusual commitment to academics despite various obstacles. The award ceremony will be organized and hosted by Coaches 4 Character and Greenville county school counselors. Anyone can nominate a student: faculty and staff, parents, community members, and students. 

Online Nomination Form


Nominations open December 7, 2020 and close February 8, 2021.


2021-22 FAFSA Form Available Online


High school students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, should complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as soon as possible. 

To assist students and parents in the process, the Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has been sharing tips @FAFSA, and new blogs note “7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2021-22 FAFSA Form” and “8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA Form.”

Students and parents can complete the form online at FAFSA.gov on a desktop or mobile device, and, this year, enhanced help topics provide even more guidance through the form.  As a result of user feedback, many financial help topics feature images of the form with relevant line numbers visually highlighted.  Also, skip-logic functionality means applicants see only the questions that pertain to them. 

By the end of the year, the Department will launch an enhanced myStudentAid mobile app. The updated mobile app will have an entirely new look and feel, and additional features, including:

A new dashboard that will provide customers with a personalized “home page,” where they can get an overview of their aid, view upcoming loan payments, and access relevant content, resources, and checklists;
Aid summary that will allow users to view their detailed loan and grant aid information, aid overpayments, remaining Direct Loan and Pell Grant eligibility, and more; and
Important alerts and account updates within the app’s Notification Center.


BackPack for Parents

Parents are strongly encouraged to create a Backpack account for their children. Greenville County Schools uses Backpack to provide parents with the most recent news and information about our schools. The Backpack for Parents account also provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to:
*View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
*Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
*Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
*View their student's school and contact information
*Manage parent and contact information for their students.