Academic Calendar

There is never a dull moment in The Young Americans. With our conservatory-style college class schedule and our extensive production opportunities, our students are constantly learning, performing, studying, or working together on the next big project. In order to accomplish all The Young Americans do in a year, each of our students are trained in workload management, communication skills, and personal health. Learning how to be successful in such a rigorous schedule is just one of the reasons our alumni flourish in their lives and careers.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar


Instruction Begins / Tuition Due – August 5
Instruction Ends – November 29

Fall Session 1: August 5 – August 29
Last Day to Add Courses: Aug. 6
Last Day to Drop with Refund: Aug. 15
Last Day to Drop with a “W”: Aug. 20

Fall Session 2: September 9 – November 29
Last Day to Add Courses: Sept. 13
Columbus Day: Oct. 14 (Classes in session)
Last Day to Drop with a Refund: Oct. 18
Last Day to Drop with a “W”: Nov. 1
Veterans Day: Nov. 11 (Classes in session)
Thanksgiving Holiday: Nov. 28

Winter Holiday: Nov. 30 – Jan. 1*
Fall Grades Available: Dec.10
Christmas Day: Dec. 25
New Year’s Day: Jan. 1

2019-2020 Production Calendar


Fall Projects
Tour Rehearsals Begin – Aug. 31

New Kids
Rehearsals Begin – Aug. 5
New Kids Show – Nov. 22

The Magic of Christmas (All YAs)
Rehearsals Begin – Old Kids (Nov. 23) | New Kids (Nov. 25)
Performances – Dec. 5-8 | Dec. 11-15


Instruction Begins / Tuition Due – January 6
Instruction Ends – April 10

Last Day to Add Courses: Jan. 10
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Jan. 20 (Classes in session)
President’s Day: Feb. 17 (Classes in session)
Last Day to Drop with a Refund: Feb. 14
Spring Break: Feb. 26 – Mar. 3*
Last Day to Drop with a “W”: Mar. 6
Spring Grades Available: Apr. 17


Spring Tour Projects
Tour Rehearsals Begin – Jan. 2

SoCal Outreach Project
Rehearsals Begin – Jan. 9
Performances – TBD

Rehearsals Begin – Jan. 18
Performances – Feb. 28 – Mar. 1


Instruction Begins: April 13
Instruction Ends: July 17

Last Day to Add Courses: May 22
Memorial Day: May 25
Last Day to Drop with Refund: June 19
Last Day to Drop with a “W”: July 1
Independence Day: July 4
Summer Grades Available: July 30


Summer Tours
Japan Advance Cast Rehearsals Begin – Apr. 3
Japan (Big Cast) Rehearsals Begin – Apr. 6
Japan Advance Tour Departs – Apr. 7
Japan Tour Departs – Apr. 14
Europe-Japan Rehearsals Begin – Apr. 10
Europe-Japan Tour Departs – Apr. 19
Summer Camp Rehearsals Begin – May 15 (est.)
Japan-Boyne Tour Returns – May 25
Summer Camp Tours Depart – May 28 (est.)
Boyne Dinner Theatre Opens – June 19
West Coast Camp Tour Returns – Aug. 24 (est.)
Midwest Camp Tour Returns – Aug. 12 (est.)
Boyne Dinner Theatre Closes – Aug. 22
Europe-Japan Tour Returns – Aug. 26
Japan Tour Returns – Aug. 26

Some courses include project-based work connected with productions outside of normal semester.
(See course calendars in Student Portal for details.)

*Please note that arrival/departure dates and rehearsal schedules may not coincide with dates of instruction. Please feel free to contact [email protected] for specific date questions.