2023/2024 Academic Calendar For Schools with SHS 1 and 2 Running Double & Single Track

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the 2023–2024 academic calendar for single-track senior high schools (SHS). The academic year will commence on December 4, 2023, and end on August 9, 2024.

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The academic calendar is a blueprint for the school year, providing essential details such as start and end dates, holidays, and exam schedules. Here is a summary of the 2023–2024 academic calendar for single-track SHS:

The 2023 academic calendar is designed and planned in coordination with the leadership of CHASS, keeping in mind the need to ensure that schools achieve closing the gap in learning due to school closures for COVID-19 prevention.

2023/2024 Academic Calendar For Single Track SHS 

Term Start Date End Date Break Date
First Semester
SHS 1 4th December, 2023 15th March, 2024 16th March, 2024 – 2nd May, 2024
SHS 2 1st November, 2023 5th March, 2024 5th March, 2024 – 2nd May, 2024
SHS 3 1st November, 2023 5th March, 2024 5th March, 2024 – 2nd May, 2024
Second Semester
All 3rd May, 2024 28th August, 2024
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2023-2024 Academic Calendar For Double Track SHS

Term SHS 1 SHS 2 SHS 3
First Semester 4th December, 2023 – 5th March, 2024 8th March, 2024 – 9th May, 2024 2nd January, 2024 – 28th March, 2024
Second Semester 13th May, 2024 – 9th July, 2024 12th July to 15th November, 2024 17th April, 2024 – 23rd August, 2024


The calendar also includes the following important dates:

  • Christmas break: December 21, 2023, to January 20, 2024
  • New Year’s Day: January 1, 2024
  • May Day: May 1, 2024
  • Constitution Day: January 7, 2024
  • Eidul-Fitr: To be confirmed
  • Independence Day: March 6, 2024

When does the 2023–2024 academic year start and end?

The academic year commences on December 4, 2023, and ends on August 9, 2024.

How can I access the full academic calendar?

You can typically find the complete calendar above.

Are there any major holidays during the academic year?

Yes, the calendar includes holidays such as those listed above where students can enjoy a break from classes.

How can I stay updated on any changes to the academic calendar?

Always visit this site for future updates on the academic calendar.


The 2023–2024 Academic Calendar for Single Track SHS is your compass for the academic year. By understanding its nuances and staying organized, you can navigate the year with confidence and make the most of your educational journey.

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