New HPS Schedule

Attention HPS Students & Families:

New HPS Schedule Effective

Monday, January 29


On Monday, January 22, 2018, the HPS Board of Education approved the following plan for make-up days. Please keep in mind that HPS is counting instructional hours for students and the district must consider work days for staff.


HPS is adding 12 minutes to the instructional day at Hickory High School (HHS).  Five minutes will be added to the beginning of the day and seven minutes to the end of the day. The start time at HHS will be 7:30 AM and the end time will be 2:37 PM.


There is no need for adjustments to the schedule at Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High (HCAM).


Additionally, HPS is adding 10 minutes to the end of the day at the middle and elementary schools.  Grandview will dismiss at 2:25 PM and Northview at 2:30 PM.  Jenkins, Oakwood and Viewmont will dismiss at 3:10 PM.  Longview will dismiss at 3:00 PM and Southwest at 3:15 PM.


The additional instructional time will start on January 29, 2018



Student Day Missed


Student Make-up Day


October 24


January 23


January 8


March 9


January 17


February 19


January 18


January 22


January 19


Extended instructional day


Please keep in mind HPS must account for the days of school missed and any school delays in order to meet the state required 1,025 instructional hours.  It is still early in the winter season and HPS may experience additional inclement weather.


Once again, the changes begin on Monday, January 29, 2018.

  • Hickory High: Start time, 7:30 AM; end time, 2:37 PM
  • HCAM: no change
  • Grandview Middle: start time remains the same; end time, 2:25 PM
  • Northview Middle: start time remains the same; end time, 2:30 PM
  • Longview Elementary: start time remains the same; end time 3 PM
  • Jenkins, Oakwood & Viewmont Elementary Schools: start time remains the same; end time 3:10 PM
  • Southwest Primary: start time remains the same; end time 3:15 PM.


Thank you!