Today, Aug. 27, is the first day of classes for Providence Creek Academy in Clayton, for Smyrna School District students in kindergarten to ninth grade, and for ninth graders and new cadets at First State Military Academy in Clayton.

School is starting this week for students at Smyrna-Clayton area schools.

Smyrna School District – Classes in the Smyrna School District for kindergarten to ninth grade start today, Monday, Aug. 27. For 10th to 12th graders at Smyrna High, classes start Tuesday, Aug. 28. Schools will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day weekend. Also, there will be no classes for students on Thursday, Sept. 6 because of the primary elections.

Providence Creek Academy – At PCA in Clayton, the first day of classes is today, Monday, Aug. 27.

First State Military Academy – At FSMA in Clayton, the first day for freshmen and new cadets is today, Monday, Aug. 27. For the rest of the cadets, the first day is Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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