(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Back to school, ring the bell; the end of summer is within sight which means its time for students of all levels to head back to school in just a few short weeks.

Most school districts in Erie County will be heading back on the same day while local university students will be heading back before most school districts.

Millcreek Township School District and Erie Public School students head back to school Aug. 28.

In an effort to make the transition from middle to high school smoother, Erie High School’s incoming ninth graders will report for their first day of school on August 28 for an “A” Day.

Students grades 10-12 will report for their first day on August 29 on a “B” Day.

All grades, 9-12, for the Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy will start their first day of school on August 28.

Students enrolled in courses at Collegiate Academy and Erie High School should check their schedules to ensure they report to the correct building.

All EPS Cyber Choice Academy students grades 9-12 will still report for their first day on August 28. Students enrolled in any courses at Erie High School will not report to Erie High on August 28 but cyber labs will be open.

Tuesday, August 29, is a “B” Day. Cyber students enrolled in courses at Erie High School should check their schedule to ensure they report to the correct building.

Fort LeBoeuf School District, General McLane School District, Harbor Creek School District, Iroquois School District, North East School District, Northwestern School District, Union City Area School District, Wattsburg Area School District, and will all have their first day of school on Aug. 29.

The Girard School District will be welcoming students back on Sept. 5, while the Fairview School District, the Corry Area School District, and the Crawford County Central School District will head back Aug. 30.

Private Schools

Cathedral Preparatory School and Mercyhurst Preparatory School will be the first of the private schools to start the school year with classes beginning Aug. 24, at each high school. Meanwhile, Erie First Christian Academy has their first day set for Aug. 28.

Erie Catholic School System, which is composed of Our Lady of Peace, Saint George, Saint James, Saint Jude, Saint Luke and Blessed Sacrament Schools, starts their school year off on Aug. 30.

Erie Day School starts their school year Sept. 5.

Colleges

Most colleges in the area start classes in the same week with Penn State Behrend, PennWest Edinboro, and Slippery Rock University all starting classes on Monday, Aug. 21, with Gannon starting class the next day on Aug. 23. Erie County Community College classes begin Sept. 5.

Mercyhurst University begins class Aug. 23. Allegheny College will begin class on Aug. 29.