Aiken County Public School District

Achieving Excellence

  • With engaged and capable teachers and staff, a shared vision to nurture and support students, and community partnerships that enhance the academic, career and extra-curricular opportunities for all, Aiken County Public School District is THE choice for public school education in the Central Savannah River Area.

     

Announcements

  • EARLY RELEASE DAY SEPTEMBER 27 - All schools will dismiss students two hours early on Wednesday, September 27 for the first "Early Release Day" of the 2017-18 school year. Early Release allows Aiken County Public Schools' teachers time for planning and Professional Learning. Please note that in creating the 2017-18 calendar, "Early Release" was moved from the first Wednesday of the month to the fourth Wednesday of the month to better align with teacher planning and preparation needs. Early Release Wednesdays for the 2017-18 school year include September 27, October 25, January 24, February 28 and March 28.

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  • PREPARE FOR FAMILY EMERGENCIES WITH SMART911 - We are fortunate in Aiken County to have access to a free service called SMART911. The service allows families to register their homes and occupants for the purpose of providing law enforcement and first responders with immediate access to life-saving information in the event of a call for help to 911. During an actual emergency, first responders will have this vital information relayed to them before they arrive. Signing up is fast, easy, and free! Click HERE to view the SMART911 flyer for some great safety tips for students, or visit online at www.smart911.com for more information.

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  • DISTRICT SPORTS WEB PAGES DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE – Aiken County Public School District sports web pages are currently down for maintenance to provide fresh new content and add the most updated information possible for our community. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

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  • READ YOUR WAY TO THE BIG GAME - Help establish a strong literacy foundation for your child and support the Gamecock & Clemson championship traditions by participating in the South Carolina Department of Education’s 2017 Read Your Way to the Big Game contest

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  • STRATEGIC PLAN YEAR ONE UPDATE - Numerous stakeholders participated in a comprehensive strategic planning exercise in Spring 2016 aimed to propel Aiken County Public Schools forward as a Premier School District. We're pleased with all that's been accomplished in the first year of implementation and invite you to read the linked STRATEGIC PLAN YEAR ONE UPDATE.

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  • MILITARY CONNECTED FAMILY SURVEY-Attention Aiken County Public Schools Families, please assist us in collecting information so that we may better serve our students. If either parent/guardian of an Aiken County Public Schools student meets the criteria below, please complete the survey using the link below.

    1.       Active member of any branch of the military

    2.       Reserves member of any branch of the military

    3.       Veteran

    4.       Works on federal property

    5.       Lives and works on federal property

    Select survey link HERE. Only one survey is necessary per family, if you have students at another school, please select all schools and grades that apply when completing the survey. This will assist Aiken County Public Schools in providing our military families with additional support in times of need. Thank you for your service and cooperation.

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  • ATHLETIC EVENT SECURITY PROCEDURES REMINDER-

    •          Each middle and high school will have uniformed law enforcement on site to assist with security at all major sporting events, including enhanced security before, during, and after the event. Law enforcement and/or school staff will regularly monitor hallways, common areas, parking lots and outdoor areas. Law enforcement will take an overt and active role in securing the building exterior and parking areas as patrons and students exit the venue.

    •          School staff will conduct a visual search of all bags and jackets/coats prior to entry. These screening protocols will increase the amount of time needed to enter major school sporting events, and students and families are asked to leave bags, backpacks and additional items at home, if possible. Per South Carolina Code 16-23-420, concealed weapons permits ARE NOT honored on school campuses.

    •          Metal Detectors will be available, visible and used by school staff prior to entry, as deemed necessary.

    Thank you so much for your cooperation and your continued support of Aiken County Public Schools and all Aiken County student-athletes.

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  • EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS - In partnership with Quest Zone and the Family Y’s Prime Time, Aiken County Public Schools is pleased to announce Extended Day Programs at all elementary schools and three middle schools for the 2017-18 school year. This collaboration for after-school care allows a true extension of the school day infused with creativity, play, homework help and individualized instruction in a safe, nurturing environment. Information regarding enrollment for all elementary schools and the middle school programs hosted at Paul Knox, North Augusta and Kennedy is located on The Family Y and Quest Zone's websites. Enroll today!

    THE FAMILY Y PRIME TIME PARTNERED SCHOOLS: www.thefamilyy.org

    PRIME TIME FLYER and PARENT HANDBOOK

    North Augusta Elementary, Busbee-Corbett Elementary, Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Gloverville Elementary, Byrd Elementary, Greendale Elementary, Clearwater Elementary, North Aiken Elementary, and Mossy Creek Elementary

    QUEST ZONE PARTNERED SCHOOLS: www.thequestzone.com

    Chukker Creek Elementary, East Aiken School of the Arts, J.D. Lever Elementary, Belvedere Elementary, Hammond Hill Elementary, Kennedy Middle, Oakwood-Windsor Elementary, Aiken Elementary, Redcliffe Elementary, Millbrook Elementary, North Augusta Middle, Paul Knox Middle and Warrenville Elementary

    LINKS TO SCHOOL ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS

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  • SCHOOL START & END TIMES - Next school year, schools will start and end at consistent times throughout the District. Elementary school will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., middle school from 8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.; and high school from 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Because of the grade spans of Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle/High and Busbee Corbett Elementary/Middle, students' arrival/dismissal time at those schools will be 7:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. for elementary and middle school and 8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m for high school. Back To School Information

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  • AIKEN WORKS - Aiken County Public Schools is leading a Community Workforce Development Collaborative aimed to increase opportunities for students to gain work-related skills in key areas of need in Aiken County. Visit AikenWorks.org and join us in getting our students Learning & Earning!

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