Interested in attending the Aiken County Career and Technolgy Center?
We will be hosting a CTE Showcase at each high school this year. Students will have the opportunity to review our programs, talk with current students, and complete an application for the upcoming school year. Review the schedule below to find out when we will be visiting your school.
Click HERE to complete the Pre-application and be sure to pick up the 2021-22 paper application in the counseling office at your school or download a paper copy by clicking below.
North Augusta High School- October 20th and 22nd
Aiken High School- October 27th and 28th
Ridge Spring Monetta High School- November 4th
South Aiken High School- November 10th and 11th
Midland Valley High School- November 17th and 18th
Wagener Salley High School- November 25th
Silver Bluff High School- December 1st and 2nd
Exciting NEWS! The Aiken County Career Center has been granted approval for a NEW Introduction to Barbering Course and a Braiding Exploratory Course option for students.
Rising 11thand 12th grade students interested in the Introduction to Barbering course will be asked to complete an application. The application period is open now until August 10, 2020. Acceptance is NOT guaranteed. Seats will be filled based off of the rubric used which includes; student GPA, attendance, discipline, and application statement score.
Rising 11th and 12th grade students interested in taking the Braiding Exploratory course option will be asked to complete an application and it will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to rising juniors who are on track to graduate and can utilize two periods into their 20-21 academic course schedule for class time and travel.
Students will need to meet minimum requirements to apply and will not be guaranteed acceptance. Once the maximum seat capacity is filled the programs will be closed.
Minimum Program Requirements for the Introduction to Barbering Course Include:
- GPA- 2.0 (on the SC high school weighted scale)
- Passing grade in Foundations of Alg. 1 AND Intermediate Alg. OR Algebra 1
Additional information reviewed will include:
- Application Statement
Minimum Requirements for the Braiding Exploratory Course:
- Must be on track to graduate
- Must be at least 16 years of age by January 1, 2021 (for licensure purposes)
- Should also possess a strong desire to prefect their craft of braiding
Interested Students are encouraged to review the attached flyer and complete the Online Application below (Students will need to login using their school email login information):
New Cosmetology Options Flyer: Flyer for NEW Cosmetology Program Options
Introduction to Barbering Application: Click HERE
Braiding CATE Exploratory Course Application: Click HERE
Congratulations to Mr. Daniel Ball for having been
chosen as ACCTC's Teacher of the Year for
Mr. Matthew Smith was chosen to be ACCTC's
First Year Teacher of the Year!
DISTRICT-WIDE REMINDER REGARDING PHOTO AND VIDEO OPT OUT - Aiken County Public School District procedures regarding do-not-photo/video requests state that each new school year during the school registration process, parents who wish to “opt out” their children from participation in photo or video opportunities at school must submit that request in writing to the ACPSD Communications Department.
The letter should be addressed to Director of Communications, Mike Rosier, at 1000 Brookhaven Drive, Aiken SC, 29803. It should state which student or students they wish the request to include, as well as their home school location or locations.
PLEASE NOTE: If no letter is on file, students are automatically opted in for photo, video, and media opportunities in our schools as they arise.
We welcome parents who wish to opt their children out of all photos and videos to submit a letter to us at any point prior to the end of October.
Rising eighth-grade students completed the rigorous program where they learned valuable new skills while also mastering best practices of excellent writing.
Hybrid Model students will return to four-day, face-to-face instruction in October, and then five-day instruction in early November.
All ACPSD students now have the option to access free meals during the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.