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.
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ALL HYBRID MODEL STUDENTS RETURN TO FOUR-DAY, FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION MONDAY, OCT. 26 - Hybrid model parents and guardians are reminded that all middle and high school hybrid model students return to four-day, face-to-face instruction on Monday, October 26, 2020. All Blue/Red cohort students will report to school on Monday through Thursday. Friday, Oct. 30, will be the final remote learning day.
All hybrid model students return to five-day, face-to-face instruction on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Those who wish to request bus transportation must first complete a Transportation Request Form which is located under "Forms" on the Parent Portal. Parents should not call their area transportation office to request transportation as no transportation arrangements will be made without a completed form. Once a form has been completed, processing takes between 7-10 days. Parents will be contacted by transportation staff once transportation arrangements have been made.
All hybrid middle school and high school bus routes have been combined and are available on the Transportation Department page.
WINDOW FOR AIKEN INNOVATE FAMILIES TO REQUEST TRANSFER TO FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER NOW OPEN - The window to submit a form to remain in AIKEN iNNOVATE or to switch to face-to-face instruction will be open through Friday, November 13th. This will be the only window of time to switch to face-to-face instruction.
Please be reminded that the switch to face-to-face will not take place until January 25, 2021, which is the first day of the second semester.
If you are electing to return to face-to-face instruction please be sure to complete the transportation request form (also located in the forms section on the Parent Portal) and request a transportation start date of January 25th. Please do that as soon as possible so that our Transportation Department can plan accordingly.
Select “New Transportation Request” and complete the information. No transportation can be arranged without completing the form.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s home school.
ONLINE ATHLETICS TICKET SALES NOW OPEN THROUGH GOFAN - In a new partnership with online athletics ticketing leader GoFan, the Aiken County Public School District (ACPSD) is pleased to announce that all middle school and high school sports programs now offer contactless ticket sales online.
Fans who experience difficulty purchasing online tickets are encouraged to email GoFan customer service at email@example.com.
Links to each school's GoFan tickets page are provided below:
Main GoFan Page
Aiken High School
Midland Valley HS
North Augusta HS
Ridge Spring Monetta HS
Silver Bluff HS
South Aiken HS
A.L. Corbett MS
Jackson STEM MS
Leavelle McCampbell MS
New Ellenton MS STEAM Magnet
North Augusta MS
Paul Knox MS
Ridge Spring Monetta MS
DISTRICT REMINDER TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS REGARDING DO-NOT-PHOTO/VIDEO REQUESTS - 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 and guardians 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.
TECHNOLOGY HOTLINE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT AIKEN INNOVATE FAMILIES - The ACPSD Technology Department has implemented a helpline for AIKEN iNNOVATE parents, guardians, and students who need assistance with district-issued devices. This helpline will be able to assist with hardware, email/Office365 accounts, and internet access issues. The number is 803-641-2642.
WE ARE HIRING NEW BUS DRIVERS - Aiken County Public Schools is looking for responsible and reliable individuals to join our exciting One Team as new bus drivers. We offer free training and licensing so no experience is necessary. Anyone who may be interested in serving as a new bus driver is encouraged to contact Patrick Ott by phone at (803) 641-2428 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join our One Team family today!
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.
Mr. Higgenbottom, a 1983 graduate of Midland Valley High School, is excited to return home and once again join the Mustang family.
Congratulations to Coach David Mihoulides for being South Carolina's only recipient of the Fourth Annual award presented by United Soccer Coaches.
The Leader in Me program teaches being proactive, making plans, working with others and making positive choices.
Parents discuss AIKEN iNNOVATE, a full-time virtual option, that allows students to participate in scheduled synchronous virtual meetings and collaborative discussions while completing assignments involving interactive resources.
Best Place To Work
Aiken County Public Schools is very proud to be Aiken's Choice for Best Place to Work!
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Attributes of Premier Students
For a closer look at the Attributes of Premier students in Aiken County Public Schools, click on the words "Attributes of Premier Students," or simply look around your school as we're sharing these attributes in a big way and posters and banners are everywhere!
Our Flags Today
Our flags fly at half-staff upon the death of principal figures as a mark of respect for their memory as ordered by the President and/or Governor. Click here for more information on our flag status today. In many instances, students are responsible for participating in or conducting flag-related exercises. While a great responsibility and honor for our students, we believe that it also helps build a sense of patriotism and civic pride.
E-Flyers Through Peachjar
Electronic Flyers On Your Mobile Device & In Your Inbox, Putting Student Activities At Your Fingertips!