Registration for first time 5K/Kindergarten students is open now for the 2023-24 school year.
We are so excited to welcome your child to Aiken County Public Schools and we look forward to making registration and you and your child’s transition to our public schools as simple as possible!
Registration will be completed online and parents/guardians will need an active email address in order to register their child. Various companies provide email accounts at no cost.
What You Will Need to Register Your Kindergarten Student
Prior to beginning the registration process, you will need to collect a few documents, including:
- Your child’s birth Certificate
- Immunization Record
- Proof of Residency Documents (2)
You may choose to scan the document (.doc or .pdf) or upload an image (photograph in .jpg or .png format) of the required documents. Please note that a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and Immunization record must also be submitted in person to your child’s school prior to the first day.
You will be asked to upload two proof of residency documents. Acceptable documents include the following:
- Mortgage contract or statement
- SC Driver's License or ID Card
- Property Tax bill or Receipt
- Utility Bill (electric, water or gas)
- Cable/satellite, Internet or telephone bill
- Homeowners/renters Insurance policy
- Notarized Letter from Landlord
You will also be asked to enter the name of your child’s pediatrician and dentist, along with their telephone numbers and addresses. Family members and friends to call on in an emergency will also be requested. You may enter up to five emergency contacts.
Emergency Contacts/Bus Escorts
While in our District, learning is certainly important, however, the safety of your children is our highest priority. Any student riding the bus in grades PK-Grade 2 must be met by an adult after school at the bus stop. Students grade 2 and lower will not be left at a bus stop alone. An exception to this rule can be made if a kindergarten student will be riding a bus and getting off at the bus stop with an older sibling (grade 3 or higher). You will be asked to identify up to five individuals who may meet your child at the bus. You will need to list their names and a contact telephone number for each.
Ready to Register?
When you are ready to begin registration for a new Kindergarten student (if you were in an Aiken County Pre-K program you will register through Parent Portal as a returning student), please access this link to create an account and register your student at Create a Registration Account here.
School Zone Locators
Parents of 5K/Kindergarten students can find their zoned school on the 2023-24 School Zone Locator.
Updates are currently underway on our District’s comprehensive school zone locator to include the new lines for Highland Springs Middle School. For accurate school zoning information for middle school students residing in the North Augusta and/or Midland Valley/Graniteville areas, please view our Highland Springs Attendance Zone Locator.
Registration Fees/Fee Payment
Detailed information regarding registration fees including payment via e~Funds for Schools can be found on the Registration Fees page.
Why do families need an e-mail address to create their account?
E-mail will be the method for all major communications between Aiken County PowerSchool Registration and your family. These communications include the new account creation e-mail and the submission confirmation e-mail.
Why do families need to create an Aiken County PowerSchool Registration account?
Having families store their child’s and family’s information within a secure account ensures the security of that information. In addition, as your child progresses to subsequent grades in our District, you’ll create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account that will allow you to view transportation information, attendance and other pertinent information about your child’s education.
When I click on the registration link, what information appears?
You will be presented with the following screen. For new Kindergarten registration, you will click on “Create Account” to begin the registration process.
What if I forget my password?
Retrieving a password can either be done online or by contacting the PowerSchool Registration Support Team directly.
1. To retrieve a password online, the family can select the “Forgot Password” link on the Account Sign In screen. From there, you will enter the account’s associated e-mail address and be able to either recover a temporary password sent to your e-mail address, or you may choose to answer the security questions online and immediately enter a new password.
2. The PowerSchool Registration Support Team will be able to send a temporary password to the account’s e-mail address, or, after answering the security questions, will be able to change the password on the account.
Whom should I contact if I need help in setting up the registration account?
Please contact the PowerSchool Registration Support Team at 866-434-6276 for questions regarding account set-up or your child’s school for any school-related questions.