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  • The mission of Aiken County Public Schools and Aiken Elementary School is to meet the educational needs of our students through a challenging, innovative, standards/literacy focused school system in a safe environment supported by parents and the community.


  • AIKEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TALENT SHOW - Join us on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria for our talent show.  We look forward to seeing our Aiken Elementary Community Family at this event. 

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  • 4K REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR - 4K Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open.  Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023, to attend 4K. 
    Applications should be completed online at  Applications include a Birth Certificate, Immunization/Shot Record, Proof of Income/Medicaid, and Residency. 
    Visit the District website at to learn more about Aiken County's 4K program and to complete an online application. For more information, please email or call (803) 663-4202.

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  • Spring Pictures

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District Headlines

  • Block Scheduling

    New To The Block: Aiken County High Schools

    Aiken County’s high schools will join other high performing districts in the state with a transition to Block Scheduling beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. The shift follows several years of research, numerous requests from principals, and a number of recent presentations made by high school faculty and administration to the Board of Education.

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  •  Highland Springs Middle School

    Highland Springs Middle To Open In 2023-24 With Competitive Athletics And A Community-Selected Mascot

    As excitement builds for the opening of Aiken County Public Schools’ (ACPSD) newest campus, Highland Springs (HSMS) fans can be assured they’ll be cheering on HSMS student-athletes during the 2023-24 competitive athletic seasons in the name of a soon-to-be determined mascot.

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  •  Highland Springs Middle School Zoning Map

    Trustees Identify Highland Springs Student Zones Following Community Input

    School Board representatives identified the attendance lines for the District’s newest campus on March 7, 2023. “I am so pleased to see the ACPSD Board decision which unifies areas 2 and 3, Paige Day, Highland Springs Middle School’s (HSMS) Principal stated. “This decision will allow HSMS to move forward with competitive programming and to serve the needs of all of the families surrounding our school."

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  •  Job Shadow

    Aiken Works National Groundhog Job Shadow Day

    Aiken Works celebrated its 4th Annual National Groundhog Job Shadow Day earlier this month with a record 1,137 Aiken County Public School District students in grades 8-12 participating, the most ever for this event. Students spent the day shadowing professionals at 518 area businesses.

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  •  Coach Garrick

    Experienced Turn-Around Coach To Lead AHS Football Hornets

    Dwayne Garrick will soon lead a new team of student athletes as the recently-selected Head Football Coach of the Aiken High School Hornets. The highly-regarded coach with more than 200 wins over the last 23 years and a reputation for turning around programs throughout the state says he’s been interested in the potential at Aiken High (AHS) for some time now. “It’s a spot that I’ve always had my eye on,” Garrick explained. “It will take some work. But, with the type of players there and coaches already in place, the program can be very successful.”

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