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.
022321 Aiken County Board of Education Regular Meeting
DISTRICT MOVING TO FIVE-DAY INSTRUCTION ON MONDAY, MARCH 1, AT ALL INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS - Aiken County Public Schools will move to five-day instruction at all instructional levels beginning Monday, March 1, 2021.
This change in instructional model does not affect students who are currently enrolled in the District's all-virtual instructional model AIKEN iNNOVATE.
Superintendent Laurence met with Aiken County stakeholders in recent weeks and consulted with many educational leaders from across South Carolina while collecting data from a wide range of sources in making the decision to return to five-day instruction.
Moving to five-day instruction March 1 will place added importance on school and community cooperation. Students and staff members who exhibit symptoms must remain at home, and parents are encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms prior to each school day.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK FEBRUARY 22-26, 2021 - This week we celebrate Public Schools Week when administrators, educators, students, parents, and school board members all over the country advocate by showing the strength and potential of public education.As the emerging premier school district, the mission of Aiken County Public Schools is to cultivate future-ready students to serve our evolving community and world through an innovative, literacy-focused school system distinguished by rigorous, personalized learning opportunities, highly effective, service-driven professionals, and mutually beneficial partnerships.ACPSD is #PublicSchoolProud!
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A STUDENT TRANSFER REQUEST FORM IS FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021 - The District's student transfer request period for the 2021-22 school year opened Tuesday, February 16, 2021, and will close Friday, March 26, 2021. Please click on the words SCHOOL CHOICE for additional information. Click on the words TRANSFER REQUEST FORM to access a copy of the student transfer request form.
As a reminder, schools that are at capacity will not be available for transfer. If you have any questions about the process, please call 803-641-2420 or email email@example.com.
Key dates to remember:
February 16, 2021 - Choice/transfer information and applications made available on the district website.
February 16 – March 26, 2021 - Choice/transfer applications will be accepted by mail, email, or hand delivery.
March 26, 2021 - Choice/transfer application deadline.
April 14, 2021 - Parents who submitted applications by the deadline will be notified of their choice/transfer application status.
April 30, 2021 - Deadline for appealing transfer decisions to the Area Advisory Council.
2021-22 AIKEN iNNOVATE OPEN ENROLLMENT CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 1, 2021 - Open enrollment for AIKEN iNNOVATE, the school district’s full-time virtual program, for students who will be in grades 6-12 for the 2021-22 school year, is underway.
This period of open enrollment is part of the planning process for a normalized school year with a much-reduced threat from Covid-19 and one free of the pandemic-related protocols we currently have in place for the 2020-21 school year.
The District believes that face-to-face instruction is best for our earliest learners. This is why a full-time virtual program will not be offered for Kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2021-22 school year under pandemic-free circumstances.
If it is determined by early summer that a significant Covid-19 threat remains and pandemic protocols will be utilized for the 2021-22 school year, AIKEN iNNOVATE enrollment would then be opened to elementary students.
We hope this information helps you better understand our planning process for AIKEN iNNOVATE in the 2021-22 school year.
Registration for AIKEN iNNOVATE opened Friday, February 5, 2021, and will continue until Monday, March, 1, 2021, through the District’s online Parent Portal.
To register, students must be enrolled in Aiken County Public Schools, and parents must have a Parent Portal account. The enrollment form is located under the FORMS tab on the left side of the Parent Portal home page.
This registration period is for those who are certain they wish to participate in full-time virtual programming, and staffing will be determined by the number of enrollments during this registration period. Parents who do not have a Parent Portal account should contact their home school.
Remember, this information is based on the pandemic no longer being a serious concern when school begins in the fall. If during the summer it becomes apparent that schools will possibly operate on an altered schedule or with pandemic protocols in place, and/or if vaccines are not widely available for all age groups, registration will re-open for parents to select virtual programming.
To access the 2021-22 AIKEN iNNOVATE Course Listings, please click on LINK TO Ai COURSE LISTINGS.
ONLINE ATHLETICS TICKET SALES 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 MONITORS AND DRIVERS - Aiken County Public Schools is looking for responsible and reliable individuals to join our exciting One Team as new bus monitors and bus drivers. We offer free training and licensing so no experience is necessary. Anyone who may be interested in serving as a new bus monitor or bus driver is encouraged to contact Patrick Ott by phone at (803) 641-2428 or by email at email@example.com. Join our One Team family today!
Students and staff who exhibit symptoms must remain at home, and parents are encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms prior to each school day.
Aiken Scholars Academy, UofSC Aiken Launch Facility Project for Permanent ‘Home of the Phoenix’ for 2021-22
Applications for the incoming 2021-22 freshman Aiken Scholars Academy student cohort are live online through March 1st.
Correctly spelling the words “kernel” and “frivolous” consecutively, Liam King was crowned as the 2021 Aiken County Scripps Spelling Bee champion.
District Celebrates School Board Appreciation Month; Board Members Presented with Original Pieces of Student Art
Each January the South Carolina School Boards Association celebrates School Board Recognition Month with school districts across the Palmetto State.
Ms. Kenner spent more than 50 years teaching students at what was then Martha Schofield High School and Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, among others.
National signing day is marked around the country each year with high school seniors signing letters of intent to play college athletics. Of the eight South Aiken student-athletes, five were football players and there was one athlete each from baseball, women’s soccer and wrestling.
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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6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
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6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
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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!