You Serve Our Country, Let Us Serve You and Your Family
"We know military families have unique needs, and we are committed to meeting those needs and exceeding your expectations." -Sean Alford, Ph.D., Aiken County Public Schools Superintendent
Aiken County Public Schools, located just 16 miles from Fort Gordon across the Savannah River in beautiful South Carolina, is the district of choice for military-connected families. For additional information on our highly-rated public schools and to find out more about the benefits of living in South Carolina, please click on the words "Military Friendly."
Our Service To You
Assign a student ambassador to your child to make them feel welcome and help them learn about their new school.
Get your child enrolled in classes as soon as possible. Bring us your transcripts before the official ones arrive to get your child enrolled quickly in the classes they need.
Work to see that your child gets credits transferred so they don't need to re-take classes.
Work to get your child enrolled in extracurricular activities, even if the period has passed to join, in order for them to develop a sense of belonging at their new school.
Honor the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children (the Compact).
Assign your family a personal contact at the school to support with transition and ongoing success.
ACPSD is the first to be designated as a South Carolina Purple Star School District! This designation recognizes a significant commitment to supporting Military families and students of those who serve.
BENEFITS OF PURPLE STAR SCHOOLS INCLUDE:
*Dedicated Liaison *Student Ambassador
*School Training *Education Planning
*Military Family School Website *Extracurricular Activites