• Welcome to the Department of Student Services 

    The Department of Student Services provides fundamental resources to support the individual needs of Aiken County students, families, and school personnel.  This team of professionals supports the ACPSD mission of empowering students to be future-ready, globally mindful, and productive citizens by providing a full range of services in the areas of attendance, health services, social work, counseling and career, homebound instruction, behavioral support, and military family support. The department works with families and educators to promote the success of all students by providing direct services with an emphasis on those who may be challenged with barriers to their learning or overall academic success. 

  • Core Beliefs

    • All students have dignity and worth.
    • All students are unique and should be treated as such.
    • All students should have access and the opportunity to realize their full potential, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or religion. 
    • Student services should be extended to diverse populations.


  • Goals

    • To successfully conduct all the administrative support functions necessary to support the needs of all students, the schools, the District, the community, the state, federal and other external education entities
    • To develop and operate a successful program which will attract and retain students in order to serve students' needs and the District,d for adequate enrollment
    • To increase graduation rates while assisting students in becoming career, college, and citizenship ready 
    • To provide a variety of personalized learning opportunities that meet the diverse needs of students in the District

Contact Us

  • Aiken County Public Schools
    Department of Student Services     
    1000 Brookhaven Drive
    Aiken, SC  29803

    Carl White, Ed. S. 
    Director of Student Services
    (803) 641-2428 

    Tyral Braxton
    District Hearing Officer
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 10005

    Larry Dunn
    District Hearing Officer
    (803) 641-2428 

    Melissa Johnson, Ed. D. 
    Medical Homebound/Home School
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 12757  

    Monica Mazzell
    Nursing Services
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 12417  

    Vicki Miller-McCarthy
    Coordinator of Social Services/ McKinney Vento Liaison
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 12654
    (803) 335-7052 (cell)  

    Larry Millstead
    Aiken Works
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 12731

    Sondra Thomas
    Military Liaison
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 12766

    Julie Waugh
    Attendence Supervisor
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 12480

    Sharon Worley, Ed. S.
    Coordinator for Counseling & Career Services
    (803) 641-2428 Ext. 12651