Welcome to Attendance
Aiken County Public Schools Attendance Policy
All parents or guardians shall require their children or wards to attend regularly a public or private school or kindergarten of this State which has been approved by the State Board of Education, a member school of the South Carolina Independent Schools’ Association, a member school of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, or some similar organization, or a parochial, denominational, or church-related school, or other programs which have been approved by the State Board of Education from the school year in which the child or ward is five years of age on or before September first until child or ward attains his seventeenth birthday or graduates from high school.
How important is attendance?
Students are most likely to succeed academically when they attend school regularly and receive consistent one-to-one instruction. Teachers are best able to provide students who attend school regularly with a high-quality education through the application of their unique talents and individual gifts. The most efficient transfer of skills and knowledge from teachers to their classes could be impacted if students are frequently absent.