2018-2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT!!!
Lloyd Kennedy Charter School & Aiken Performing Arts Academy


The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS) and Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) are public charter schools located on a picturesque campus at 130 Avery Lane in beautiful Aiken, S.C.                                                                            

Your child will take part in the following:

·         Smaller Class Sizes

·         Technology Integrated Classrooms

·         Certified Teachers

·         Performing and Visual Arts Classes

·         A Nurturing Learning Environment

·         Tuition Free Education on a Private Campus

The LKCS emphasizes individual learning for the visual, auditory, or psychomotor learners. We also specialize in educating students who are academically, personally and/or socially at risk. 

The APAA provides a strong academic base by offering college prep and advanced placement courses.  We also incorporate Dance, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts classes into our daily curriculum.

Please visit our website to learn more about activities and events at: http://aikenperformingartsacademy.yolasite.com/

Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year begins in April 2018. Tours are available by calling (803) 644-4824. Come Join Us!!

2018-2019 Student Enrollment Applications Forms

New families please print, complete and submit the New Student Checklist (See Forms Tab) and the required documentation to get started with the enrollment process. This will make the enrollment process easier. Thank you.





After-School ProgramThe After-School Program will operate on regular school days from 3:15pm – 5:00pm. Students will receive a snack, have Title I Tutoring homework time, and play board games or watch videos until pick-up time for a weekly charge of $10.00. As always, the Administration will work with families who require assistance with after-school program fees.

Specialized Title I Tutoring Program - The Specialized Title I Tutoring Program will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of regularly scheduled school days from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. These dates are in accordance with teachers' personal schedules. Specialized tutoring is driven by teacher recommendations and parental requests, so please check with your child’s teacher for availability. The Specialized Title I Tutoring program is a free service.

Come Join the Celebration!!!
Lloyd Kennedy Charter School and Aiken Performing Arts Academy Present
Title I Incentive LKCS Student Performances & LKCS & APAA Awards Program
When: Friday, June 1st from 10:00am-11:30am
Where: Campus Auditorium
Lunch Will Be Provided



                             Title I Incentive Family Field & Fun Day 2018

Where: Campus Outdoor Fields and Auditorium
When: Friday, June 1st @ 8:15am-10:00am

Our LKCS and APAA parents/guardians are invited to come join us for the annual Field and Family Day. This is an Early Release Day, so field day games will begin promptly at 8:15am and end by 10:00am. Music will be set up outside on the breezeway and there will be a water station open the entire morning. Students are asked to dress in their PE attire. Uniforms are not necessary for Field Day. We are very excited about this upcoming event. Come Join Us!!!

                                           LKCS Spring Dance 2018

WHERE: Campus Auditorium
WHEN: June 1st, 2018 @ 6:00pm- 8:00pm
PRICE: $2.00 at the door

In order to participate in the Spring Dance, students must come to school regularly, have no discipline from Monday, May 7th- Friday, May 31st, and demonstrate their best work on SC READY and SC PASS testing during the next two weeks. Chips, soda, water and candy will be available to purchase.


We are very excited about these upcoming events. This year's school-wide focus will incorporate a World Class Education Initiative, School Culture, Speakers and Events.

2017-2018 Activities and Announcements 

May 21st: EOC Make-up Day 
May 22nd: APAA EOC Algebra I
May 23rd: APAA US History
May 28th: Memorial Day! School Closed!!
May 29th: LKCS & Senior Semester Exams
May 30th: LKCS & Senior Semester Exams and APAA Field Trip to the SC State Museum
May 31st: LKCS & Senior Semester Exams
June 1st: Senior's Last Day!  LKCS and APAA Field & Family Fun Day at 8:15am-10:00am. LKCS Performances and LKCS and APAA Awards Program @ 10:00-11:30am. APAA and LKCS Student Dismissal @ 11:30am. LKCS Spring Dance in the Campus Auditorium at 6:00pm-8:00pm.
June 4th: APAA Semester Exams. Half Day! LKCS and APAA Early Dismissal @ 11:30am. LKCS Trolley Tour.
June 5th: APAA Semester Exams. Half Day! LKCS and APAA Early Dismissal @ 11:30am. LKCS Trolley Tour.
June 6th: APAA Semester Exams. Half Day! LKCS and APAA Early Dismissal @ 11:30am. LKCS Trolley Tour. Graduation Rehearsals @ 11:45am. ALL graduates must attend rehearsals.
June 7th: Graduation Ceremony @ 10:00am in the Campus Auditorium
June 8th: Teacher Workday and In-Service Day

Please review our "Daily Announcements" Section regularly for new postings on speakers and events.


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Visit our LKCS & APAA Governing Body Tab above to view minutes from our last meeting!!! 

In 2009 Aiken Standard published an article that retracts the ranking of several South Carolina schools, including the Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS).  Please see article and web path below.


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Charter Schools and Sports Teams

According to A164, R188, H3241(Section 6) of the South Carolina Charter School Law, charter school students are eligible to participate in any extracurricular activities, including sports teams, offered at their resident traditional school they are zoned to attend. Please read the legislation listed below.

(3)(a)    A charter school is eligible for federally sponsored, state-sponsored or district-sponsored interscholastic leagues, competitions, awards, scholarships, grants, and recognition programs for students, educators, administrators, staff, and schools to the same extent as all other public schools.

(b)    A charter school student is eligible to compete for, and if selected, participate in any extracurricular activities not offered by the student's charter school which are offered at the resident public school he would otherwise attend. A charter school student is eligible to compete for, and if selected, participate in an activity governed by the South Carolina High School League offered at the resident public school he would otherwise attend if the league-governed activity is not offered at the student's charter school.

(c)    A charter school student is eligible for extracurricular activities at the student's resident public school consistent with eligibility standards as applied to full-time students of the resident public school.

(d)    A school district or resident public school may not impose additional requirements on a charter school student to participate in extracurricular activities that are not imposed on full-time students of the resident public school.

(e)    Charter school students shall pay the same fees as other students to participate in extracurricular activities.

(f)    Charter school students shall be eligible for the same fee waivers for which other students are eligible.

 College Exploration, Career Search, Scholarship Information & Financial Aid

APAA Students, please visit the following websites:









College Admission Tests:

SAT (collegeboard.com) - The SAT is a more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal skills. Areas Tested: Critical Reasoning, Math and Writing

ACT (act.org) - The ACT is an achievement test measuring what a student has learned in school. Areas Tested: English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing

Check Out Our New LKCS and APAA Commercial

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APAA Choir Rehearsal

"What Do You Love About The School?"

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APAA Winter Production 2017 "The Christmas Present"
APAA Spring Production 2018
"Snow & White Meet the Seven Dwarfs"
LKCS and APAA Commercials

 APAA Original Production "America's Group Sing Off"


"You Can't Be Weak, And Be Charter" 

~K. Lloyd-Kennedy

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