Thursday Inclement Weather Delay

The LKCS and APAA campus will open on a delay Thursday, January 18th, due to continued inclement weather and freezing temperatures. As a safety precaution for our students, families and employees; staff will report to campus at 10:30am and students will report to campus at 11:00am. We encourage parents/guardians to use personal discretion when traveling on icy roadways, as the District does not provide buses for charter school students. Please note, absent students will be excused. We want you to be safe!! Watch your local news station and/or call the main office at (803) 644-4824 for the latest updates.

Lloyd Kennedy Charter School & Aiken Performing Arts Academy

 Presents Our

 6th Annual School Talent Show

 January 26, 2018 at  7:00pm

 

Campus Auditorium · Tickets $5.00 · 3yr & Under Enter Free


Students who would like to participate in the Talent Show are asked to sign up in the main office. Talent Show rehearsals will be held in the campus auditorium on January 22nd, 23th, and 25th from 3:00-5:00pm. Students are required to bring their props and music to rehearsals. Performances are limited to a maximum of 3 minutes. All music for performances must be presented on a cd or jump drive (Audio Equipment Is Not Equipped for MAC) and already cut down to 3 minutes or less. Please call the main office at 803-644-4824 with any questions.


Valentine’s Day Candy-Grams

Beginning Tuesday, February 9th LKCS and APAA students, parents and friends may purchase Valentine’s Day Candy-Grams. Remember special words of encouragement and love will brighten your child’s day. Please contact the main office with your special Valentine’s Day message. We will deliver the candy-grams through-out the day on Wednesday, February 14th. Each candy-gram costs .50€. Happy Valentine’s Day!!
 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 

January 18th: End of 1st Semester
January 19th: Teacher Work Day/Staff Development. NO CLASSES!
January 24th: Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
January 25th: Report Cards Issued!
January 26th: 7th Annual School Talent Show @ 7:00pm- Campus Auditorium- Tickets $5.00
January 30th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting: 6pm Campus Auditorium
February 2nd: LKCS and APAA Family Luncheon Day
February 7th: Operation Get Smart Program: 1pm-2:30pm
February 8th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 9th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 12th: 7th Annual Jazz Night Rehearsals. Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 13th: 7th Annual Jazz Night Rehearsals. Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 14th: 7th Annual Jazz Night Rehearsals. Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 15th: 7th Annual Jazz Night Rehearsals.
February 16th: 7th Annual Jazz Night!! Campus Auditorium @ 7pm -Tickets $5.00
February 19th: President's Day! School Closed! NO CLASSES!
February 22nd: LKCS and APAA Interim Reports Issued
February 27th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting: 6pm Campus Auditorium
February 28th: Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
March 6th: LKCS and APAA Fundraiser Begins!
March 13th: LKCS (3rd-5th Grade) Field Trip at the Etherredge Center! "The Jazz Kidz Bop Concert!" from 10am-11:00am
March 14th: LKCS (6th-8th Grade) Field Trip at the Etherredge Center! "The Young People's Concert!" from 10:30am-11:30am
March 20th: LKCS and APAA Fundraiser Orders Due!
March 21st: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
March 22nd: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
March 23rd: Teacher Work Day/Staff Development. NO CLASSES!
March 27th: End of 3rd Nine Weeks Period. LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting & 7th Annual "Artistically Sweet Experience" 6pm Campus Auditorium
March 28th: Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
March 29th: LKCS and APAA Report Cards Issued!
March 30th: Good Friday Holiday! School Closed! NO CLASSES!
April 2nd-6th: Spring Break!!!
April 13th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Snow & White's Seven Dwarfs"
April 16th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Snow & White's Seven Dwarfs"
April 17th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Snow & White's Seven Dwarfs"
April 18th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Snow & White's Seven Dwarfs"
April 19th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Snow & White's Seven Dwarfs"
April 20th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Snow & White's Seven Dwarfs" and "Snow White's Seven Dwarfs" Production- Campus Auditorium at 7pm- Tickets $5.00
April 24th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting: 6pm Campus Auditorium
April 27th: APAA Presents "Night on the Red Carpet" Prom! 7:30-9:30pm Campus Auditorium

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

7th Annual Jazz Night

On Thursday, February 16th the APAA will host our 7th Annual Jazz Night in the Campus Auditorium at 7:00pm. This year’s theme is “A Night Of Gospel”. Students will sample various types of songs within the genre including the following: Hymns, Gospel Blues, Christian Country, Urban Contemporary Gospel, and Down Home Gospel.

Tickets are $5.00 per person and children three years old and younger enter for free. Attendees will pay at the door.

We are preparing a very special night of music, so please spread the word and plan to attend. Our Music Department is working hard to make this a fabulous event!


 

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

CAMPUS TOURS AVAILABLE!!

PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY THE SCHOOL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

CALL 803-644-4824 FOR MORE INFORMATION

AFTER SCHOOL OPTIONS

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.

AIKEN STANDARD RETRACTION ARTICLE
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.

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20090314/AIK0101/303149997

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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:

www.collegetoolkit.com

www.sccango.org

fastweb.com

collegeboard.com

act.com

fafsa.ed.org

collegeview.com

sctechsystem.com


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

APAA Winter Production 2017 "The Christmas Present"

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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