South Carolina State Law requires all 7th Grade Students have the Tdap vaccine for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. This DHEC mandate protects students from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). 7th Grade students will be unable to attend school with proof of a Tdap vaccination. The final deadline for proof of vaccination is Friday, September 4th. Please call the main office at 803-644-4824 with any questions.
Summer Music Clinic
The LKCS and APAA Music Clinic will be held on July 20th – July 31st for interested LKCS and APAA students. The Music Department and School Administration will host this event. This two-week long clinic will be held from 10:00am-1pm. The clinic is FREE to all incoming 2015-2016 LKCS and APAA students. All students attending should bring their instruments daily.
Summer Dance Clinic
The LKCS and APAA Dance Clinic will be held on July 27th – July 31st for interested LKCS and APAA students. The APAA Dance Team and School Administration will host this event. This week long clinic will be divided into three sessions: Bumblebees, Butterflies and Swans. The clinic is FREE to all incoming 2015-2016 LKCS and APAA students. Students will learn a dance routine during their week at the dance clinic. They will also become comfortable with the Dance Classroom, dance moves, minimal terminology, procedures and Dance Team members. Please see session times in the chart below. Dance Team members are expected to assist with all Dance Clinic sessions.
9:00am - 10:00am
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
10:00am - 11:00am
6th, 7th and 8th Grade
11:00am - 12:00pm
2015-2016 Activities and Announcements
August 17th: Classes Begin!
August 25th: Joint Governing Body Meeting , Campus Auditorium at 6:00pm.
September 2nd: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30am.
September 7th: School Closed in Observance of Labor Day, No Classes.
September 17th: Interim Reports Issued.
September 22nd:Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Begins!
September 29th: Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6:00pm.
October 1st: Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Forms are Due!
October 7th: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30am; Krispy Kreme Order Pick Up!
October 9th: Grandparent's Day Program!
October 12th: Fall Picture Day!
October 16th: Teacher Workday, No Classes!
October 26th: Parent Conferences and Report Cards Issued, No Classes.
October 27th: Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6:00pm.
October 30th: LKCS Halloween Carnival!
November 3rd: Canned Food Drive Begins!
November 4th: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30am.
November 12th: Make Up Picture Day.
November 19th: "Thank You" Program, Campus Auditorium at 10:00am.
November 20th: Last Day of Canned Food Drive!
November 24th: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30am.
November 25th - 27th : Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes!
December 2nd: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30am.
December 11th: "A Grinch Christmas" Showcase, Campus Auditorium at 7:00pm: Tickets-$10.00
December 18th: Early Release , Dismissal at 11:30am.
December 22nd - January 4th: Winter Break, Campus Closed!
January 5th: Classes Resume.
January 14th: Annual School Talent Show, Campus Auditorium at 7:00pm; Tickets-$10.00
January 15th: Teacher Workday, No Classes! Campus Closed!!
January 18th: School Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Day, No Classes.
January 21st: Report Cards Issued.
January 26th: Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6:00pm.
February 3rd: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30am.
February 5th: LKCS & APAA Family Luncheon Day!
February 9th-12th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams On Sale
February 15th: School Closed in Observance of President's Day, No Classes! Campus Closed!!
February 18th: Interim, Reports Issued
February 19th: 5th Annual Jazz Night, Campus Auditorium at 7:00pm; Tickets-$10.00.
February 23rd: Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6:00pm.
March 2nd: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:30am.
March 4th: Teacher In-Service Day, No Classes!
March 4th: 2nd Annual "Evening of Jazz Benefit" Concert
March 8th : LKCS & APAA Fundraiser Begins
March 17th: Teacher Out of State Charter Training
March 18th: Teacher Workday, No Classes!
March 22nd: LKCS & APAA Fundraiser Orders Due
March 25th: Good Friday, No Classes! Campus Closed!!
March 29th: LKCS & APAA Report Cards Issued
March 29th: Joint Governing Body Meeting & 5th Annual "Artistically Sweet Experience",Campus Auditorium at 6:00pm
April 4th-8th: Spring Break! No Classes!! Campus Closed!!!
April 15th: APAA Spring Production, Campus Auditorium at 7pm. Tickets-$10.00
April 22nd: APAA Presents "One Stary Night" Prom, Campus Auditorium at 7:30pm-9:30pm
April 26th: LKCS & APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm.
May 3rd: Interim Reports Issued
May 27th: LKCS & APAA Family Fun and Field Day
May 30th: Memorial Day, No Classes! Campus Closed!!
May 31th-June 1st: Early Release at 11:30am
June 1st: LKCS Theatre Production at 9:30am, Campus Auditorium. Tickets-$2.00
June 1st: LKCS & APAA Awards Program, immediately following Production
June 1st: Last Day of School!!
June 1st: Graduation Rehearsal at 11:45am, Campus Auditorium. All Graduates and Junior Marshals must attend!
June 2nd: APAA 2016 Graduation, Campus Auditorium at 10:00am
CAMPUS TOURS AVAILABLE!!
PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY THE SCHOOL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
CALL 803-644-4824 FOR MORE INFORMATION
2015-2016 STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Our 2015-2016 Student Enrollment Campaign is in full swing. Enrollment applications for the current school year are available on this website; just click on the "Forms" tab. We are also promoting new incentives for returning families. Please read below for more information on enrollment incentives. Come Join Us!!
2015-2016 Enrollment Incentives
As part of our 2015-2016 Enrollment Campaign, the LKCS and APAA are offering incentives to our current families. The incentives are as follows:
*Any current family that brings a new student to the school for next year will receive a 50% discount on their child’s registration fee.
*If that same family brings two or more students to the school for next year, they will receive a 100% discount on their child’s registration fee.
*If the current family bringing in the new student has more than one child enrolled, they have the opportunity to recruit as many new students needed to wipe out their registration fees.
*Please note new students must remain enrolled through the 45th Day of school.Please contact the main office at (803) 644-4824 with any questions.
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.
A big change this year is school will dismiss at 2:36pm. We are providing two after-school options for our families. Please read the details below.
After-School Program - The After-School Program will operate on regular school days from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. 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 2:30pm – 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.
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
LKCS and APAA Commercial
S.C. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AWARDS & HONORS
CONGRATULATIONS TO LKCS FOR ITS 2013-2014 SCHOOL REPORT CARD, AND RECEIVING A PALMETTO SILVER AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO APAA FOR AN EXCELLENT RATING ON ITS 2012-2013 SCHOOL REPORT CARD, AND RECEIVING A PALMETTO GOLD AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO LKCS FOR MAKING AYP 2010-2011
CONGRATULATIONS TO APAA FOR AN EXCELLENT RATING ON ITS 2010-2011 SCHOOL REPORT CARD, AND RECEIVING A PALMETTO GOLD AWARD.
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