August Governing Body Meeting & LKCS Title I Annual Meeting

 The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS) and Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) will hold our joint Governing Body Meetings on Tuesday, August 25th in the campus auditorium at 6:00pm. The membership will be asked to nominate and vote on Executive Board seats. The LKCS Title I Annual meeting will also be incorporated into the agenda. We hope to see you there!!!

Early Release Day

The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS) and Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) have a scheduled Early Release Day on Wednesday, September 2nd. The students for both schools will dismiss at 11:30am, as Teachers and Staff will promptly participate in staff development activities after student dismissal. The LKCS After School Program and After School Tutoring will not be held on Early Release Days. Please plan to pick up your child(ren) at 11:30am. Contact the main office at 803-644-4824 with any questions.

Happy Labor Day!!!

The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS) and Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) will observe Labor Day on Monday, September 7th. The campus will be closed. Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day!!
7th Grade DHEC Immunization 15-16 Requirements

 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 without 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.

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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.


2015-2016 Activities and Announcements


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

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

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CAMPUS TOURS AVAILABLE!!

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

CALL 803-644-4824 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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.

AFTER SCHOOL OPTIONS

After-School ProgramThe 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:

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

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APAA Original Production "The Land of Oz Unraveled"
APAA Original Production "Christmas Around The World"

 

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