7th Annual Jazz Night

On Friday, March 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!


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 

March 16th: 7th Annual Jazz Night @ 7pm- Campus Auditorium- Tickets are $5.00.
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.

IGNITE Community Outreach Program

The charter schools have been approached to allow the IGNITE Program to volunteer and work with our students. This program is currently being held at Pine Middle School and we are excited they thought of us.

The IGNITE Program is comprised of church volunteers who provide a pancake breakfast and bible study for students. This is a voluntary program geared for families that wish to participate. This program will be held every Friday of the month. All volunteers have had SLED background checks and fingerprinting. 

The first IGNITE Breakfast will be held Friday, February 23rd in the campus Auditorium at 6:30am, before morning assembly. If you would like your student to participate, please plan to drop them off early. This new activity is a part of our ongoing Title I and Priority School efforts to increase community outreach and involvement.

If you have any questions, please contact the main office. We are very excited and hope your child will come join us!!

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

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!!





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.

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

APAA Choir Rehearsal

Morning Assembly With Ms. Kennedy

"What Do You Love About The School?"

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APAA Winter Production 2017 "The Christmas Present"

LKCS and APAA Commercials

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 APAA Original Production "America's Group Sing Off"


"You Can't Be Weak, And Be Charter" 

~K. Lloyd-Kennedy

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