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

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!! Click the FORMS tab!!!

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.


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.

LKCS and APAA Open House

The LKCS and APAA Open House will be held on Friday, August 17th from 9:00am-5:00pm. Come register your student, meet the Teachers and Staff, tour our campus located at 130 Avery Lane Aiken, SC 29801, and/or pick up student schedules and textbooks. If you can't join us on Friday, August 17th; please call the Main Office at 803-644-4824 to arrange a more convenient time for your family. We look forward to seeing you at Open House!!
 
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 


August 17th: LKCS and APAA Open House from 9am-5pm
August 20th: 1st Day of School
August 28th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting @ 6pm in the Campus Auditorium
September 3rd: Labor Day! School Closed!!
September 11th: LKCS and APAA Fall Picture Day! Senior Cap & Gown Day!!
September 20th: Interim Reports Issued
September 25th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting @ 6pm in the Campus Auditorium
September 26th: Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
September 27th: LKCS Academic Competition: ELA 1:30-3:00pm in the Campus Auditorium
October 15th: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
October 16th: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
October 17th: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
October 18th: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
October 19th: Grandparent's Day Program @ 10:30am. Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
October 22nd: Teacher Work Day and Staff Development. No Classes!! LKCS and APAA Parent Conferences
October 24th: Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
October 25th: End of 1st Nine Weeks. 
October 26th: LKCS Academic Competition: Math 1:30-3:00pm in the Campus Auditorium
October 30th: Report Cards Issued. LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting @ 6pm in the Campus Auditorium
October 31st: APAA Service Project & Title I Incentive LKCS Halloween Carnival
November 1st: Community Service Partnership Canned Food Drive
November 6th: Election Day! No Classes!!
November 16th: Last Day of Canned Food Drive! Please Remember Your Donations!!
November 20th: Title I Incentive LKCS Thanksgiving Affair. Early Release Day!! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @ 11:30am
November 21st: Thanksgiving Holiday! School Closed!!
November 22nd: Thanksgiving Holiday! School Closed!!
November 23rd: Thanksgiving Holiday! School Closed!!
November 29th: LKCS and APAA Interim Reports Issued. 
November 30th: LKCS Academic Competition: Science 1:30-3:00pm in the Campus Auditorium.
December 4th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exam Review
December 5th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exam Review
December 6th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exam Review
December 7th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exam Review
December 10th: APAA "A Frosty Christmas" Play Rehearsal
December 11th: APAA "A Frosty Christmas" Play Rehearsal
December 12th: APAA "A Frosty Christmas" Play Rehearsal
December 13th: APAA "A Frosty Christmas" Play Rehearsal
December 14th: APAA "A Frosty Christmas" Play Rehearsal. The Show Begins @ 7pm in the Campus Auditorium
December 18th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exams
December 19th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exams
December 20th: Title I LKCS Incentive "Santa's List." Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @ 11:30am
December 21st-January 3rd: Winter Break! School Closed!!
January 4th: Teachers Return! Teacher Workday!
January 7th: Student Return From Winter Break!
January 15th: Talent Show Rehearsal 3:30pm-5:00pm
January 16th: End of 1st Semester. Talent Show Rehearsal 3:30pm-5:00pm
January 17th: Talent Show Rehearsal 3:30pm-5:00pm. 8th Annual School Talent Show @ 7pm Campus Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
January 18th: District Professional Development Day! No Classes!!
January 21st: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday! School Closed!!
January 23rd: Early Release Day!! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @ 11:30am
January 24th: Report Cards Issued!
January 29th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting @ 6pm in the Campus Auditorium
January 31st: LKCS Academic Competition: Social Studies 1:30-3:00pm in the Campus Auditorium
February 1st: LKCS and APAA Family Luncheon Day. LKCS: 11:30-12:00pm. APAA: 12:00-12:30pm.
February 7th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 8th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 11th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 12th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 13th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 14th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams on Sale!!
February 15th: Jazz Night ALL Day Rehearsals. 8th Annual Jazz Night @ 7pm in the Campus Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
February 18th: President's Day! School Closed!!
February 21st: Interim Reports Issued. LKCS Academic Competition: ELA 1:30-3:00pm in the Campus Auditorium
February 26th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting @ 6pm in the Campus Auditorium
February 27th: Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
March 19th: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
March 20th: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
March 21st: LKCS and APAA Nine Weeks Exams
March 22nd: Teacher Workday and Staff Development. No Classes!!
March 26th: End of 3rd Nine Weeks! LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting & 8th Annual "Artistically Sweet Experience" @ 6pm in the Campus Auditorium
March 27th: Early Release Day!! LKCS and APAA Student Dismissal @ 11:30am
March 28th: LKCS Academic Competition: Math 1:30-3:00pm in the Campus Auditorium
April 1st: APAA Day Rehearsal "Scooby Doo and the Gang Save School"
April 2nd: APAA Day Rehearsal "Scooby Doo and the Gang Save School"
April 3rd: APAA Day Rehearsal "Scooby Doo and the Gang Save School"
April 4th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Scooby Doo and the Gang Save School"
April 5th: APAA Day Rehearsal "Scooby Doo and the Gang Save School" and APAA Production @ 7pm in the Campus Auditorium
April 8th-April 12th: SPRING BREAK!! Campus Closed!
April 18th: Early Release Day! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @ 11:30am
April 19th: Good Friday Holiday!! Campus Closed!
April 23rd: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting @ 6pm in the Campus Auditorium
April 25th: LKCS Academic Competition: Science 1:30pm-3:00pm in the Campus Auditorium
April 26th: APAA Presents "Enchanted Forest" Prom 7:30pm-9:30pm in the Campus Auditorium
May 7th: Interim Reports Issued
May 22nd: LKCS & APAA Exams. Senior Semester Exams
May 23rd: LKCS & APAA Exams. Senior Semester Exams
May 24th: LKCS & APAA Exams. Senior Semester Exams
May 27th: Memorial Day!! Campus Closed!
May 28th: LKCS & APAA Exams. Senior Semester Exams
May29th: LKCS & APAA Exams. Senior Semester Exams
May 30th: LKCS & APAA Exams. Senior Semester Exams
May 31st: Senior's Last Day!! Family Field & Fun Day @ 8:15am-10:00am. LKCS Performances & LKCS/APAA Awards Day Program in the Campus Auditorium @ 10:00am-11:30am. Early Release Day!! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @11:30am
June 3rd: APAA Semester Exams. Half Day! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @11:30am
June 4th: APAA Semester Exams. Half Day! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @11:
June 5th: APAA Semester Exams. Half Day! LKCS and APAA Dismissal @11:
June 6th: Last Day of School!! Graduation Ceremony in the Campus Auditorium @ 10:00am
June 7th: 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!!! 

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

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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