November 25th: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
November 26th thru 28th: Thanksgiving Holiday!! Campus Closed!!
December 2nd thru 12th: LKCS Winter MAPS Testing
December 9th thru 11th: APAA "Christmas Around the World" Showcase Rehearsals
December 12th: APAA "Christmas Around the World" Showcase, Campus Auditorium at 7pm, Tickets • $10
December 15th thru 18th: LKCS and APAA Nine Week Exams!!
December 19th: LKCS Title I Incentive - Santa's List
December 22nd thru 31st: Christmas Holiday!! School Closed!!
January 1st thru 2nd: New Year's Holiday!! School Closed!!
January 6th thru 7th: LKCS and APAA "Getting Focused" Campaign
January 9th thru 14th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exams
January 13th: End of 2nd Nine-Week Period and Semester Period
January 13th thru 14th: LKCS and APAA Talent Show Rehearsals, Campus Auditorium, 3:30-5:00pm
January 15th: LKCS and APAA 4th Annual Talent Show, Campus Auditorium at 7pm, Tickets • $7
January 16th: Teacher Training and Workday! No Classes!!
January 19th: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday! No Classes!! Campus Closed!!
January 22nd: LKCS and APAA Report Cards Issued!!
January 27th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm, Come Join Us!!
February 4th: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
February 6th: LKCS and APAA Family Pizza Luncheon Day
February 11th: Operation Get Smart Program Speakers
February 13th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams!!
February 16th: President's Day Holiday!! No Classes!! Campus Closed!!
February 19th: LKCS and APAA Student Interim Reports Issued!!
February 17th thru 19th: Jazz Night Rehearsals, Campus Auditorium
February 20th: 4th Annual Jazz Night, Campus Auditorium at 7pm, Tickets • $10
February 24th: LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm, Come Join Us!!
March 4th: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
March 5th: CANCELLED - After School Program and Title I Tutoring Due to Out-of State Teacher Charter Training
March 6th: Teacher Training and Workday! No Classes!!
March 13th thru 19th: LKCS and APAA Nine Week Exams!!
March 20th: Teacher In-Service and Workday! No Classes!!
March 24th: End of 3rd Nine-Week Period
March 27th: LKCS and APAA Spring Picture Day!!
March 31st: LKCS and APAA Student Report Cards Issued!!
March 31st: 4th Annual Artistically Sweet Experience & LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting at 6pm
April 1st: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
April 3rd: Good Friday Holiday! Campus Closed!!
April 6th thru 10th: Spring Break Week!! Campus Closed!!
April 14th thru 16th: APAA Spring Showcase Rehearsals
April 17th: APAA Presents "The World of Oz Unraveled" Showcase, Campus Auditorium at 7pm, Tickets • $10
April 24th: APAA Presents "Casino Night" Prom, Campus Auditorium, 7:30-9:30pm
April 28th: Year End LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm, Come Join Us!!
May 5th: LKCS and APAA Student Interim Reports Issued!!
May 6th: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
May 22nd: LKCS and APAA Field and Family Fun Day, Early Release, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!
May 25th: Memorial Day Holiday!! Campus Closed!!
May 26th thru 29th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exams!!
May 28th thru June 2nd: LKCS Theatre Presents Rehearsals, Campus Auditorium
June 1st thru 2nd: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
June 3rd: LKCS Theatre Presents at 9:30am - Tickets • $2 LKCS and APAA Awards Program at 10:30am, Auditorium
June 3rd: Graduation Rehearsal at 11:45am, Campus Auditorium. All Graduates and Junior Marshals must attend!
June 4th: APAA 2015 Graduation Ceremony, Campus Auditorium at 10:00am
Thanksgiving School Bash – Title I Incentive
On Tuesday, November 25th, the LKCS will host a Thanksgiving School Bash for our students who earn a pumpkin ticket to enter. This is a Title I Incentive based on the following criteria: 1) focused participation in all academic classes 2) regular school attendance and 3) adherence to school culture and discipline policies.
Students were first informed about the Thanksgiving School Bash last week, so they have been working towards earning an LKCS Buck this week. Students will also have an opportunity to an LKCS Buck next week. LKCS Bucks are used to “purchase” a pumpkin ticket into the bash.
We will have a special visitor scheduled to speak with the students about the importance of being thankful and succeeding in school. The Administration has also planned to show the holiday animated film, Rise of the Guardians. Popcorn, cake and drinks will also be served to all participating students. Since this is an Early Release Day, the bash will end promptly at 11:30am.We are very excited to kick off our Thanksgiving Day Break with a Thanksgiving School Bash – Title I Incentive!
2014-2015 STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Our 2014-2015 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!!
CAMPUS TOURS AVAILABLE!!
PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY THE SCHOOL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
CALL 803-644-4824 FOR MORE INFORMATION
2014-2015 Enrollment Incentives
As part of our 2014-2015 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
APAA Original Production "Christmas in New York"
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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