The Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) will conduct South Carolina Department of Education mandated End of Course (EOC) Testing on May 17th thru May 20th. Please note the following testing schedule by subject:
*May 17th - Algebra I
*May 18th - Biology I
*May 19th - U.S. History
*May 20th - English I
EOC Tests account for 20% of a student's final grade in these courses. It is critical all students report to school during that time and do their very best on the tests. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast before coming in to test each day. Please contact Mr. Pompey in the main office with any questions.
The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS) will conduct South Carolina Department of Education mandated PASS Testing on May 11th thru May 16th and May 23rd thru May 24th. All 4th thru 8th Grade students will take Social Studies and Science PASS tests. The tests will be administered in the Computer Lab on our student computers. A Student PASS Prep Video will be shown to participating LKCS students on Tuesday, May 3rd. All students taking PASS tests will have a PASS Practice Day in the Computer Lab on Tuesday, May 10th. It is critical all students report to school during that time and do their very best on the tests. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast before coming in to test each day. Please contact Mr. Pompey in the main office with any questions.
As you know, our LKCS students have worked very hard this year increase literacy, improve reading comprehension and demonstrate growth in Math. So we are planning a special Title I Incentive Field Trip to the EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, S.C. on Friday, May 27th. As always, LKCS students will have to earn an LKCS Buck to participate in the event. Teachers and the Administration will award an Easter LKCS Buck to student based on the following: 1) academic performance and effort, 2) attendance and 3) behavior. More details will be distributed to students to take home, so please stay tuned!
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
May 3rd: Interim Reports Issued
May 3rd: LKCS PASS Prep Student Video
May 4th - May 9th: Spring Benchmark Testing - SRI, Study Island, Coach EOC and AIMSweb Math
May 10th: LKCS PASS Practice Day, Campus Lab Rotation
May 10th - May 16th: LKCS PASS Social Studies and Science Testing, All 4th thru 8th Grade Students
May 16th - May 31st: LKCS Theatre Presents Rehearsals
May 17th: APAA EOC Test - Algebra I
May 18th: APAA EOC Test - Biology I
May 19th: APAA EOC Test - U.S. History
May 20th: APAA EOC Test - English I
May 23rd - May 24th: LKCS PASS Social Studies and Science Testing, All 4th thru 8th Grade Students
May 23rd - May 26th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exams
May 27th: LKCS Title I EdVenture Field Trip to Columbia, S.C.
May 27th: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day at 11:30am
May 30th: Memorial Day, No Classes! Campus Closed!!
May 31th-June 1st: Early Release Days at 11:30am
June 1st: LKCS Theatre Production at 9:30am, Campus Auditorium. Tickets-$2.00
June 1st: LKCS & APAA Awards Program at 10:30am, Campus Auditorium
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
AFTER SCHOOL OPTIONS
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.
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 Original Production "America's Group Sing Off"
LKCS and APAA Commercial
"You Can't Be Weak, And Be Charter"