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Lloyd Kennedy Charter School and  Aiken Performing Arts Academy Website

Thank you for stopping by our website! The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS) and Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) are committed to the school of choice concept. We are a FREE public charter school located on a picturesque campus in Aiken County, South Carolina. We would love for you to come join us!!
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2018-2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT!!!
Lloyd Kennedy Charter School & Aiken Performing Arts Academy
We Enroll New Students Year-Round

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

APAA Presents, A Frosty Christmas!
When: Friday, December 14th @ 7:00pm
Where: Campus Auditorium
Tickets are available at the door for $5.00
2018-2019 Activities and Announcements
December 2018
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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
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After-School Program
The 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 in the afternoons. Specialized Tutoring days and times are in accordance with Teachers' personal schedules. Please check with your child’s teacher for a tutoring schedule. This is a Free Service!

Our Charter Schools are all about family. On the last Tuesday of each month, we hold Governing Body meetings at 6:00pm in the campus Auditorium. Dinner is served as a part of our Title I Incentive Program. In addition to sharing upcoming events, the meeting is used as a format for student performances, parent/guardian input, and opportunities for Teachers and families to interact. Click on the Governing Body Tab to review meeting minutes. Please join us for our Governing Body Meetings!

 

College Exploration
Career Search
Scholarships
Financial Aid
The Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) is committed to helping our Graduates further their education and career opportunities. Graduates are encouraged to visit the links listed below:
www.collegetoolkit.com

www.sccango.org

fastweb.com

collegeboard.com

act.com

fafsa.ed.org

collegeview.com

sctechsystem.com
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http://aikenperformingartsacademy.yolasite.com/

 

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.