Welcome to ACPS on the Web
Elizabeth Everitt, Ph.D
Aiken County is South Carolina’s fifth largest public school district educating a diverse population of nearly 25,000 students in 20 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 7 high schools. Other options include 3 charter schools, a career and technology center, a parenting center, an alternative school and adult education program.
Our award winning schools provide a wide range of academic programs, from extensive Advanced Placement offerings to on-line remediation courses. Even before they graduate, students can earn college credit at USCA. Starting early, we provide strong and effective programs to help our students become great readers and writers. Science, technology , engineering and math opportunities are found through out the schools. Some of the programs include Synergistic (STEM) labs, the Pre-engineering Academy with Aiken Technical College, Project Lead the Way engineering classes, personal computer initiatives, and career pathway experiences at high schools and the Career Center.
The arts remain strong in Aiken County schools, with music, visual art and drama. In its third year, East Aiken School of the Arts offers an elementary curriculum that is infused with the arts. As a magnet school, students are welcome to attend from anywhere in the county.
This year, all schools will be implementing Common Core State Standards. These rigorous academic standards will prepare our students for the work force and for college.
Teachers will continue to receive professional development to help students reach these challenging and important standards.
There is something available at every school to spark new interests and develop new skills. In addition to academics, our many athletic and extracurricular programs keep students active and engaged. Through service learning projects and clubs, our students give back to the community.
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