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It's official! We have moved to our new District website, now located at acpsd.net. Please take a moment to visit and explore our new online home for updated information on all items related to Aiken County Public Schools.
 
As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
 
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net!  

PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

Aiken County Public Schools: Building for a Better Tomorrow, One Child at a Time

PURPOSE:
 
The mission of the Aiken County Public School District is to create in students a passion for learning and achievement that will serve them as they compete and contribute in a global society.
 
An Area of Special Academic Emphasis: Reading achievement at all grade levels (K-12), with special emphasis on direct reading instruction in grades K-3.
 
Literacy Vision: Aiken County Public Schools demonstrates an unwavering commitment of the educational community to embrace their responsibility for ensuring that each student at any level becomes a successful reader and writer.

Fundamental Values

The Aiken County Public School District will be known for

• Safe learning environments where every student has the opportunity to achieve developmental outcomes at the highest potential,
• Highly qualified educators and competent support persons who can orchestrate and facilitate exceptional learning outcomes at every level and who continue to grow personally and professionally throughout their careers,
• Facilities that nurture effective learning practices for all students,
• A transportation system that is safe, efficient, and accessible to all students,
• Appropriate use of technology to further learning and to make information management more productive, and,
• An organizational culture that encourages integrity, collegiality, high expectations for student success, student, parental and community engagement, and continuous improvement.

 
 
  DIRECTION:  
 
Careful study of the various data available and a focus on the district's purpose have led to the development of four principle goals:

Goal 1: Student Achievement
By spring 2019, Aiken County students will demonstrate academic proficiency by meeting the following targets:

• SCPASS - The percentage of students meeting standard by grade level and subject area will increase 2% annually or be at or above the State mean.
• HSAP - The percentage of students passing both subtests will increase by .5% annually or be at or above the State mean.
• SAT- The mean total score for Aiken County students will increase by 5 points annually or be at or above the State mean.
• ACT- The mean total score for Aiken County students will increase by .1% annually or be at or above the State mean.
• AP Exams - Of the Aiken County students taking AP exams, 55% will score 3 or above.
• EOC – The passage rate of students taking End-of-Course tests will increase by 2% annually or be at or above the State mean.
• Workkeys – The percentage of students scoring at the Gold or Platinum level will increase by 2% annually. The number of students participating in Workkeys will increase by 10% annually.

Goal 2: Student Achievement
By spring of 2019, the on-time graduation rate for our students will be at least 86.6% or will meet or exceed the State mean as indicated by the District Report Card.

Goal 3: Teacher/Leadership Quality
By spring 2019, 100% of the schools in the Aiken County School Public School District will have classes taught by highly qualified teachers as defined by State public and charter school laws.

Goal 4: School Climate
By spring of 2019, 90% of the district’s stakeholders will indicate satisfaction with the learning environment, social and physical environment, and school-home relations at each of our schools as measured by agree and strongly agree responses on the Spring District Stakeholder Survey.

The implementation of the strategies and activities contained within the document are designed to lead to the realization of these goals.