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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!
Certification & Certificate Renewal†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -Return to HR main-

Highly Qualified & Certification

Individuals employed in positions requiring South Carolina Certification are responsible for ensuring their certificates are valid.† In addition, all teachers who provide primary instruction in the core academic areas, as well as those teachers who were hired to reduce class size and whose salaries are paid through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Improving Teacher Quality Grant funds must be Highly Qualified.


Below is a list of important links to information pertaining to South Carolina Certification and NCLB Highly Qualified requirements.


The Aiken County Public School Districtís Certificate Renewal Plan, contains information and forms to help guide educators through the process of renewing their certification.†

Renewal credits (120) must be earned within the five year validity period of the certificate, as outlined in the Renewal Credit Matrix.†

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Aiken County Public School District currently employs 91 educators who have earned this distinction.† Each new successful candidate is awarded $5,000 from the state based on recent legislation.† Note: Teachers who earned NBC when the state stipend amount was set at $7,500 will continue to receive this for the duration of the 10-year certification period.

Contact Us:
Director of Human Resources Applications & Recruitment Employee Support (Benefits, Insurance, Retirement, Employment Verification)
Certification/Certificate Renewal
ADEPT Formal Evaluations Induction & Mentoring/ Accreditation