Senior Class News and Events
A Jostens representative will return to Aiken High on Tuesday, March 19th from 8:30 to 3:00 to collect the remaining balance and deliver your graduation materials. Anyone needing their remaining balance should see Mrs. Baynham in room C-13 between classes, at lunch, or after school. If you are unable to pay-off your materials on the 19th, Jostens is scheduled to return on Tuesday, April 23rd from 10:45-1:00. This will be the final make-up delivery. You can go to ringsc.com, then “pay invoice” to pay with a credit or debit card prior to the dates listed above. You can also call Jostens directly at 803-485-4503.
This year’s Sidewalk Art Contest and Senior Picnic are scheduled for Friday,
May 3rd. Sidewalk Art lasts from 1st through 4th periods. Seniors will then head out to the football field for a cookout and fun. Everyone is reminded that Aiken High’s dress code will be enforced for both events. You must show your senior badge to gain admission to the Senior Picnic.
Senior Awards Day is scheduled for the morning of Friday, May 24th. Attending the Senior Awards Day ceremony is a requirement to be able to participate in the actual graduation ceremony. Mr. Cofer is the only person allowed to give you permission to miss this event. Appropriate dress, as well as cap and gown are required on this day.
Appropriate dress for both awards day and graduation day is as follows:
Males: A white dress shirt and a dark tie (no bow ties) should be worn. Also, dark trousers (dark blue or black) as well as dark socks and dark dress shoes are required. Coats may be left off for comfort. NO JEANS.
Females: A dress or skirt and blouse with no fabric showing at the neck of the gown should be worn. In effect, this will achieve a V neck appearance with the collar. The skirt length must be shorter than the gown. Dark dress heels or flats (no sandals or flip-flops) are also required. A white collar comes with the cap and gown and is to be pinned or sewn to the gown before arriving to the exercises.
Caps: Tassels on caps are to be worn on the right side. You are to wear the normal green/gold tassel and not the “bling” tassel that was purchased by some.
Information regarding lining up and walking in both the awards day and graduation programs will be provided at the beginning of May. Each graduating senior will be given 10 tickets to graduation. No extra tickets will be available through the school or through the Convocation Center. Tickets will be distributed on the day of graduation practice, (to be determined at a later date).
Please contact/see Mrs. Kimberly Baynham with any questions concerning upcoming Senior events.
The Class of 2013’s graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 6th, at 2:00 p.m. at the USC-Aiken Convocation Center.
- Construction for the Field House: Anticipated Completion Date = 5/24/13
- Construction for the new Science/Classroom Building: Anticipated Completion Date = 12/20/13
Summer School Information:
- Summer School Term 1: June 13-14, 17-21, 24-28, July 1-3, 8th available if needed (all days last from 8:00am-4:00pm, 30 min. lunch)
- Summer School Term 2: July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25,
July 29-August 1 (all days last from 8:00am-4:00pm, 30 min. lunch)
- Cost: $250.00 (money orders only)
- This summer, Aiken High School will be offering two options for students who need to gain a summer credit. Summer school will be offered through APEX virtual learning which allows students to take almost any history, English, math, or science course for initial credit. APEX is a perfect option for students who are trying to gain a credit for on-time or early graduation. This is also an appropriate option for students who failed a class with lower than a 60 for the year. Initial credit courses will receive the actual grade earned through completion.
- English 1, Algebra I, Biology I, and US History initial credit courses will require a state mandated EOC test which counts as 20% of the student’s final grade.
Credit Recovery Information:
Credit Recovery Term 1: 3 weeks, June 13-14, 17-21, 24-28. Session A from 8-12pm; Session B from 12-4pm
- Credit Recovery Term 2: 3 weeks, July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25. Session A from 8-12 pm; Session B from 12-4pm
- Cost: $150.00 (money orders only)
- PLATO Credit Recovery is a less intensive option for gaining a credit for students who failed one semester and is applicable for students who scored between 60 – 69 in a core content class. Completion of the Plato credit recovery will allow a student to earn a 70 in place of their failing grade.
- Plato courses do not require EOC testing.
- Initial credit courses will be assigned a certified teacher for each discipline.
- Original credit for semester courses will be charged credit recovery fees due to the seat time being less than a full credit requires.
- All students will be expected to abide by the student code of conduct while enrolled.
- Class availability is based upon enrollment. Lack of minimum enrollment will result in classes being cancelled.
- Term two will only be opened once term one is full.
- Students should bring their lunch as lunch will not be provided.
- Supplemental lessons will be used as needed.
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