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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
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6/2/2015
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Welcome to Aiken High School!


 
Important Graduation Information!
Graduation Information for Aiken High's Class of 2015​
 
1. No student shall participate in any graduation exercises unless he/she has earned the required 24 or more units.
2. ADMISSION TO AIKEN HIGH’S COMMENCEMENT EXERCISE WILL BE BY TICKET ONLY. EACH SENIOR WILL BE ISSUED TEN (10) TICKETS. GRADUATES WILL SIGN FOR THEIR TICKETS AND THERE WILL BE NO REPLACEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR ANY LOST OR MISPLACED TICKETS. EACH PERSON ATTENDING MUST HAVE A TICKET. THIS INCLUDES ALL INFANTS.
3. No one will be admitted to the graduation exercises once the program has begun, except at a designated time during the ceremony. This will be a time chosen as to not interfere with the services.
4. A professional photographer will take your child’s picture as he/she receives his/her diploma. Pictures may be made immediately following the ceremony as well. Please remind family and friends that pictures may be made only from their seats during the ceremony
 Appropriate dress for 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 flip flops, although “peep” toe shoes are allowed) are also required. A white collar comes with the cap and gown and must be pinned or sewn to the gown before arriving to the exercises.
Gown: Nothing is to be worn on the gown, except approved honor stoles and cords. Badges, pins, jewelry, flowers, etc. are not allowed on the outside of the gown. Students may carry only a program. No other articles such as flowers, purses, books, etc., are allowed. 
Caps: The cap for men and women is to be worn over the forehead so that the mortarboard is level. It is not to be cocked to one side or PLACED ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD. The front of the cap is indicated on the inside of the crown. Tassels on caps are to be worn on the right side. Nothing is to be added to the cap, except for the tassel. Students are to wear the normal green/gold tassel and not the extra “bling” tassel purchased by some.
GRADUATES NOT MEETING THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE PART IN THE CEREMONY 
DISRUPTIONS OR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR DURING THE GRADUATION FESTIVITIES BY ANY SENIOR CLASS STUDENT WILL BE HANDLED AS A DISCIPLINE MATTER. DIPLOMAS WILL BE HELD UNTIL APPROPRIATE PUNISHMENT HAS BEEN SERVED.
 
All seniors must have returned all library books and paid all fees or fines that are due for any purpose by Friday, May 29, 2015. Any student who has not cleared his/her financial obligation to the school, as per district policy, will be unable to participate in the graduation exercises.  He/She will be able to pick up his/her diploma at the school office on June 8, 2015 provided all problems have been cleared with the appropriate school personnel. All textbooks are to be turned in at the conclusion of senior exams.
 
The senior exam schedule is as follows…
Tuesday, May 26
th   – 1st and 4th periods
Wednesday, May 27th   – 2nd  and 5th periods
Thursday, May 28th   - 3rd and 6th periods
Friday, May 29th   – 7th period
Graduation Practice - Thursday,  June 4th, 2015  in the James A. Taylor Activities Center – 1:00 p.m. Tickets will be distributed at this time. Please contact Kimberly Baynham, KBaynham@acpsd.net with any questions.
 
 
Graduation Countdown
Exam Schedule

May 26 - Senior Exams - 1st and 4th Periods
May 27 - Senior Exams - 2nd and 5th Periods
May 28 - Senior Exams - 3rd and 6th Periods
May 29 - Senior Exams - 7th Period

June 1 - Final Exams - 7th Period - Special Bell Schedule
June 2 - Final Exams - 1st and 4th Periods  - Underclassmen book collection
June 3 - Final Exams - 2nd and 5th Periods - Underclassmen book collection
June 4 - Final Exams - 3rd and 6th Periods - Underclassmen book collection




 
Awards Day

Underclassmen Awards Day will be on Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 pm
Senior Awards Day will be on Friday, May 22 at 8:30 am

 
Badges
Students and staff who do not like their badge photo can come to the library and have a new photo taken, starting Monday. Students must come during lunch or with a pass from a teacher.
Textbook Collection
Senior textbooks will be collected in the G-wing bookroom as follows:
May 26th – 2nd and 5th periods                           May 27th – 3rd and 6th periods
May 28 – 4th and 7th periods                               May 29th – 3rd period

Mr. Dugar will be taking books up on May 29th 3rd period because with the test 7th period there will be no time after school to take them up. Therefore, students need to go to the bookroom during 3rd period that day to return their textbooks for their 7th period class. On the other days, you will notice that he is taking them up the periods immediately after their exams.
Attention Seniors and Graduating Juniors
Attention Seniors and Graduating Juniors: Please stop by Mrs. Baynham’s room C-13 and sign up to take your Senior Cap and Gown pictures. A photographer will be available on Wednesday, May 20th from 9:00 to 2:00 in room C-7. You may bring in your cap and gown, or use one provided by Mrs. Baynham. Gentlemen, please have a button up dress shirt and tie available for your session. No money is due on the 20th, proofs will be mailed to your home, and ordering instructions provided.
Attention Rising Seniors!
Stop by Mrs. Pataro’s classroom to sign up for your appointment to have your Senior pictures taken at Lista Studios this summer.
Project Graduation
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Summer School Information
Click HERE to access information about the 2015 Summer High School Program.
Registration: June 11th, 8am-2pm AHS Library
Late Registration: June 15th, 7am-8am AHS Main Conference Room

APEX Session Dates: June 15 – July 16 (M-Th) 8am-3:30pm (30 min lunch)

PLATO Session One Dates: June 15 – July 2 (M-Th)
 AM Session: 8am-12pm
 PM Session: 12:30pm-4:30pm

PLATO Session Two Dates: July 6 – July 23 (M-Th)
 AM Session: 8am-12pm
 PM Session: 12:30pm-4:30pm
Lunch Policy


Students are to attend lunch by their
4th period teacher and are required to eat in their assigned cafeteria.
Students who are supposed to eat in the North Aiken Annex cafeteria will be required to sign-in at the Annex cafeteria door within the first ten minutes of lunch. Students who do not sign-in and are present at school will be written up by their 4th period teacher for being out of the area. Starting on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 students who do not eat in their assigned cafeteria will face the following disciplinary action.
1st offense
2 days After-School Detention
2nd offense
3 days of
In-School Suspension
3rd offense
3 days of Out -of-School Suspension