School Details

Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter

363 Laurens St, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 644-4824
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 55 students 23 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

82%
92%
91%
41%
88%
84%

High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aiken 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
88%
86%
72%
82%
80%
47%
79%
77%
27%
50%
57%

End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school sutdents in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit.The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aiken 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter is a charter high school in Aiken. The principal of Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter is Keisha Lloyd-Kennedy, who can be contacted at kkennedy@lkcs.k12.sc.us. 55 students attend Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 55% of the 55 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter is 23:1. Aiken High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 56%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 3%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Wow I am a parent and after reading the bitter comments below I am shocked. The Aiken Performing Arts Academy has received three Palmetto Gold Awards from the State Department of Education. That rating is based in part on student standardized tests scored by the State teacher certification student graduation rates etc. I have always found the staff to be very concerned with my children's education. They are always fair even when disgruntled parents have tried to bully staff and teachers in order to get their way. Charter school is all about choice. I choose to send my children to an award winning school where people with long standing careers in the School District educate them with care. It's a GREAT school!

  • (7 months ago)

    If I could give this school negative stars I would. It is a family run business. If they have an argument with a teacher they fire said teacher instead of working it out like adults. They have a framed portrait of Obama in the conference room even though you're not supposed to include politics in school. I am a freshman in college and if I had not escaped this horrible school I probably would not be in college. This school does nothing to prepare you for the real world. There is no discipline. Please do not consider this school if you want your child to have a shot at life.

  • (1 year ago)

    The students at this school are not receiving an education. They do not require any of the teachers to be state certified and do not have a qualified guidance counselor handling grades. Furthermore administration has access to all the teachers grade and attendance records and often changes these to make it appear as if students are passing learning or in attendance when they are actually not. The fundraising money does not go to the teachers for education-enhancing supplies. There is no discipline system and students are aware of this and take advantage of it. There have been many bullying incidents that were not handled properly or at all. This school accepts students who's only other choice is alternative school. Parents are not allowed to sit in on classes or visit campus at all without approval and accompaniment of administration. You may NOT observe your child in class! If you want your child to be in a safe and educational environment this school is not for you.

  • (2 years ago)

    Performing arts academy in name only. Performances are created in-house and are usually hard to follow or understand. Additionally students graduate totally unprepared academically for college. Don't stake your child's future on an "education" from this school

  • (7 years ago)

    This school may seem to be everything a parent would want for their children but inside those four walls are a bunch of childish ways and unworthy staff. This school lacks that certain kind of educational needs and lacks the enthusiasm and emotional support students need to be the best they can be. If you want my opinion then run. Run as far and as fast as you can. And don't look back.

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