PowerSchool Parent Portal ChangesAiken 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.
The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire subtest has a time limit. Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes. Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests. Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits. Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests. The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally.
Wanting more localized information about the new tests? The District’s Director of Administrative Services and several Academic Officers discussed the ACT Aspire, the ACT and WorkKeys in an Aiken Standard Article. If you missed it over Spring Break, those articles and other information on new tests are available on the District’s website under “ACT New Testing Information,” http://acps.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=324087&0dadc5&0dadc5&sessionid=13bcafef25f727007e1e2b7c796840b7
School Hours: 7:40 AM – 2:25 PM
Tardy Bell Rings at 7:45 AM
Office Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Principal: J. Russell Gunter
Assistant Principal: Dr. Samantha Nobles
See instructions under Parent and Student Information to the left.