This school doesn't handle bulling well at all. Since moving to Aiken me and my daughter dealt with the tenth grade principal for the past two years his reply was people talk about people everyday. That all is true but a child shouldn't have to go to school to be called hurtful names and be taunted all day by other females.
Our first impression of Aiken High was not the best: it seemed crowded, impersonal, and we worried about the social dynamics our kids -- having some social difficulties -- might face but, with time, we found AHS was a perfect fit. Our son attends and has excelled both academically and socially. He used to 'close up' academically in middle school -- easily grasping concepts but not doing his work or turning it in. Now he is a top student, unafraid to challenge himself and is taking advanced honors courses and excelling. He used to withdrawl socially. Now he deals with each day 'face-forward' and is interested in others' ideas and beliefs. We can't recommend this school enough, look forward to the further opportunities that will be offered him, and have no hesitation about our other children attending.
I attended AHS in the 70ty and it was one of the best hight schools in the state. We get out school what we put into school, you can blame the thachers if you want to, but it is the students that make it work or not work. If you do your part you will get one of the best hight school educatinos in the state of S.C.. Just wanted to say thanks to all of the teachers that put so much in me.
Loved Aiken High when I was there! If you don't excel here, it's because you're lazy. Plain and simple. And I say that as someone who was lazy in high school but excelled greatly in college. Overall, the teachers are very good and work well with the students.
This is truly an awful school. I have been to schools in third world countries that are better maintained and have more up to date equipment. The student advisors are overworked and unless your child is a discipline problem or a 4.0 student you will receive no help at all. The german program is great but unfortunately that is the only program in the school that is worth mentioning.
AHS is a wonderful high school. When we relocated to this area, we considered living in Aiken, Augusta, and even Lexington. We found that AHS offers our son everything he needs. He has excellent teachers who challenge and inspire him, he has met great friends who are good kids, and he participates in meaningful extracurricular activities. We feel confident that his experiences at AHS will have him well-prepared for college.
Aiken High School is what you want to make it. If your there to learn, that is what you will find. But if your there for drama you will find that too. I aslo find that many teachers do not care about teaching, but the few who actually care make up for all of the others. So overall it depends on what you want from Aiken High School in order to fight that if your looking for the bad it will be found , but so will the good.