Aiken County private and charter schools will open for a new year in the next two weeks. A list of their start dates is as follows:

• Mead Hall Episcopal School – Aug. 9

• Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School – Aug. 13

• South Aiken Baptist Christian School – Aug. 13

• Midland Valley Christian Academy, Clearwater – Aug. 15

• Tall Pines STEM Academy – Aug. 16

• Lloyd Kennedy Charter School and Aiken Performing Arts Academy – Aug. 20

• Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, North Augusta – Aug. 20

• Victory Christian School, North Augusta – Aug. 20

• St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School – Aug. 21

• Town Creek Christian Academy – Sept. 4.

Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.