22/23 School Year Applications

22/23 Exceptional SC Scholarship ApplicationsDear Families, We are pleased to announce the Exceptional SC application portal will open Friday,  July 8th at noon for the 2022-2023 school year and will remain open until September 15. You will need to apply or update your application during this time. You may apply anytime during… Read More

September 2021 Update

Dear Exceptional SC Families,We hope that everyone is off to a great school year, staying safe and healthy.  Note the information below about applications.If you filled out an application for last school (2020-2021) with TADS and uploaded all the correct paperwork, your application will roll over for the current school year (2021-2022). Please… Read More

Program Update

Dear Parents and School Leaders,Yesterday morning, our Board of Directors voted unanimously to disburse 10% of the spring checks to each school and to continue distributing scholarships as new donations come in. Obviously, we have a wide range of amounts that schools receive and the Board feels strongly that we have to dispense the… Read More

January 2020 Parent Update

BEST FUNDRAISING MONTH OF 2019We had our best fundraising month of 2019 in December and are actively raising money for scholarships as we enter 2020. All of our incumbents were fully funded for the fall semester. As in previous years, we will distribute funds to new incumbents – the students… Read More

New Partnership Unites SC Businesses with Exceptional Needs Students through State Tax Credit Programs

Columbia, SC – Exceptional SC and the South Carolina Research Authority announced Wednesday the formation of “Exceptional Connections” – a business-education partnership that unites South Carolina’s business community with more than 3,000 exceptional needs scholarship students and schools across the state. At a formal announcement at the SC Governor’s mansion, Gov. Henry McMaster… Read More

Legislative Visit at Trident Academy

Trident Academy in Mt Pleasant hosted a Legislative Reception Day in December where more than 25 parents took time from their busy schedules to share with four local state legislators about the Exceptional SC program. State Representatives Wendell Gilliard, Sylleste Davis,… Read More

SC House Committee Votes to Raise the Cap

What a day we had at the SC State House yesterday! It was standing room only when more than 80 parents, grandparents, students and advocates packed a SC House committee room to share what Exceptional SC means for their families. Bravo to Chairman Alan Clemmons,… Read More

ADHD & Exceptional SC

by Betsy A. Fanning Head of School, Trident Academy Exceptional SC Board Member ADHD is prevalent worldwide. According to a meta-analysis of research posted on CHADD.org, ADHD affects 7.2% of children under 18 worldwide. The prevalence in the US was reported in 2016 to be… Read More

Funding Guidelines

For the 2016-17 school year, Exceptional SC funded all incumbents at the previous year’s level or 50% of verified tuition with no student receiving more than double the previous year’s award and not exceeding $10,000. Incumbent students who received $1,200 or less based on the previous year’s award were funded… Read More

2016-2017 Report Available

Exceptional SC has released their 2016-2017 report. This report was distributed to members of the South Carolina legislature and shares details on our progress over the past year. Download a copy here. Read More