23/24 Exceptional SC Applications

Dear Families, Exceptional SC is accepting applications for the 2023-2024school year. The application portal will remain openuntil September 30, 2023. Every family will need to apply at some timeduring the open time frame. All links will be live and can be found onour website www.exceptionalsc.org. IMPORTANT!! Please note that we… 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

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

Important – Parental Refundable Credit application update

Due to more winter weather in the forecast that may impact applicants’ ability to submit Parental Refundable Credit applications, the SCDOR is again postponing the application open date to February 1 at 8:30 am.    The 2021 Parental Refundable Credit cap has been raised from $2 million to $5 million… Read More

We need your help!

Dear Exceptional SC Families, As noted in our email earlier this week, we have been very busy working with legislators on your behalf. We are hopeful that a solution will be coming soon. We’d like to ask for your help as we move this process along. There is a plan working through… Read More

🍎 Exceptional SC Parent Update for June 2020

As we enter summer, we hope that you and your family are doing well. We are very mindful of the pressures that so many of you have experienced this school year through the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been an unprecedented time for all of us, and we want to do… Read More

Exceptional SC School Funding Update

School Funding Update         Dear Heads of Schools & Parents, These unprecedented times have affected everyone in some way. As you know, a new IRS regulation literally changed the way our tax credits work in SC. At this time, it is unlikely that we will… 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