Contact Your Legislators

Here is an example of a letter for schools to send to the legislators that represent the students in your school…Here is an example of a letter for schools to send to the legislators that represent the students in your school. You can locate your S.C. STATE LEGISLATORS’ contact… 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, 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

2017-2018 Applications

Dear Parents, The 2017-2018 budget bill and our proviso passed, so we’re ready for another year! Scholarships: The legislature granted us $11 million in scholarship funds for this year. We are working to make sure those funds are raised quickly! We will be opening applications for our program on Thursday,… Read More

🍎 2017 Spring Semester Exceptional SC Announcement

Happy New Year! We are pleased to announce that Exceptional SC is preparing to award 2017 Spring Semester grants. As we continue spring semester enrollment verification, grant checks will be mailed to schools by February 15. Please note, incumbents are projected to receive the same grant amount they received in… Read More