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Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children Program

Proviso 109.11 of the 2017-18 General Appropriation Act
(as ratified by the SC General Assembly on June 6, 2017)

How does a school apply for eligibility under the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) Program for Fiscal Year 2017-18?

Below are links to information to assist the general public:
The ECENC is separate and distinct from the enrollment of public school students with disabilities at a private school, which is governed by South Carolina State Board of Education regulation 43-243. Moreover, the ECENC explicitly forbids the "regulat[ion] of the educational program of an independent school that accept students receiving scholarship grants."

Approved schools for 2017-18 (updated January 16, 2018)


Eligible schools listed by year:





Schools eligible last year must reapply and be approved before parents can be eligible for the tax credit or for the tuition grants.

Report on School Approval Process for FY 2016-17 (revised November 14, 2016)


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Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee created pursuant to Proviso 1.80. of Act 286 of 2014.

ECENC Advisory Committee Meeting
Friday, January 13, 2017, 10 AM
Room 501 Blatt Building

Meeting Materials


FY 2017-18 Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) Program: Update Report -- October 2017

Audits and Statements of Intent to Audit -- submitted by Schools Participating in ECENC Program in 2015

Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children Program: EOC Responsibilities and Results, FY 2015-16 -- October 2015

Update on Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs
Children (ECENC) Program -- October 2014

The information available on this website is not intended to be legal or educational advice. 


Last Updated January 16, 2018













Complete applications for qualified schools under Proviso 109.11

Addlestone Hebrew Academy
Anderson Christian School
Ashley Hall
The Barclay School
Beaufort Academy
Beaufort Christian School
Ben Lippen School
Bishop England High School
Blessed Sacrament School
Bob Jones Academy
Calvary Christian School-Myrtle Beach
Calvary Christian School-Greer
Camden Military Academy
Camperdown Academy
Capers Preparatory Christian Academy
Cardinal Newman School
Carolina Christian Academy
Chabad Jewish Academy
The Chandler School
The Charleston Catholic School
Charleston Collegiate School
Charleston Day School
Cherokee Creek Boys School, Inc.
Christ Church Episcopal School
Christ Our King-Stella Maris Catholic School
Clarendon Hall School
Colleton Preparatory Academy
Covenant Classical Christian School
Cross Schools
Crown Leadership Academy
Cutler Jewish Day School
Divine Redeemer Catholic School
Einstein Academy
First Baptist School of Charleston
Five Oaks Academy
Glenforest School
Grace Christian School
Greenwood Christian School
Hammond School
Hampton Park Christian School
Harvest Community School
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
Heritage Academy
Hidden Treasure Christian School
Hilton Head Christian Academy
Hilton Head Preparatory School
Holy Trinity Catholic School
HOPE Academy
Hope Christian Academy
John Paul II Catholic School
The King's Academy
Laurence Manning Academy
Lowcountry Preparatory School
Mason Preparatory School
Mead Hall Episcopal School
Miracle Academy Preparatory School
Mitchell Road Christian Academy
Montessori School of Anderson
Montessori School of Florence
Montessori School of Mauldin
Nativity Catholic School
New Covenant School
Newberry Academy
North Walterboro Christian Academy
Northside Christian Academy
Northside Christian School
Oakbrook Preparatory School
The Oaks Christian School
Oconee Christian Academy
Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc.
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School
Palmetto Christian Academy
Pee Dee Academy
Porter-Gaud School
Prince of Peace Catholic School
Ridge Christian Academy
Riverpointe Christian Academy
Sandhills School
Shannon Forest Christian School
South Aiken Baptist Christian School
Southside Christian School
Spartanburg Christian Academy
Spartanburg Day School
St. Andrew Catholic School
St. Anne Catholic School-Rock Hill
St. Anne-St. Jude Catholic School-Sumter
St. Anthony Catholic School-Florence
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School
St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School
St. Francis Xavier High School
St. Gregory the Great Catholic School
St. John Catholic School-Charleston
St. John Neumann Catholic School
St. John’s Christian Academy
St. Joseph Catholic School-Anderson
St. Joseph Catholic School-Columbia
St. Joseph's Catholic School-Greenville
St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School
St. Michael Catholic School
St. Peter's Catholic School-Beaufort
St. Peter's Catholic School-Columbia
Step of Faith Christian Academy
Summerville Catholic School
Sumter Christian School
Tabernacle Christian School
Thomas Hart Academy
Thomas Heyward Academy
Thomas Sumter Academy
Timmerman School

Trident Academy
Walnut Grove Christian School
Westminster Catawba Christian School
Westside Christian Academy