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Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children

The General Assembly in 2015 enacted within H.4230 (R.130) of the state budget a provision that further refines the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC).

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."

Read H.4230 (R.130) Conference Report -- 2015-16 General Appropriation Act

Pending Passage of H.5001:
How does a school apply for eligibility under the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) Program for Fiscal Year 2016-17?

Below are links to information to assist the general public:

The EOC is hereby publishing schools eligible for the program for the following years:




Additional schools approved pursuant to H.4633 (R.139) of 2016

Nonprofit Scholarship Funding Organizations

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

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 May 2, 2016        













ECENC-approved School Profiles, 2015-16


Mead Hall Episcopal School

Our Lady of Peace Catholic School

St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School



Anderson Christian School

Montessori School of Anderson

New Covenant School

St. Joseph Catholic School

Temple Christian Academy



Beaufort Academy

Beaufort Christian School

Cross Schools

Hilton Head Christian Academy

Hilton Head Prep School

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

St. Peter's Catholic School



Miracle Academy Preparatory School

St. John's Christian Academy



Addlestone Hebrew Academy

Ashley Hall School

Bishop England High School

Blessed Sacrament School

Capers Preparatory School

Charleston Collegiate School

Charleston Day School

Christ Our King - Stella Maris Catholic School

Divine Redeemer Catholic School

James Island Christian School

Mason Preparatory School

Nativity Catholic School

Porter Gaud School

St. John Catholic School

Sundrops Montessori School

The Charleston Catholic School

Trident Academy School



Clarendon Hall School

Harvest Community School

Laurence Manning Academy



Hawthorne Academy



Colleton Prep Academy



Thomas Hart Academy



Northside Christian School

Ridge Christian Academy

Summerville Catholic School

The Oaks Christian School



St. Anthony Catholic School

The Carolina Academy

The King's Academy School

Montessori School of Florence



Lowcountry Preparatory School



Bob Jones Academy

Calvary Christian School

Camperdown Academy

Christ Church Episcopal School

Einstein Academy

Five Oaks Academy

Hampton Park Christian School

Hidden Treasure Christian School

HOPE Academy

Mitchell Road Christian School

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School

Prince of Peace Catholic School

Shannon Forest Christian School

Southside Christian School

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

St. Joseph's Catholic School

Tabernacle Christian School

The Chandler School



Greenwood Christian Academy



Chabad Jewish Academy

Holy Trinity Catholic School

St. Andrew Catholic School

St. Michael Catholic School



John Paul II Catholic School

Thomas Heyward Academy



Camden Military



Carolina Christian Academy



Glenforest School

Northside Christian Academy



Pee Dee Academy



Newberry Academy



Cherokee Creek Boys School

Oconee Christian Academy



Orangeburg Preparatory School



Ben Lippen School

Cardinal Newman School

Covenant Classical Christian School

Cutler Jewish Day School

Hammond School

Heathwood Hall

Hope Christian Academy

Sandhills School

St. John Neumann School

St. Joseph's Catholic School

St. Peter's Catholic School

The Barclay School



Spartanburg Day School

Westgate Christian School



St. Anne Catholic School

St. Francis Xavier High School

Sumter Christian Academy

Thomas Sumter Academy

Westside Christian Academy



Blessed Hope Christian School

St. Anne Catholic School

Walnut Grove Christian School

Westminster Catawba Christian School 



Profiles of eligible schools for school year 2014-15.