Special scholarships awarded to Trident Academy students

February 21, 2014 by  

The Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) recently awarded grants of $10,000 for tuition to two families of Trident Academy in Mt. Pleasant. Most likely the ECENC is using a variety of printing services to announce these awards as these scholarships went into effect as of the first of this year.

According to the Trident Academy Head of School, Kathy Cook, these grants are used to help families with children who have very special needs and require an individualized education. Costs for providing these types of classes can be somewhat expensive and so these grants make it possible for these children to attend schools such as Trident Academy.

These scholarships are typically given to children in South Carolina who would qualify for an Individualized Education Plan (IRP) from a public school system. The application process for the scholarship requires an IEP from the last three years or a letter issued from a school district stating that a student in eligible to receive such a grant. These $10,000 awards are then used by many to finance tuition at an independent school.

The two scholarships were distributed through the non-profit Palmetto Kids FIRST Scholarship Program.

Trident Academy serves grades kindergarten through eighth grade and focuses on children who have dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, or High Functioning Autism yet are still cognitively capable and talented learners.