For families who currently want to consider private school options in South Carolina, there are a few programs and organizations that provide vouchers and scholarships! For information on eligibility requirements and which schools participate in scholarship programs visit: Palmetto Kids First.
Educational Choice Programs
The State of South Carolina has two tax-credit scholarship programs.
Refundable Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children
The South Carolina Refundable Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children is a refundable tax credit program passed and launched in 2015. Different from traditional tax credit programs, refundable tax credits have greater utility for parents of more modest incomes.
Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children
The South Carolina Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children is a tax-credit scholarship program enacted in 2013 and launched in 2014. The program provides tax credits of up to 100 percent of donations made to Scholarship Funding Organizations (SFOs). SFOs give private school scholarships to students with special needs.
For more information on policy change or to get involved in the school choice movement in South Carolina visit EdChoice.