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East Point Academy: A Public Charter school

South Carolina’s premiere Chinese immersion elementary school, partnered with strong support from USC’s Confucius Institute.

South Carolina Palmetto Gold School

South Carolina Charter School of Distinction

Named in Top 10 South Carolina Charter Schools on Niche.com

East Point Academy is a public school that is part of the state’s public school system but is classified as a charter school because it is allowed to set critical achievement standards above existing public schools. East Point Academy is a small learning community. In 2011, we started with approximately 120 students in grades four year-old pre-school through second grade. We have been constantly growing since our beginning and now have 550 students, from three year-old pre-school to eighth grade.

Personalized learning through small classes, bilingual language instruction in English and Chinese by certified teachers, civic engagement, cultural and social awareness activities, and parental involvement will give students the personal attention and extra help they need to succeed in the classroom and in society. All students will benefit from a rigorous, innovative, and learner-centered curriculum, including inquiry-based instruction to acquire, organize, and communicate information and to solve problems.

The mission of East Point Academy is to prepare students for academic and personal success through proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese, math, science and social studies while learning in an atmosphere that promotes cultural sharing and understanding.


Nondiscrimination Statement

East Point Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, immigrant status, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions pertaining to Section 504 or Special education, contact Ms. Cynthia Prince (cprince@eastpointsc.org ) and for questions pertaining to Title IX contact Mr. Bounds (mbounds@eastpointsc.org) at the East Point Academy elementary and middle school campus,  1401 Leaphart St. West Columbia, SC 29169 or at the primary campus 1340 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29033.