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Under the umbrella of the SC Public Charter School District, East Point Academy offers students with disabilities services in the least restrictive environment based upon their individual needs. The identification of children is based upon federal and state regulations and guidelines. Children may be eligible in one or more of the following areas of disability:

  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disability
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability (Mild, Moderate, Severe)
  • Learning Disability 
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

Related Services may be necessary to assist a student.  As appropriate, the following related services may be provided, through outside, independently licensed professionals:

  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Assistive Technology
  • Counseling Services
  • Interpreter Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orientation and Mobility Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nursing Services
  • Transportation

For more information regarding Special Education, email Barbara Jolley, bjolley@eastpointsc.org


Upon request, the South Carolina Public Charter School District is required to evaluate the child for eligibility for special education services.  A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child has a disability and if the child needs special education services.  The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in schools within the school district.

A school staff member who reasonably believes a child may be a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child is in enrolled.  Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school or district in which the child is enrolled.

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability.  A referral may be made by contacting Mrs. Jolley or Mrs. Chapman, Special Education Coordinators, East Point Academy Charter School,  at 803-926-5180, or by writing them at:

Special Education Department
East Point Academy
1043 Chris Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169