St. Peter’s School accepts students who qualify for the ExceptionalSC Scholarship Program. The first step in enrolling your child, is to contact our Principal, Mrs. Preston, so that she can meet with you and your child to determine if St. Peter’s is a good fit for your child. Please contact her at 252-8285, or kpreston@StPetersCatholicSchool.org.
Scholarships can cover tuition, transportation, and textbook costs, up to $11,000.
To apply for the Exceptional SC scholarship, exceptional needs students must be South Carolina residents, and be eligible to enroll in a secondary or elementary public school for the applicable school year.
Proving Student Eligibility
To be eligible for the scholarship or tuition tax credit from Exceptional SC, students must be residents of South Carolina, be eligible to attend a public school, and have one of the documents listed below to prove eligibility. The eligibility/reevaluation determination date on the document must be within the past three years.
- Independent Medical Professional Form Certain third party medical professionals can designate a child as eligible for a grant. Please note: For the 2016-17 application year, Exceptional SC will accept medical professional forms previously accepted by SFOs as long as the eligibility determination date is within the past three years.
- Multi-Disciplinary Team Report (MDTR): Issued by a public school district. Provide the full document, including the signature page. Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Issued by a public school district.
- Individualized Service Plan (ISP): Issued by a public school district.
- Eligibility Determination Letter: Issued in the IDEA mandated Child Find program.
- Other Letter or Document from a South Carolina public school district.
An eligible school must support students with documented disabilities through a specially designed program or a resource center. In order to receive an Exceptional SC student scholarship, the school must also: be a private primary or secondary schools physically located within South Carolina; not discriminate on basis of race, color or national origin in their admission of students; use a curriculum which includes courses listed in state diploma requirements; use a national or state standardized testing and provide test scores to the EOC; have physical facilities that meet local, state and/or federal laws; be a member of SACS, SCACS and/or SCISA; and complete an annual compliance audit. In 2017-18,, St. Peter’s was approved by ExceptionalSC.