Welcome to East Link Academy
The Lottery Application is available for the 2020-2021 school year.
Deadline for lottery is February 28, 2020.
Top-Ranked Elementary School in SC is located in the Upstate!
(Greenville, SC, February 10, 2020) In its first year as a charter school, East Link Academy (ELA) accomplished what no other first-year charter school has done – it ranked #1 in the state based on state assessment results. As a public charter school, ELA students are required to participate in the State Department of Education’s SCREADY and SCPASS assessments. SCREADY is administered to students in grades 3-8 for English reading, writing and mathematics. SCPASS is administered to 4th grade students only for science. In its first year of state assessments, its students’ scores placed them #1 in the state for both traditional and charter elementary and middle schools, with 96.7% scoring met or exceed in English or math and 100% scoring met or exceed in science. In addition to earning an “Excellent” rating on its report card, ELA also received the State’s Palmetto Silver award.
"We are so excited for this recognition. Our mission is to provide a bilingual (Mandarin-English) education to non-native speakers and produce global leaders. So in a school where students spend at least half of their day in a Mandarin-speaking environment, for them to also make gains in their content classes is truly amazing. We focus on the individual learner and their needs, and with strong support from their families, students strive to achieve both academic and language proficiency, ' Dana Hutto, Head of School.
You can find our report card here.
See how we compare with other schools in the SCPCSD here.
Feb 14 - Valentine's Day
Feb 14 - School Chinese New Year Celebration (Details in ParentSquare)
Feb 17 - President's Day / No School / Staff Dev
Feb 26/27 - Performance Task Assessment
Feb 27 - Board Meeting
Feb 28 - Lottery Enrollment Closes
March 2 - Lottery (6PM)
We are currently on a first-come, first-seated enrollment for grades PK to grade 5. If you are interested in enrolling your child for this school year, please click here and complete the interest information. You will be contacted about seat availability.
East Link Academy's Mission
The Mission of East Link Academy is to prepare students to be language and cultural links between the West and East in order to meet the global challenges of their lifetime, by providing a rigorous education in math, science, social studies and language arts in a bilingual English-Mandarin environment.
A charter school...
is a public nonreligious, nonhome-based school created under a nonprofit and authorized by an authorizing body under state law. Charter Schools have more flexibility for greater accountability of student success.
East Link Academy is..
the newest charter school in Greenville County
the only Chinese Immersion School in the Upstate
a link between eastern and western cultures
East Link is now open with 4k through
5th grade for the 2019-20 school year
and will add a grade each year until