Thank you for your interest in East Link Academy Charter School!
We are proud of our accomplishments here and are excited to have you discover us.
Admission Policy Overview:
As a public charter school in South Carolina, we are required to run a lottery to fill our seats. Applications will be accepted each year during an open enrollment period and continuously to maintain capacity in each grade level.
East Link Academy is committed to enrolling a diverse student population and acts in accordance with the South Carolina Statutes that forbid discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. ELA will enroll any eligible student who submits a timely application unless the number of applications exceed the capacity of a class or grade level. In such cases, all applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a Lottery. After the Lottery has ended, applications will be dated and times as they are received and filed by grade level.
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
(Kindergarten to Grade 8)
Current Students: Students who are currently enrolled at East Link Academy are required to re-enroll annually to reserve your child's seat for the upcoming school year. This allows us to know what seats will be available for the lottery. Parents and Guardians will be notified in early January about re-enrollment procedures.
Enrollment: East Link Academy is a public charter school authorized by the South Carolina Public Charter School District and is open to all South Carolina Residents. Students will be admitted without regard to race, religion, gender, creed, national origin, disability, ancestry, need for special education or itinerant services, or socioeconomic condition. Expelled students will not be admitted according to the policy of the SCPCSD. Please complete one online enrollment application for each student you wish to be considered.
Lottery Enrollment: The East Link Academy lottery was held on February 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year. Lottery winners will be notified via email on or before February 3 with the enrollment packet attached.
East Link Academy will continue to take applications after the lottery occurs for any remaining open seats. These applications are date and time stamped and placed in the order they are received and will be placed at the end of any applicable waiting list.
Pursuant to SC Charter School law, East Link Academy offers priority enrollment status to siblings of a student currently enrolled and attending, children of charter school employees and board members. Priority enrollment status does not guarantee any student admission to East Link Academy, as acceptance remains based on space availability in each applicable grade.
Waiting lists DO NOT carry over from year-to-year, and are only valid for the school year in which the student has applied. If a student is not accepted for the current school year, and remains on the waiting list, they will need to reapply for the following school year, whether it be during the lottery application period or after the lottery deadline, in order to be considered for acceptance for the following school year.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING INTEREST FOR A WAITLIST IN GRADES K TO 3.
THERE IS LIMITED SPACE IN GRADES 4 - 8