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Student Support Services

Nondiscrimination Statement

East Link Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, immigration status, national origin, disability or handicap in its educational programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions pertaining to Section 504 or Title IX contact:
The Head of School: Dana Hutto at 864-775-1818 or


Medical Homebound: Contact: Mrs. Lori WIlson-Ide: 

Medical homebound instruction is a service that is available for students who cannot attend school for a medical reason even with the aid of transportation. A physician must certify that the student has such a medical condition but may benefit from instruction, and must fill out the medical homebound form that the school provides. The school then decides whether to approve the student for medical homebound services. The school will consider the severity of the student’s illness or injury, the length of time that the student will be out of school, the impact that a long period away from school will have on the student’s academic success, and whether the student’s health needs can be met at school.


Special Education Services Contact: Mrs. Lori WIlson-Ide: 

The Special Education services at East Link Academy are provided to  students who have been identified with a disability according to state and federal guidelines. All special education students have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that is reviewed annually by their IEP team.  If you believe your child needs to be considered for Special Education contact Mrs. Lori Wilson-Ide above.


Child Find Statement

Under a mandate of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), East Link Academy is to conduct activities to locate, identify, and evaluate any child with known or suspected disabilities who attends the school. Categories of disabilities may include: developmental delay, mental disability, emotional disability, speech or language impairment, deafness and hard of hearing, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, and multiple disabilities.

A referral (report for possible evaluation) may be made by parent/guardians, school staff member, or other concerned persons. Referrals are made when a person reasonably believes a child may be a child with a disability even if the child is advancing from grade to grade. Before referring the student, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parent that the referral will be made.

East Link Academy employs interventions for struggling students. Before an evaluation is conducted the student should be enrolled in one of the intervention programs. However, the school may not deny a request or delay a request for an evaluation.


Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Referral forms may be requested by contacting Mrs. Lori WIlson-Ide at or 864-775-1733.

SCPCSD Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notification (Updated 8/2022)

SCPCSD Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notification-Spanish (Updated 8/2022)


504 Plans and Accommodations

Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act was the first disability civil rights law to be enacted in the United States. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial assistance, and set the stage for enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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