Trident Academy families among first in state to get ECENC grants

      MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Two Trident Academy students are among the first in the state to receive $10,000 for tuition as part of the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children, which went to effect at the beginning of the year.

      "The ECENC grants help families with children who have exceptional needs afford an education that is truly individualized," said Kathy Cook, Trident Academy Head of School. "The cost of providing expert instruction to classes that often have fewer than eight students is a price that stretches a family's financial ability. The ECENC grants will help make a Trident Academy education a reality for many families."

      The scholarships are distributed through Palmetto Kids FIRST Scholarship Program and are given to students who qualify for Individualized Education Plans.

      The $10,000 is to help finance tuition at independent schools.