The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind offers three fully accredited schools at its Spartanburg campus: the School for the Deaf, the School for the Blind and Cedar Springs Academy. The admissions team evaluates each student to ensure they meet admission criteria that one of the three schools is a good fit for the student.
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind determines if a student is eligible for admission based on the following general criteria.
The student must:
Have a hearing and/or vision loss of educational significance
Be able to demonstrate ability to learn in a classroom setting
Be able to function within an educational and residential setting in a safe manner
To qualify for the School for the Deaf, a student must have hearing loss of educational significance.
To qualify for the School for the Blind, a student must have a vision loss of educational significance.
To qualify for the Cedar Springs Academy, a student must have a hearing or vision loss with a secondary disability and needs that are unable to be met with the other two schools. This includes students who are classified as deaf-blind.