South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

Low Vision Options

Eligibility Requirements

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind offers three fully SCSDB Elgibility
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 that one of the three schools is a good fit for the student. Admissions decisions are based primarily on the school’s ability to meet the student’s individual academic needs.
 
General Requirements
 
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:
  • Live in South Carolina
  • Be 3 to 21 years of age
  • Have some 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 some level of hearing or vision loss and at least one additional disability. This includes students who are classified as deaf-blind.