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Lead Academy is a free, public charter school serving grades K5 through 8th. Lead is part of the South Carolina Public Charter School District and is an EL Education network school.

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.  

Thank you for your interest.

2022-2023 Enrollment K-8

The Lead Academy Kindergarten Lottery is conducted in December for the upcoming school year.

Online applications must be submitted beginning October 11, 2021 and received on or before 11:59 pm on November 19, 2021. Students selected in the lottery will be notified via email on or before December 1, 2021.

More details can be found below.




For new students interested in enrolling now for immediate openings, applications are completed online by clicking the link below.  A confirmation email will be sent once the application is received successfully. Online applications will be reviewed on Fridays during the school year. If you require assistance, please call 864-916-1459.

Openings for grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade are on an as-available basis for the 2021-2022 school year.  Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis in accordance with our current waiting list per grade level.