East Point Academy named No. 8 best charter school in S.C.

East Point Academy has been named the No. 8 Best Charter School in South Carolina by Niche – an online platform which evaluates schools nationwide.

The rankings and information collected by Niche helps students and their families find schools best suited for them. In addition to being ranked No. 8 Best Charter School in S.C. (out of 72 charter schools in the Palmetto State), Niche also gave EPA an overall grade of A-.

Niche rankings are calculated from public data and reviews from students and parents.

“I am so proud of our teachers and students. This recognition by Niche.com confirms our strong focus on academics and our dedication to the success of our students,” said Head of School, Mark Bounds. “I am amazed everyday as I watch our students master the Mandarin language while excelling academically.”

East Point Academy, founded in 2011, is a Mandarin immersion public charter school in West Columbia, serving over 500 students in preschool through eighth grade. EPA students receive half of their daily instruction in Mandarin Chinese. The school is tuition free and open to all students in S.C., regardless of their zoned district. Applications for the 2018-19 school year are currently being accepted.

East Point Academy has also been named a Palmetto Gold School and a South Carolina Public Charter School District School of Distinction.