Updates and the latest news from the school and SCDHEC.
Free COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff
Testing starts Feb. 17 at the school.

For information on how to sign up, choose a link below.
COVID-19 Testing
Prueba de COVID-19

Below are links to the latest information about COVID cases at PSA as well as SCDHEC advice and guidance.
SCDHEC School and Childcare Exclusion Lists

Vaccination update
Boosters are highly encouraged for all persons 12 and older whose 2nd vaccine is more than 5 months out. A booster is required for 18 and older to be considered fully/maximally vaccinated.

It has now been approved for all children 5 and up to get vaccinated. DHEC is updating its website to include all sites administering the pediatric vaccine (ages 5-11). Please look for the update at DHEC vax locator:

The first step would be to contact your pediatrician’s office, then your local DHEC site.

We do ask for you to voluntarily share your student's vaccination card with the school nurse. This information will not be shared. It can be brought into school to show the nurse or you can email a picture of it to

The PSA Difference

How we are different
Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) will provide a differentiated program designed to meet the educational needs of intellectually gifted learners, address their distinctive social and emotional needs, promote individual character development and instill a life-long love of learning. Our students will engage with leading innovative organizations in higher education, business, and science, to empower them to make original and impactful contributions toward the elevation of South Carolina in the areas of education, commerce, arts, and science.