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Admissions Process

Welcome and thank you for looking at the Trident Academy website.  We know this is a major step for a family and we’re here to help!  For many families, even the word, dyslexia, is new, as is discovering your child’s academic and social needs.

Trident Academy is one of 15 schools accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.  Our dedicated and highly trained teachers can help your child become an independent and confident learner.


Who is a “Trident” student?

Trident Academy students are those with unrealized academic potential who have been identified with dyslexia or related language difficulties (problems with acquisition of reading and/or written language) as their primary learning challenge.


What is the Admissions process?


  1. Inquire / Explore
  • Request information or a call from the admissions office to discuss your child’s needs.  Request Further Information
  • Schedule a parent tour with the admissions office. (843.884.3494)
  • Have a current psychological-evaluation for your child.


  1. Apply
  • If Trident is the proper school for your child, complete the application.  submit an application
  • Once an application is submitted, Trident Academy will schedule your child for a 2-day shadow visit.
  • Once the tour, interview, application and student shadow steps are completed, our Admissions Committee will review all admissions materials and make a decision. The Admissions Office will inform you promptly of the Committee’s decision.


Trident Academy admits students of any gender, sexual orientation and identity (including transgender status), race, color, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, and provides students with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. In accordance with applicable law, it does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Similarly, Trident Academy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on disability. However, consistent with Trident Academy’s mission, it is the admission policy that to qualify for admission consideration, students must have diagnosed learning disabilities and/or certain communication disorders and meet certain threshold criteria as evidenced by their professional testing documents.