Lakes and Bridges Charter School dedicates newly renovated building

EASLEY — The Southeast’s only public charter school for students with dyslexia celebrated a ribbon cutting at its newly renovated home on Friday and welcomed a special guest, WNBA All-Star A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces, to speak to students and to parents.

Lakes and Bridges Charter School is the only public, tuition-free school in South Carolina — and in the entire Southeast — founded to teach children with dyslexia. The school began classes last school year at Crosswell Elementary in Easley, then moved this school year to its new facility at 1600 E. Main St. in Easley — the former home of Crane Chevrolet and Five Point Church. The school has been operating at full capacity since opening.

Students in grades 1-6 attend the school, and LABCS will add a grade each year until it houses K-8. Continuing to hold a capital campaign, the school needs to add additional classrooms, a library and more learning spaces, which will be a part of the second round of renovations. Donations may be made at