Applications for students living outside of the Richland School District Two attendance area will be not be accepted for Magnet Programs.
Magnet Applications must be completed by: Friday, January 27, 2017 11:59:00 PM EST
Notification of your child’s acceptance/denial into your requested program will be available for review by logging into your account and checking your application(s) status from Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:00:00 PM EST until Friday, March 31, 2017 11:59:00 PM EST.
Richland School District Two has a commitment to create world-class instructional programs that provide unique, high-quality learning opportunities and experiences for students. To this end, we are pleased to offer our magnet programs.
The instructional focus of our magnet programs is tailored to specific educational goals and outcomes. Our magnet programs provide ample choices that match the interests and aptitudes of selected students in our elementary, middle, and high schools.
The design of the magnet programs meets specific needs and reflects distinct educational philosophies. Each of these programs provides students with individual attention and challenging coursework geared to nurture their unique interests. Each offers diverse opportunities such as a particular teaching method, special course offerings, and an emphasis on a specific field of study.
Interested students throughout the district are encouraged to apply for admission to the magnet program of their choice. All students who live in the Richland School District Two attendance zone, as well as those who are affiliated with Fort Jackson in rising sixth through ninth grades, are eligible for admission into the district’s magnet programs. Magnet programs are an extension of our commitment to provide optimum learning settings for all of our students.
Admission is based on successful completion of the acceptance process, which includes meeting qualifying criteria. Each magnet program has limited enrollment capacity. Upon acceptance, students must transfer to the magnet’s host school and provide their own transportation.
We sincerely hope that you will find a program which matches your personal educational goals. These outstanding programs offer the most respected instructional opportunities of their kind. Please give them your thoughtful consideration.
Elementary School Magnets
Academy for Civic Engagement (ACE) at Nelson Elementary
Center for Achievement on the Kelly Mill Middle Campus
Center for Inquiry on the Summit Parkway Campus
Center for Knowledge on the E. L. Wright Campus
Center for Knowledge North on the Muller Road Middle Campus
Elementary Learning Collaborative (ELC) at Forest Lake Elementary
Environmental Fitness Academy (eFIT) at Rice Creek Elementary
International Baccalaureate Candidate School for the Primary Years Programme at Windsor Elementary
Language Immersion Academy at Polo Road Elementary
Montessori School at Spears Creek Road
NASA Explorer School (NES) at Forest Lake Elementary
Joseph Keels School of Entrepreneurial Leadership (SEL) at Joseph Keels Elementary
STEAM Leadership Academy at Killian Elementary
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math School (STEMS) at North Springs Elementary
Middle School Magnets
Academy of Exercise Physiology & Sports Medicine at Summit Parkway Middle
Fine Arts Media Literacy Program (FAME) at Dent Middle
International Baccalaureate World School at E.L. Wright Middle
Kelly Mill, Inc. at Kelly Mill Middle
Leadership Academy at Muller Road Middle
Leadership Academy at Wright (LAW) at E.L. Wright Middle
Longleaf Engineering and Arts Program (LEAP) at Longleaf Middle
School of Zoological and Botanical Studies (ZooBot) at Longleaf Middle
The Learning Collaborative (TLC) at Dent Middle
The STEM Institute of Design and Innovation (SIDI) at Summit Parkway Middle
TWO Academies at Dent Middle
High School Magnets
Discovery at Spring Valley High
Explorations at Spring Valley High
Horizon at Richland Northeast High
Convergence Media at Richland Northeast High
Institute for Allied Health Sciences at Ridge View High
Institute for BioHealth Sciences at Ridge View High
iRED at Westwood High
Palmetto Center for the Arts at Richland Northeast High
Richland Northeast International Baccalaureate World School at Richland Northeast High
The Scholars Academy at Ridge View High
If you have questions about this choice option, contact the Office of Academics at (803) 738-3248.