Richland School District Two will hold its annual Choice Fair featuring Magnet programs on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Spring Valley High School. Families are invited to come learn about the many Magnet programs and schools in the district. Representatives from each program will be on-hand to chat with parents as well as provide program descriptions, orientation schedules and important dates.
The Fair will be open to parents and students according to grade levels of interest as follows:
• Elementary School: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
• Middle School: 6:15 – 7 p.m.
• High School: 7 – 8 p.m.
Modifications have been made to Magnet programs at two high schools. Scholars Academy at Ridge View High School is now The Scholars Academy for Business and Law. Scholars Academy is an energetic learning community of highly-motivated students committed to achieving the goals of a challenging academic curriculum. It is the only high school magnet with a focus on business and law issues and concepts. At Richland Northeast High School, the iMedia Magnet is being renamed Cav-Plex – Convergence Media. The focus is communication and technology, including scholastic journalism.
Richland Two offers 36 Magnet programs. Available slots for Magnet programs vary based on each program. Informational sessions on all Magnet programs will be held in January. A schedule of the meetings, information about each school and Magnet program and a link to district’s YouTube page where visitors can watch commercials about each program are available on the district’s website at www.richland2.org.
The Richland Two Choice Program also includes Expanded Choice. Students are traditionally assigned to schools based on their residential address. Expanded Choice offers parents and students residing in Richland Two the opportunity to apply to attend a school other than their residentially assigned school. Choice is only available to Richland Two residents. The following four schools are closed to Expanded Choice: Bethel-Hanberry Elementary, Conder Elementary, Summit Parkway Middle and Blythewood High.
Each school open for Expanded Choice is allowed 20 transfer slots through the process.
The 20 slots may increase based on the number of students leaving that school through the Choice Program. Parents must provide transportation for students who choose programs that are not at their residentially assigned school.
To apply for Choice programs parents must complete an online application. Applications will be available on the district’s website beginning Jan. 4, and the deadline to apply is
January 22. Beginning in March, parents and students will be able to log back into their application account to see whether students have been accepted into the Choice Program.
For additional information on Magnet programs, contact Dawne Whitley at 738.3248 or on
Expanded Choice, contact Roger Wiley at 738.3265.
Schools will host information meetings throughout the month of January. See the schedule below. See a printable version here.