• Career Exploration Magnet Program

  • Program Description:

    explore Middle school students in the Richland One Career Exploration Magnet Program have multiple opportunities to explore various careers pathways through academic and leadership development. Through a rigorous, fast-paced curriculum, students achieve high levels of engagement and success through our project-based learning units that are built around South Carolina state standards.

    Each day, students make meaningful connections between what they are learning in class and the world around them. W.G. Sanders is a Leader in Me School, and students are given multiple opportunities to serve in leadership capacities in their communities, school and country.

    From touring our nation’s capital to participating in entrepreneurship tours on Wall Street, to spending two days in leadership retreats geared just for middle schoolers, our students are on the go and making connections to the world around them. Ongoing parent involvement through workshops and programs is highly encouraged for students participating in the magnet program.

    Secondary Pathway: Eighth-grade Career Exploration students will automatically be enrolled as freshmen in one of the four Career Academies at W.J. Keenan High School.

  • Parent Information Sessions:

    W.G. Sanders Middle Career Magnet (We still have openings for Rising 6th and 8th grades)

    Microsoft Teams meeting.  Join on your computer or mobile app.


    Thursday ,March 18,2021     2:30pm - 3:00pm    Click here to join the meeting

    Tuesday, March 23,2021-   6:30pm- 7:00 pm      Click here to join the meeting

    Thursday, March 25,2021   5:00 pm--5:30pm      Click here to join the meeting

    Tuesday , March 30 ,2021 10:00am- 10:30 am    Click here to join the meeting

    Wednesday, April 14,2021 10:00 am- 10:30 am   Click here to join the meeting

    Monday, April 19,2021       5:00 pm -5:30 pm      Click here to join the meeting

    Thursday, April 22,2021    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm      Click here to join the meeting


    Program Location: W.G. Sanders Middle School

    Program Type: School-within-a-school model

    Grades: 6-8

    Eligibility Criteria: Open to all Richland One students

    Student Selection Method: Lottery

    Enrollment Capacity: 60 slots per grade level (6-8)

    Bus Transportation: Provided for all students

    Contact: Ronda Steadman, lead teacher, (803) 738-7915; Andrenna Smith, principal, (803) 738-7575