This year our district will not charge students a fee to attend extended year/summer school programs when they begin the program. Summer school will run June 5-July 20, 2017. However, schools will be allowed to turn off access to Edgenuity and charge a fee ($50) to reinstate access for students who are not working and staying on track to complete assigned work.
Schools are asked to inform students and parents of the three (3) following points :
§ Students are not being charged a fee, but all student work must be completed by the set program deadline or the student’s access to Edgenuity will be turned off.
§ If a student has not completed the assigned work by the deadline, he/she will have to pay a $50 fee to be allowed access back to Edgenuity.
§ If the student does not complete the assigned work during extended/summer school, he/she will have to retake the course in the Fall.
The Lower Richland High School All Girls Engineering Camp is planned for June 26--30, 2017. The camp will host approximately 20 females in grades 9-12. It will start at 8:30am and end 2:30pm. The students will spend one week on campus and in the field exploring various Computer Engineering and Cybersecurity topics and practices. Students will use the Raspberry Pi a credit-card sized computer that serves as a tool for teaching the fundamentals of computer science . They will explore Virtual Cybersecurity situations and simulations. Only students that attend Lower Richland High School can particpate.
6th District Congressional Art Winner
Congratulations to Brianna Bradley (12th ) on being selected as the 2017 Congressional Art Winner for the Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina (Rep. James E. Clyburn). Her artwork (Human Nature) will hang in the United States Capitol in Washington, DC for one year as part of the National Congressional Exhibit. She and a guest will be transported by Mr. Clyburn to attend the unveiling ceremony as well as take a tour of the White House.
On Saturday, April 8th, students from across Columbia gathered at South Carolina Science Academy to compete in the annual NAACP ACT-SO Columbia Competition. Students competed in academic disciplines including Humanities, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sciences and Business.
On Sunday, April 9th, the top students in each category were announced at an awards ceremony held at GMG Music Center. Among those students who received medals, were four (4) from Lower Richland High School. Those students are:
A a gold medalist, Aeriala Lane will represent Lower Richland High School AND the city of Columbia at the National ACT-SO Olympics being held this July 20th-24th in Baltimore, Maryland. There she will have an opportunity to compete for up to $5,000 in scholarship prizes.
District Mission Statement
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.
Lower Richland High Mission Statement
The mission of Lower Richland High School is to engage students in positive, productive, and innovative learning experiences in order to become successful, responsible, and competitive in a global and technological society.
We believe that..
Degrees and Certifications:
As I reflect on the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year, I am delighted to see that we have made great strides with student accomplishments. For the first academic quarter over half of our student body earned the distinction of being on the honor roll. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments, and I believe that we will continue to experience great success as we move towards the end of the school year!
We extend an invitation to our parents to visit the school to observe your child’s classroom or to have lunch. Also, we ask that you please continue to monitor your child’s grades as we want and expect every student to excel. Registration for the 2017-18 academic year will begin soon. For more information on your child’s schedule, or to express any concerns, please call the Guidance Department. Additionally, we will be implementing a larger scale of our Dual Enrollment program with Midlands Technical College next year. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to earn college credit while attending high school.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns. Happy holidays to you and your family!