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  • Richland One’s outstanding magnet programs offer unique learning experiences for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Richland One’s diverse magnet programs include Montessori Programs, Career Magnets, Language Immersion Program, Medical Magnet Academy, Health Sciences Magnet, Richland One Middle College and the Virtual School Program.

    Richland One students are assigned to schools according to where they live. They may apply to a magnet program within the district through the choice program. All students who live in Richland One’s attendance zone are eligible for admission to our magnet programs, unless the program is designated as one that is zoned for certain attendance areas.

    Admission is based on successful completion of the application process, which may include attending an information session, meeting qualifying criteria and completing an application. Upon acceptance, students must transfer to the school chosen. Transportation is provided for the district career and language immersion magnet programs, the Montessori elementary zoned programs and the Montessori middle school program. For all other choice programs, students must provide their own transportation.d One will implement a new district-wide online application for admission into our magnet programs. A computerized random selection process (lottery) is used when there are more students and families interested in a particular magnet program than there are slots available. Families will be notified in February 2021 if they are selected for their magnet program of choice.

    For questions regarding a specific magnet program, go to the respective program's webpage to find the coordinator's contact information. 

    For general questions (ie. application portal), contact Dr. Erica Fields at 803-231-6799 or erica.fields@richlandone.org. 



    Round 2 of Magnet Program Applications


    • Richland One is now accepting applications for its Career Magnet Programs and the Language Immersion Program. The Round 2 application period for these choice programs will be open until April 30.


      Families interested in applying for slots for the 2020-2021 school year can sign up for a virtual parent information session at www.richlandone.org/choice. The sessions will be held in March and April. Parents must attend one of the information sessions to apply to enroll their children in one of the programs, which are open to all Richland One students regardless of their school attendance zone.


      Richland One’s Language Immersion Program is accepting students into its French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese programs for students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade. The district’s Career Magnet Programs offer elementary, middle and high school students unique leadership and academic opportunities and experiences. For more information about a specific magnet program, parents should contact the school at which it is based.




      Bradley Elementary School: 2021-2022 School Year

      Round 2 Career Awareness Magnet Virtual
      Parent Information Sessions

      Phone Number: (803) 738-7200





    W.G. Sanders Middle School: 2021-2022 School Year

    Round 2 Career Exploration Magnet
    Virtual Parent Information Sessions

    NOTE: Slots available for students in grades 6 and 8.
    Grade 7 is full for next year.

    Phone Number: (803) 738-7575





    W.J. Keenan High School: 2021-2022 School Year

    Round 2 Career Preparation Magnet
    Virtual Parent Information Sessions

    NOTE: Slots open in Hospitality/Tourism and Government/
    Entrepreneurship for grades 9-11 and in Engineering for grades 9-12

    Phone Number: (803) 714-2500






    Carver-Lyon Elementary School: 2021-2022 School Year

    Round 2 Language Immersion Program
    Virtual Parent Information Sessions

    Phone Number: (803) 343-2900



    Apply to a Richland One Magnet Program here:



    Click here to view and print the 2020 Magnet Programs Brochure Update! (PDF)



    Click the magnets below for program information, to chat live with program staff and sign up for an upcoming parent information session. 

    Elementary School Level



    Career Awareness Magnet




    Language Immersion



     Middle School Level      


    Career Exploration Magnet

     medica magnet

    Medical Magnet


    Montessori Middle Level


    High School Level


    career explore

    Career Preparation Magnet

    health science

    Health Sciences Magnet 


    Richland One
    Middle College


    Virtual School Program