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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. 

      Important Choice Dates: 

    • Virtual Magnet Fair: Thursday, December 9th @ 6:00p.m. 
    • Round One Applications: 
      • Opens: Monday, December 13, 2021
      • Closes: Monday, January 31, 2022

     Click here to view and print the Magnet Programs Brochure! (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