What are Choice Programs?
Richland One is committed to creating world-class instructional programs that provide unique learning opportunities for our students. Our choice programs are designed to meet the needs of each student and nurture students’ talents, interests and aptitudes, while we prepare them to live and work in a diverse global society.
The instructional focus of our choice programs is tied to each program’s distinctive course of study. Each program seeks to provide engaging, problem-based or project-based opportunities for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Interested students throughout the district are encouraged to apply for admission to the program of their choice. Traditionally, students are assigned to attend school according to where they live; however, all students who live in the Richland One attendance zone are eligible for admission to our choice programs, unless the program is designated as one that is zoned for certain attendance areas.
Admission is based on successful completion of the acceptance process, which may include attending an information session, meeting qualifying criteria and/or completing an application. Some choice programs have limited enrollment capacity. Upon acceptance, students must transfer to the school chosen. Transportation is provided for the district leadership 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.
For general questions related to Richland One’s Choice Programs, contact Dr. Eunice Williams at 803-231-6847.
For program-specific questions, please call the designated contact person listed for your program of interest.