Our Program

  • Through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Aerospace opportunities, students in the Richland One BLAST (Building Lasting Aerospace STEAM Trajectories) Magnet Program at Watkins- Nance Elementary School will have unique opportunities to increase their science, technology, engineering and math skills while building awareness for aerospace. A rigorous, fast-paced curriculum challenges students from kindergarten through fifth grade to achieve high levels of engagement and success through our project-based learning units built upon South Carolina state standards. The program is available by application and lottery selection. Please attend one of the information sessions listed below or contact our Magnet Lead for more information:


    Stephanie Long, Magnet Lead Teacher



  • How Can I Enroll My Child? :

    Applications for the 2023-2024 school year open December 12, 2022 and close January 31, 2023 for Round 1 lottery consideration.

    Learn more about our program at: https://www.richlandone.org/choice

  • To apply for the Blast/Aerospace Magnet Program at Watkins-Nance Elementary:

    1. Complete the online application

    2. Join us at one of our REQUIRED in-person or virtual information sessions:


    Online/virtual: Click Here to join at one of these dates/times:

    January 12, 2023 @5:30pm

    January 18, 2023 @12:00pm

    January 24, 2023 @8:30am

    January 26, 2023 @1:00pm


    In person:

    January 10, 2023 @5:30pm

    January 11, 2023 @12:00pm

    January 19, 2023 @1:00pm

    January 25, 2023 @ 8:30am

    January 31, 2023 @ 5:00pm

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