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Richland One to Hold Magnet Choice Fair December 7


Richland One parents can learn about the district’s magnet choice programs and the unique opportunities they offer students during the Magnet Choice Fair on Thursday, December 7 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Crayton Middle School’s gymnasium (5000 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206).


This event will be the district’s first in-person Magnet Choice Fair since the COVID-19 pandemic. Families have until Wednesday, December 6 to register. Click here to access the registration form for the event.


Applications for students to enroll in magnet choice programs for the 2024-2025 school year will open December 11. The application deadline is January 31, 2024.


Richland One’s magnet choice programs offer unique learning experiences for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The district’s programs include BLAST (Building Lasting Aerospace and STEAM Trajectories) aerospace and national defense, Montessori, language immersion, Medical Magnet Academy, Health Sciences Magnet, Richland One Middle College, career magnets and virtual school programs for students in grades K-5 and 6-12.


Richland One students are assigned to schools according to where they live. Parents may apply to enroll their children in 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 the district’s magnet choice 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 and meeting qualifying criteria. Additionally, some programs are lottery-based, which means that applying for a program does not guarantee admission.


To learn more about Richland One’s magnet choice programs, go to