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Richland One to Hold Virtual Magnet Fair December 3


Richland One’s outstanding magnet programs offer unique learning experiences for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. On December 3 from 5:30-7 p.m., the district will showcase those programs during its first-ever Virtual Magnet Fair.


During the online event, attendees will receive information about the various magnet programs, chat live with program staff in real time and sign up for an upcoming parent information session.


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. Information about the district’s pre-kindergarten programs also will be available during the Virtual Magnet Fair.


“Whether it’s learning a second language, getting a head start on high-demand job skills, taking classes online or on a college campus, Richland One’s magnet programs offer students a wide array of learning experiences in traditional and non-traditional settings,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “This virtual fair is a great opportunity for parents to learn more about programs that they’ve always been curious about or they think might be a good fit for their child.”

Parents can start registering now for the fair at With a few exceptions, Richland One’s magnet programs are open to students throughout the district regardless of their school attendance zone.


Key dates for the magnet program enrollment period include the following:

o Parent Information Sessions: December 7-11

o Round 1 Applications Open: December 14, 2020

o Round 1 Applications Close: February 1, 2021

o Lottery Decisions: February 2021