Our Schools

Choice Program

Richland School District Two students are assigned to schools based on their residential address, they may apply to a magnet school or another school within the district through the Choice program. This program offers parents and students residing in Richland District Two the opportunity to request permission to attend a school other than their residentially assigned school. Parents may apply electronically each January or May for placement that will take effect the following school year. Only students residentially zoned for Richland School District Two are eligible to apply and participate in a Richland Two Choice Program.

Key Choice II Dates to Remember

May 1, 2018: Choice II Application opens online
June 1, 2018: Choice II Application closes online
June 4-8, 2018: Middle School Interviews
Parents accept/decline Choice II offers online June 18-22, 2018

Richland Two offers a second round of application and selection for Expanded Choice and Magnet Programs. Click here for more information on Choice 2

OPEN Expanded Choice Schools with Lottery Selection in Choice II
Bookman Road Elementary
Catawba Trail Elementary
Lake Carolina Elementary Upper
Langford Elementary 
North Springs Elementary
Pontiac Elementary
Sandlapper Elementary
Muller Road Middle 

OPEN Schoolwide Magnet Program with Lottery Selection in Choice II
Conder Arts Integrated Arts Magnet School
Bridge Creek MED
Keels School for Entrepreneurial Leadership
SAiL at Rice Creek Elementary
Windsor Primary Years IB
EL Wright International Baccalaureate World School
Kelly Mill Med Pro
Westwood High iRed
Richland Northeast High IB World School
Open School within-a-School or Center magnets with Lottery Selection in Choice II

ACE at Lonnie B Nelson (Grades K, 1, 2, 3 only)
eLc at Forest Lake (Grade K, 4, 5 only)
CFI – Summit Parkway Campus (Wait list only — all grades)
CFK – on ELW Campus (Wait list only — all grades)
CFK – North on Muller Road Middle Campus (Grade 5 only)
CFA  Kelly Mill Campus (Call for more information)
Dual Language Immersion – Polo Road (Grade K only)
Montessori at Pontiac (Grades 1, 2, 3 only)
STEMS – North Springs (Grade K only)
Open school-within-a-school magnets with selective criteria in Choice II

Two Academies at Dent
            Girls – wait list only all grades
            Boys – grades 6, 7, 8
TLC at Dent (Grade 6, 7, 8)
Academy of Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine (Get Fit) at Summit Parkway (Grades 6, 7)
School of Design and Innovation (SIDI) at Summit Parkway (Grades 6, 7, 8)
School of Zoological and Botanical Studies (ZooBot) (Grades 7, 8 only)
INC at Kelly Mill (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Leadership at Muller (Wait list only — all grades)
Convergence Media at Richland Northeast (Grades 9, 10 only)
Horizon at Richland Northeast (Grade 9 only)
PCA at Richland Northeast
            Dance (Grades 9, 10)
            Band (Grade 9)
            Strings (Grade 9)
            Theatre (Grades 9, 10)
            Visual  Arts (Grades 9, 10)
BioHealth at Ridge View (Grade 9 only)
Allied Health at Ridge View (Grade 9 only)
The Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law at Ridge View (Grades 9, 10 only)
Studio D at Westwood (Grade 9, 10 only)
Magnets closed to Choice for all grade levels in Choice II
STEAM Leadership Academy at Killian
Forest Lake NASA Explorer School
LAW – Leadership at Wright
LEAP – Longleaf
Ridge View AiMS
Discovery – Spring Valley
Explorations – Spring Valley


Sibling Transfer Process

If you are trying to get a sibling approved for a school that a sibling is attending, you may not need to apply for Choice.  In order to use Sibling Transfer Request you must have a student at the school where you want the upcoming student to attend. (Sibling Transfer Form does not apply to Centers or SWS magnets.) The student that is enrolled at the requested school must be there at the same time the new student is attending their first year. You will need to do the following:

  • Download the Sibling Transfer Request Form.
  • Fill out the form and return it to the Districts Registrar’s Office by faxing the form to 803-738-7378.
  • The District Registrar’s Office will review, verify and communicate an approval or denial to the parent.


If you have questions about the Choice process, you may contact:

Roger Wiley, Choice: rwiley@richland2.org

Barbara Turner, Magnet Programs: baturner@richland2.org