Military Family Support
Richland Two is a suburban school district located in the midlands region of South Carolina and is one of the state’s fastest-growing districts. It has garnered national and state recognitions for academic and overall excellence, including National Blue Ribbon Schools, Palmetto’s Finest Awards, Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards, Exemplary Writing Awards and Red Carpet Awards. The district ranks second in the state in the number of national board certified teachers. The student population is a mix of ethnic cultures and socio-economic strata.
Nearly 13 percent of the district’s more than 27,000 students are military connected, with either a parent/guardian serving actively in the armed forces or working for the military. Since 2011, Richland Two has received $3.2 million from the Department of Defense Education Activity to fund the “Victory Initiative.” The funds will impact 2,379 military connected students at Spears Creek Road Child Development Center, Anna Boyd School, Center for Achievement, Bookman Road, Bridge Creek, Catawba Trail, Lake Carolina, Polo Road, Pontiac, Rice Creek and Sandlapper elementary schools; Blythewood, Kelly Mill, Longleaf, and Summit Parkway middle schools; and Richland Northeast and Ridge View high schools.
The money will be used to create or bolster existing Student-2-Student activities, after-school and summer school programs for military students, a military handbook to help military children and their families transition into school culture and other programs. The District is bordered by schools in Fairfield County, Kershaw County and Richland School District One.
The district serves Fort Jackson, the nation’s largest military training facility. Click on the bold green links below for valuable information.