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RICHLAND TWO WELCOMES PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO VIRTUAL CHOICE FAIR FEATURING MAGNET PROGRAMS

10/29/2021

Richland School District Two will host a Virtual Choice Fair featuring Magnet Programs to provide families information about all schools and centers in the district. The Virtual Choice Fair is November 30 for elementary schools and December 1 for middle and high schools from 5-7 p.m. each day. 


 During this Virtual Choice Fair, students and parents will learn about schools and programs in a Virtual Exhibition Hall and have access to videos and brochures on each school. Parents should note, the R2eSchool is now a Choice option.  Information will also be available for district programs such as the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) Student Innovation Center and the Richland Two AVID Early College. An informational video on how to navigate the online application will also be available. To register for the Virtual Choice Fair, visit https://rsd2choice.vfairs.com/
 
Since 1991, students in Richland Two have been given the opportunity to learn in schools beyond their residentially zoned school. Through the Choice program, they may apply to attend another school or magnet program within the district. Parents may apply electronically each December or May for placement that will take effect the following school year. Only students residentially zoned for Richland Two are eligible to apply and participate. Parents and/or guardians must provide transportation for all Choice options.
 
The Choice I application window opens Dec. 13, 2021 and closes Jan. 26, 2022. Families may apply online at www.richland2.org/choice
 
Richland Two offers a variety of Choice and Magnet themes that include: collaboration, leadership, dual language immersion, exercise physiology and sports medicine, Montessori, single gender, STEM, STEAM, STEAM+Medical, zoological and botanical sciences, fine arts, International Baccalaureate, business and law, business and economics, civic engagement and much more. Fourteen magnets are schoolwide, meaning all students participate. Twenty-two magnets are School-within-a-School, meaning smaller groups of students participate. There are also four elementary magnet centers. 
 
Currently, Richland Two has 25 Nationally-Certified Magnet programs at 16 schools. Twelve have been designated as Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet schools for exceeding the criteria required to meet Magnet Schools of America National Standards of Excellence. Nationally certified magnet schools provide high-quality, innovative educational options to families and students that promote choice, diversity and academic excellence.
 
To learn more about Expanded Choice, contact Laura Simoneaux via email lsimoneaux@richland2.org or call 803.738.3314. For more information on Magnets, contact Valerie Williamson via email vwilliamson@richland2.org or call 803.462.7081.