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In 1991 Richland Two introduced its first magnet, The Learning Collaborative (TLC), a program for motivated and high-achieving students at Dent Middle School. Over the course of the past 20 years, the magnet offerings have grown to 39 unique and dynamic programs aimed at engaging all types of learners. Four of those programs are part of the STEAMM Med Pro 21 under the 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant. The newest program offering is the Computer Science Immersion magnet at Sandlapper Elementary.

For more information including frequently asked questions and a schedule of school information nights, please visit the Choice Program page. Watch a short informational video about each program on the Richland Two YouTube channel. Using the online Choice Application, parents may apply each January and May for placement that will take effect the following school year.

You may see emblems beside some magnet programs and/or centers name. These programs have been recognized by Magnet Schools of America. Here is a guideline to each emblem:

  • National Demonstration Schools Logo These magnets are identified as National Demonstration Schools or Nationally Certified Magnet Schools. There are currently only 15 National Demonstration Schools in the county.  
  • Merit Award from Magnet Schools of America RecipientThese magnet programs received Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America.