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Thank you for your interest in Richland School District Two, the district of choice where every school is an excellent choice! Richland Two strives to be the premier school district – a learning and working environment where all partners are committed to creating, sustaining and investing in a culture and environment of excellence and where all are afforded the opportunity to maximize their gifts and talents as they pursue their pathway to purpose.
Our strong history of providing excellent programs in academics, athletics, arts and extracurricular activities, continues with student success at the heart of our work. Our framework, The Four Squares to Success: Learning, Character, Community and Joy, is stronger than ever. Learning is the cornerstone on which all that we do in Richland Two is built. Character is a building block to a great education. We value the power of working with our entire community – parents, residents, businesses, faith-based organizations, government entities, and elected officials (partners). What is success without celebration? Sharing in the joy of a job well done promotes future success. The Four Squares are our core values.
We offer an array of magnet programs from science and technology to leadership and entrepreneurial pursuits and more. Students enrolled in the AVID Early College can earn an associate degree while in high school without paying tuition. We utilize the latest technology to support student learning, including a 1TWO1 student computing initiative for all students in Grades 3–12. Our facilities are state-of-the-art. Richland Two leads the state in National Board Certified Teachers. Our 2017 graduates earned more than $116 million in scholarship offers. We have repeatedly been honored for our financial management. We routinely have students and staff win top state and national awards in their areas of expertise.
As I graciously accept the Richland Two Torch of Leadership passed forward to me, I pledge to be a source of support, encouragement and guidance. I will work tirelessly to foster a professional but family orientated culture and environment that is committed to excellence without compromise. I recognize, however, that the most difficult work is not in achieving excellence — it is sustaining excellence. I have supreme confidence in the collective leadership of this district to do just that.
I encourage you to visit our schools and get to know our staff. Please check the district and school websites often for the latest information and news to help you stay informed and up-to-date. We are “fueling the flame” of excellence in Richland School District Two, the district of choice, where every school is an excellent choice!
Baron R. Davis, Ph.D.