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Richland School District Two is a suburban school district located in Northeast Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina. This premier district serves more than 27,000 students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Richland Two has 41 schools and centers: 20 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools, four magnet centers, a child development center, alternative school, student innovation center, adult education center, and charter high school. Over 61 different languages are spoken by students. Full-day kindergarten and preschool classes for children ages 4 to 5 are available at every elementary school. An extended-day, after-school program is provided for a nominal fee at all elementary and middle schools.
Richland Two is proud of its record of state and national achievements. We are one of only three districts in South Carolina and 250 nationwide to be placed on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll by the College Board. To earn this distinction, Richland Two had to, since 2017, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
We are the district of choice, where every school is an excellent choice. Here students have 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. Richland Two has 17 magnet programs that have earned national certification from Magnet Schools of America. Eight programs have earned recognition as Magnet Schools of America Demonstration Schools, a designation achieved by only 36 programs across the country. Richland Two was awarded a $1.3 million grant by the National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI). The grant, funded by the US Department of Defense, provides the district with the resources to implement NMSI’s College Readiness Program in high schools with the majority of children from military families serving at Fort Jackson.
In addition to giving students a solid foundation in mathematics, English and the sciences, Richland Two has award-winning programs in athletics and the fine arts. Students are urged to develop their creativity in orchestra, drama, painting, drawing, dance, sculpture, photography and music.
Richland Two is an ardent supporter of military families and recognizes the sacrifices service members make for our country. Our district has a dedicated Military Community Liaison, Kelsie Carter, whose job is to strengthen the district’s relationship with the greater military community. Richland Two is one of only three school districts in the state to be named a Purple Star School District for its significant commitment to welcome and support military families. The designation is reserved for districts that have an assigned liaison; a website specifically for military families; adhere to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3); ensures that transfer students can participate in district activities; and provides specialized training for school counselors, staff and administrators.
In recognition of his advocacy for military families, Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis was selected to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) 94. The JCOC is a US Secretary of Defense sponsored, five-day public liaison program. JCOC 94 gives business and community leaders an opportunity to fully immerse in gaining a better understanding of the military. Participants visit multiple military installations to learn about the capabilities, training, mission performance, joint operations, and technology utilization of each Service.
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