Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold the first of two Magnet Fairs November 7 giving families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools. 

The event at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies from 5:30 pm to 7 pm will feature a variety of programs, including four of the newest magnets that are being implemented through a $13.7 million federal Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grant the district was awarded in September 2017. A second Magnet Fair will be held January 9 at the Irmo High School International School for the Arts from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

“Magnet schools and programs have become an integral part of School District Five,” School District Five Magnet Director Sara Wheeler said. “Our community expects quality choices that help make students successful in school and in future careers. The magnet fairs are a part of our effort to make families in the district aware of the outstanding opportunities we have available.”

The district’s magnet programs include: Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Sciences, H.E. Corley Elementary School Montessori Magnet and Leadership Magnet, Escolares Academy at Harbison West Elementary School, Leaphart Elementary School STEAM Magnet, Nursery Road Elementary School Arts Magnet, Seven Oaks Elementary School MEDIA Magnet, STEM program at Dutch Fork High School, Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet, Irmo High School International School for the Arts, International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-related Programme at Irmo High School, Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet. 

Information on these schools will be available at the Magnet Fairs and at upcoming Magnet Information nights.