District Five will hold virtual Magnet Fair

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold a virtual Magnet Fair on Thursday, November 12, 2020 giving families an opportunity to explore magnet offerings in the district.

The virtual event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and features a wide variety of programs, including 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. The event will also include information on the Escolares Academic pathway from elementary to high school talented and gifted students. Each of the district’s magnet schools/programs will have a virtual booth to showcase what their program has to offer.

School District Five Magnet Director Sara Wheeler said, “Although the event will look different this year, it is important for us to still host the event because magnet schools and programs have become an integral part of School District Five. 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 district families and the community aware of the outstanding opportunities we have available.”

During the virtual event, participants will have access to a “Live Chat” feature for school representatives to answer questions in real time. Event registration opens October 22. Further details regarding the event registration will be shared by the district and schools at a later date.

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

Information on these schools can be found by going to www.lexrich5.org/magnetfair.