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We are glad you are interested in applying for one of the outstanding magnet programs offered by Richland School District One.

Richland One students are assigned to schools according to where they live. They may apply to attend a magnet program within the district. All students who live in Richland One’s attendance zone are eligible for admission to our magnet programs, unless the program is designated as one that is zoned for certain attendance areas.

Admission is based on successful completion of the application process, which may include attending an information session, meeting qualifying criteria and completing an application. Upon acceptance, students must transfer to the school chosen.

Participating Magnet Programs

  1. Montessori Programs
  2. Career Magnets
  3. Language Immersion
  4. Medical Magnet Academy *
  5. Health Sciences Magnet *
  6. Richland One Middle College *
  7. Virtual School Program **

*Denotes programs in which applications may be accepted through July 25, 2021 or later.

**The Virtual School Program will accept applications through January 15, 2021 for students applying 2nd semester (Jan-June 2021). The application window will reopen in April for those registering for the 2021 Fall semester.


Key Dates for Magnet Programs: Montessori, Career Magnets and Language Immersion Program

  • Round One applications open: December 14, 2020
  • Round One applications close: February 1, 2021
  • Round One lottery and acceptance notification: March 2021

Note: You must attend a Parent Information Session before applying for a Richland One Magnet Program.



Phase I
Submit Application
(Due February 1, 2021)
After attending a parent information session, parents may submit a Magnet application to the school for which you are applying. Round Open applications open December 14, 2020.
Phase II
Begin Lottery Process
A computerized random selection process (lottery) is used when there are more students and families interested in a particular magnet program than there are slots available. Families will be notified in February 2020 if they are selected for their magnet program of choice.
Phase III
Parent/Guardian Notification and Acceptance
(February 2021)

Notification letters will be mailed to parents:

  • If accepted into a magnet, parents must accept their child’s slot by the deadline outlined in the notification letter.
  • Students who do not receive in their first-choice magnet will be placed on the waitlist for that magnet program.