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School District Five to hold 'Magnet Fair' to showcase magnet programs

For Immediate Release -December 26, 2019


School District Five to hold ‘Magnet Fair’ to showcase magnet programs

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold its second Magnet Fair of the school year on January 9, 2020 giving families an opportunity to explore all 14 magnet program offerings in the district from elementary to high school.


The event at Irmo High School International School for the Arts from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. will feature a wide variety of programs, including four of the newest magnets implemented through a $13.7 million federal Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grant the district was awarded in September 2017.


School District Five Magnet Director Sara Wheeler said, "We were thrilled to have hundreds of people turn out for our Magnet Fair in November.  Magnet schools and programs have become an integral part of School District Five and the magnet fairs are a part of our effort to make the community 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, Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet, I AM Escolares at Irmo Middle School, STEM Magnet at Dutch Fork High School, Irmo High School International School for the Arts, International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-related Programmes at Irmo High School, and Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet.