Lexington-Richland 5 magnet school expansion gets boost

Columbia - The StateSeptember 27, 2013 

— Lexington-Richland 5 magnet school expansion gets boost

Five schools in the Irmo, Dutch Fork and St. Andrews areas are receiving $10.3 million in federal aid to expand magnet instruction.

The aid is going to three schools starting such instruction and two others planning to add it.

It will help Spring Hill High enhance its focus on such learning in five areas as well as develop an emphasis on international culture and business at irmo Middle and digital education at Seven Oaks Elementary.

The aid also will help add environmental science at Dutch Fork Elementary and expand performing arts at Irmo High.

It will let school offer new choices “to make their students successful in school and future careers,” Superintendent Stephen Hefner said.

Such schools are called magnets for attracting students from across the community.

Supporters said magnet instruction makes students more collaborative and creative.

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