Richland Two Charter School to close in June

February 23, 2021

On February 15, 2021, the Richland Two Charter School Board of Trustees met and voted to close the Richland Two Charter School. The school will continue to provide services to students through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The final day for students will be June 11 and the school will cease operations on June 30, 2021.

The board made the difficult but necessary vote to close the school after a review of finances, which indicated it would not be able to provide services at the level to which students and staff were accustomed. Non-graduating students will be transferred back to their zoned schools for the 2021-2022 school year.

The district is following school closure procedures as outlined in section four of the Richland Two Charter School Handbook. Per these procedures, Charter School interim Principal Allen Upchurch emailed parents on February 19 to share news of the board’s decision. Parents also received a call and text. Families and staff will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about support at a virtual parent meeting set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 25.

Families are encouraged to discuss the closure with students, and questions should be directed to Allen H. Upchurch at (803) 419-1348 extension 21507 or [email protected].

The Richland Two Charter High School was founded in 2010 for students looking for a modern approach to their high school learning experience. Students at the Charter School complete work through a digital learning management system, meet daily with core teachers in English, Mathematics, and Science, and follow a morning or afternoon attendance schedule to meet their individual needs. In 2013, the Charter School opened its doors to students in the ninth through 12th grade. In 2017, the Charter School moved to its current location at the Anna Boyd School building after sharing space at the W.R. Rogers Adult and Continuing Education Center since 2010.