Welcome to Spring Valley Magnet Programs!

Spring Valley High School

Dr. Michelle Wyatt
Director of Magnet Programs
Spring Valley High School
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229

803.699.3500 ext. 69208

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For 45 years Spring Valley High School has demonstrated a commitment to cultivating, energizing, and graduating high-achieving high school graduates. Spring Valley offers freshmen two distinct Magnet options: Discovery and Explorations.  Each program offers a unique opportunity to excel. 


Geared towards students currently enrolled in Algebra I or Geometry (in eighth grade), Discovery is an AP/Honors program for students with motivation, interest, aptitude, and commitment to academic success.  This program offers students unique opportunities in the fields of science and mathematics, including individual research projects culminating in the opportunity to present research results at regional, national, and/or international competitions. 

Goal: Development of the TOTAL SCHOLAR


Geared towards students currently enrolled in Pre-Algebra or Algebra I (in eighth grade), Explorations is a College-Prep program designed to assist the motivated college-prep student by using problem-based learning, science and math classes infused with technology, labs, computer applications and a culminating 200 hour internship experience.

GoalApplication of problem-solving learning skills across the curriculum

For more information contact:
Dr. Michelle Wyatt, 
Director of Magnet Programs  
(803) 699-3500 x69208 or  mwyatt@richland2.org

Upcoming Events
3/4/17-Discovery Research Symposium@SVHS
3/8/17-Discovery & Explorations Poster Session from 8:00-9:25 am in the Spring Valley Multipurpose Room.  All are welcome!
3/10/17-USC Region II Science and Engineering Fair@Carolina Coliseum
3/19/17-Awards Ceremony for USC Science Fair
3/25/17-SCJAS@Coastal Carolina
3/27/17-Magnet applicants can log into their Choice account and see their status
4/23-4/24/17-Sophomore Magnet field trip to Asheville, NC

Discovery students excelled at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) held at USC on Jnauary 20th, 2017.  Out of almost 90 presentations, our Discovery students earned three of the top five overall places: Jenning Chen (2nd overall), Wenxin Fan (4th overall), and Ishita Kapoor (5th overall). These students will travel to the National JSHS in San Diego, CA in April. Sarah Mott (3rd in her session) and Sarayu Das were chosen as semi-finalists based on their written research papers. In other sessions, Vinita Cheepurupalli earned first place, while Sreya Varanasi and Lisa Qu earned second place in their respective sessions.

Spring Valley High School houses the Magnet Science, Mathematics and Technology Programs for Richland School District II in Columbia, SC. These programs are members of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools for Math, Science and Technology. The two divisions of the Magnet Program are Discovery (Honors level math & science classes) and Explorations (College Prep level math & science classes).  Please explore these pages and learn more about our magnet programs!