WATCH: What to Know for Back-to-School

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The kids are struggling to get out of bed and the school buses are rolling out.

That means it’s back-to-school in the Midlands.

Here’s who’s heading back to class:


  • Richland County School District One
  • Lexington County School District One
  • Newberry County Schools
  • Kershaw County School District
  • Orangeburg School District Three
  • Orangeburg School District Four
  • Orangeburg School District Five
  • Fairfield County School District
  • Sumter School District
  • Clarendon School District One
  • Clarendon School District Two


  • Lexington School District Four


  • Richland County School District Two
  • Lexington-Richland School District Five


  • University of South Carolina

The kids will also be busy after the school bell rings.

Registration for the City of Columbia’s After-School Programs is now open.

Kids have a chance to get out all of that after school energy by playing sports, games, creating arts and crafts and even going on field trips.

Programs start Monday, and will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, during the school calendar year.

Children must be between ages 6-12 as of July 19 to participate.

The cost for the program is $30 per week, per child. Snacks will be provided. Special activities may include an additional fee.

All payments are to be made at the site of the participant’s program. Each week’s fees are due prior to the participant’s week of care.

After-School Locations

Edisto Park

Emily Douglas Park (Teen Program Grades 6th -8th)

Greenview Park

Hampton Park

Hyatt Park

Heathwood Park

Melrose Park

Sims Park

Woodland Park

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 or visit


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