Richards Middle School - RCH

International Baccalaureate Programme

This magnet program provides transportation!

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a program of advanced study in all core academic areas designed to meet the educational needs of high-ability and high-achieving students. IB includes foreign language instruction during each year of the program. Along with enrichment area studies such as music, art, and technology, IB emphasizes the connectivity of all areas. As the name suggests, the IB program is used in countries around the globe. In the Muscogee County School District, three schools are IB schools: Clubview Elementary, Richards Middle, and Hardaway High. These schools enable a student to enjoy a total IB educational experience while attending elementary and middle schools on the same campus with the high school a few blocks away. However, students from any elementary school may apply for entry into the Richards IB program.  Our goal is to prepare students for any high school’s advanced instruction.

Click on the image below for the Virtual Open House that will give you detailed information about Richards Middle School and the magnet program it has to offer.

Magnet Timeline

Richards Middle School



November 6, 2023      Online Magnet Application opens at 8:00 AM

November 14, 2023     IB GALA (Magnet Open House) 6:00 PM in the Gym

Various Dates              IB Test Dates (see below)

February 16, 2024       Online Magnet Application closes at 5:00 PM

March 8, 2024             Email of acceptance, waitlisted, or denial will be sent.

March 15, 2024           Final decision of magnet program choice by 11:59 PM.


IB Test Dates    

Test will be conducted in the cafeteria (back of school off Nancy St).  The doors will open at 8:30 AM and the test will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and conclude at 10:15 AM

        December 2, 2023

        December 9, 2023    

        January 20, 2024   

        January 27, 2024

        February 3, 2024

Special Accommodations:

If your child has an IEP or 504, please indicate testing accommodations required in the application. You will be contacted to coordinate a date and time for your student to test with your child’s accommodations.

Testing Materials Requirements:

No Chromebooks are required. Students will take the written entrance exam on paper. All material will be provided.

  Students must complete the online application prior to testing. Parents/Guardians may change child’s testing date by reopening the application, select a new date, then resubmit the application in order for that change to take affect.

Program Contact Form

Ask A Coordinator
Kimberly Casleton, Coordinator - 706-569-3697


Entrance Exam Dates
Dec 2, 2023 - 9:00 AM
Dec 9, 2023 - 9:00 AM
Jan 20, 2024 - 9:00 AM
Jan 27, 2024 - 9:00 AM
Feb 3, 2024 - 9:00 AM

Richards Middle School Contact Form