The Challenger Learning Center of Richland County School District One is an aerospace-themed educational program designed to provide interactive learning experiences, integrating science and math curricula with information and technology. Through various simulations, scenarios, and activities we offer, students develop skills in decision making, teamwork, problem solving, and communication.
Our mission is to create a scientifically literate population with the skills needed for success in the 21st century.
We follow Richland One’s calendar.
Summer Camp Scholarship Information:
Target is offering Field Trip Grants!
Application is available online from August 1 to October 1!
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Limited Edition Solar Eclipse T-Shirts!
S, M, L, & XL currently available in our gift shop!
Extended sizes will be available this summer!
We do NOT issue refunds through PayPal.
(We can issue refunds with a check, which usually takes a few weeks to process.)
make payment to “Challenger@richlandone.org”
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Teachers! Use Donors Choose to fund your field trip!
You can submit a Special Request Project to receive funding
that can be used to pay for your field trip to Challenger Learning Center!
Click the logo above or HERE for more details.
Have questions about requesting funding? Click HERE for answers!
The Challenger Learning Center of RCSD1
2600A Barhamville Road, Columbia, SC 29204
tel: (803) 929-3951 fax: (803) 929-3959
Richland County School District One
1616 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
tel: (803) 231-7000
As a leader in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, Challenger Center and its international network of more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers use space-themed simulated learning environments to engage students in dynamic, hands-on opportunities. These experiences strengthen knowledge in STEM subjects and inspire students to pursue careers in these important fields. The Challenger Learning Center of Richland County School District One is part of the global network that reaches hundreds of thousands of students and tens of thousands of teachers each year. Founded in 1986, Challenger Center was created to honor the crew of shuttle flight STS-51L. To learn more, visit www.challenger.org.