Palmetto Center for the Arts is the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet for Richland School District Two. The program, which includes dance, music, theatre and visual arts, is nationally recognized as a National School of Distinction in Arts Education by the John F. Kennedy Center and is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Creative Ticket Award for outstanding achievement in arts education. PCA offers students an innovative, challenging and comprehensive curriculum in both the arts and academics, along with the competitive edge to enter top-level colleges, universities or conservatories. In addition, all PCA students are enrolled in the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and may pursue and IB Diploma. PCA Admission is by audition and open to rising freshmen who have at least a "C" average and rising 10th grade transfer students.