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Congratulations, Class of 2021!



FSD3, Allen University Announce Partnership
06/17/2021
Allen University and Florence School District Three announce an academic support and community impact partnership. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) aims to increase accessibility to college-level arts and science programming, provide professional mentorship, and engaging enrichment and acceleration programming for students districtwide.
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June 2021 Trustees Meeting, Budget Session
06/15/2021
The Florence School District 3 Board of Trustees will hold a budget work session on Thursday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room located behind the district office. The Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m.
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FSD3 Providing Student Summer Meals
06/10/2021
Florence School District 3 will provide free breakfast and lunch meals that meet Federal nutrition guidelines to all students 18 and younger participating in school-based programs or activities in the district.
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Summer School Dates Set for 2021
05/26/2021
Florence School District 3 is offering students opportunities to attend summer camps which focus on the "Essential Learning Standards" at each grade level for both English/language arts and math.
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Online Student Registration Open March 1-June 30
05/25/2021
It’s time to register your child for 2021-2022 school year. All student registration must be completed online via the Power School Registration portal. The portal will open on Monday, March 1, and closes Wednesday, June 30.
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Dew Named Holocaust Educator of Excellence
05/21/2021
J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School teacher Dr. Sara Dew was named South Carolina Council on the Holocaust Educator of Excellence for 2021.
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Florence School District 3, located in lower Florence County, is the second largest of the five school districts in the county. The district is at the midpoint between Columbia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - approximately 65 miles east of Columbia and 65 miles west of Myrtle Beach.

The district is home to many well-known graduates, such as Challenger astronaut and physicist Dr. Ronald E. McNair, as well as many doctors, lawyers, educators, judges and business leaders.

A 9-member Board of Trustees, elected from seven single-member districts, governs the school district.

As part FSD3’s school choice initiative, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year schools will undergo name changes and areas of specific focus. Name changes and grade offerings include:

  • Olanta Creative Arts & Science Magnet School – 4K-6
  • Lake City Early Childhood  School of Arts – 4K-2
  • Main Street Elementary School of Arts – 3-6
  • J.C. Lynch Elementary School of STEM – 4K-6
  • Scranton STEAM Academy – 4K-6
  • J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts & Science Magnet School – 6-11 (phase in grade 12)
  • Dr. Ronald E. McNair School of Digital Communication and Leadership – 7-8
  • Lake City Early College High School – 9-12

Olanta Creative Arts & Science Magnet School is open to students in grades K-6 and J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts & Science Magnet School is open to students in grades 6-11. Enrollment is open to both FCSD3 students and students from other school districts.

The 2019-2020 school year begins J.C. Lynch Elementary School's Montessori journey. JCL has five primary classrooms composed of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. with the 2020-2021 school year, JCL's 5-year-old students will transfer into first grade Montessori classrooms. 

Parents of students interested in attending either of the magnet schools must complete an application. Students will be selected for enrollment by a lottery system.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Florence School District 3 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. All district programs operate in compliance with the provisions of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other applicable civil rights laws. The Senior Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, has been designated to coordinate compliance in the provision of educational programs/services accessibility and the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Director of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate compliance in employment and related services.