Recent News

Second Semester Changes
01/22/2021
In an effort to ensure that all FSD3 students get the best we can give them during this pandemic, we sent out a survey to parents to determine what mode of learning they felt their children need for second semester. Based on the results of that survey, FSD3 has revamped individual school plans so that schools can honor the requests of parents.
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Watch Community MLK Day Program
01/20/2021
You can watch a recording of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day program hosted by CommUnity Organization and Florence School District 3 on Zoon Monday, January 18.
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Magnet Applications Accepted for 2021-2022
01/20/2021
Florence County School District Three’s two magnet schools are now accepting student applications for the 2021-2022 school year. The application window is now open and will remain open through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021. The online application is available online at https://florence3.novuschoice.com/.
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FSD3 to Remain Virtual Through Jan. 29
01/14/2021
Florence County School District3's board of trustees voted Wednesday to extend virtual instruction for students until January 29 due to the high number of COVID cases and exposures in the area and among staff and students.
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Take the FSD3 Title I Survey
01/13/2021
Florence School District Three is seeking input from all stakeholders for the purpose of evaluating the 2020-2021 Title I School-wide Plan, as well as, identifying needs to begin the planning process of the 2021-2022 school year.
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Called Board Meeting for Jan. 13
01/12/2021
Florence School District 3 Board of Trustees will hold a virtual called meeting of the at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13. The meeting agenda can be found at https://florence.schoolboard.net/ under “Upcoming Events.”
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About US

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.