Recent News

Congratulations, Class of 2021!



FSD3 Awarded Dollar General Literacy Grant
09/24/2021
Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Florence School District 3 a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy initiatives. This local grant award is part of more than $3 million in grants awarded this fall to nearly 760 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 46 states that Dollar General serves.
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Contact Info, Schedules for eLearning Day
09/22/2021
Below are student schedules as well as contact information for staff at each school for the September 24 eLearning day.
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FSD3 to Offer SMS Text Messaging Option
09/17/2021
Florence School District 3 is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication by allowing us to deliver important information to you via SMS text messaging. This service is not intended to replace our existing means of communication– rather it will enhance them.
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FSD3 Sets Meetings on COVID Safety Plan
09/10/2021
Florence School District 3 will host a series of virtual town hall meetings to share important information and updates to keep parents informed of safety procedures related to COVID-19.​
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Assistance for Lost P-EBT Cards
09/09/2021
The Department of Social Services is working to provide Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to qualifying children across South Carolina. All households with potentially eligible students are strongly encouraged to validate their address in the DSS P-EBT Address Portal on or before March 19.
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LCHS Awarded $175,000 Grant
09/09/2021
Lake City High School has been awarded a $175,000 grant by The Larch Foundation to benefit the school's college readiness program, marching band and athletic teams.
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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 – 6-12
  • 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.