Recent News

Weather Makeup Days - Updated
10/19/2018
The FCSD3 board of trustees approved Superintendent Laura Hickson’s recommendation to forgive the instructional day missed on October 11 due to weather concerns related to Hurricane Michael. The board also approved Mrs. Hickson’s recommendation that the April 19 make-up day be an early dismissal day for students.
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FCSD3 to Host College Informational Meeting
10/15/2018
Florence County School District Three is hosting a free college informational meeting for Lake City High School seniors and their parents to learn more about college preparation and application process, financial aid and other topics on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 10 a.m. in the board meeting room located behind the district office at 125 S. Blanding St., Lake City.
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Schools Closed Thursday (Oct. 11), Delayed Friday
10/10/2018
Due to the forecast of tropical storm force winds and the potential for flooding as a result of Hurricane Michael, Florence County School District Three will be closed Thursday, October 11, for students and employees whose contracts are 190 days or less. The district will also operate on a two hour delay for students on Friday, October 12. Employees should report at their normal times Friday. In addition, after-school programs that provide bus transportation for students are cancelled for today.
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About US

Florence County School District Three, 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 FCSD3’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-5
  • 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 – 6-9 (phase in grades 10-12)
  • 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-5 and J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts & Science Magnet School is open to students in grades 6-9. Enrollment is open to both FCSD3 students and students from other school districts.

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.