Recent News

21st CLC Afterschool Program Start Date Set
09/24/2020
Florence School District 3’s 21st CCLC afterschool programs at Main Street Elementary School, Olanta Magnet School, Ronald E. McNair Junior High School and J. Paul Truluck Magnet School for the 2020-2021 school year will begin October 5.
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Thanks to FSD3 Desk Donors
09/16/2020
Florence School District 3 thanks the businesses, individuals and organizations that donated to the student desk initiative. Through your generosity, FSD3 was able to help parents create learning spaces in their homes for their children.
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Meals Available for Virtual Students
09/01/2020
Florence School District 3 will provide free grab and go breakfast and lunch meals district students 18 years old and under as well as students with disabilities up to age 21 who choose virtual instruction.
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FSD3 Schedules Virtual Academy Meetings
08/18/2020
Florence School District 3 elementary schools (4K – 6th grade) will host virtual parent/student meetings to share important information and resources for students registered for virtual learning for the 2020-2021 school year. The meetings will be held twice daily at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. August 24-28.
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Wilson Selected 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year
08/17/2020
A sixth- through eighth-grade STEM Project Lead the Way Instructor who believes teachers are most effective when they building relationships based on trust and understanding has been named Florence School District 3’s Teacher of the Year.
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FSD3 Releases Return to Learn Plan Video
08/07/2020
Florence School District 3 has released a "Return to Learn" video ahead of the the September 8 opening of schools.
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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.