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First Day of School & 7 Things Parents Should Know
08/17/2018
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 20, 2018. Here are seven things parents should know as we begin the 2018 school year.
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Main St. Elementary Awarded 21st Century Grant
08/10/2018
Main Street Elementary School of Arts in Florence County School District Three has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, a four-year, $183,700 federal grant awarded through the South Carolina Department of Education.
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Jennings Named FCSD3 Teacher of the Year
08/09/2018
A third-year English teacher, who almost called a courtroom his home as an attorney rather than a classroom as a teacher, has been named Florence County School District Three’s Teacher of the Year. Joshua Jennings, an English I, II, III and IV, and creative writing teacher at Lake City Early College High School, was named Teacher of the Year during the district’s annual Opening Ceremony Thursday welcoming back teachers for the new school year. He will represent FCSD3 in the State Teacher of the Year competition.
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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 Center 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 Technology, Leadership and Digital Communications – 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.