Recent News

College Planning Session for Parents, Students
05/15/2020
Florence School District 3 and author, educator and college planning expert Mychal Wynn will host a free live virtual session Saturday, May 16, from 1-2 p.m. to explain to FSD3 parents and students how students can benefit from attending the upcoming middle school and high school College Planning Boot Camps.
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FSD3 to Hold Modified Graduation Ceremony
05/14/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold a modified in-person graduation ceremony in the gym at Lake City High School on Friday, June 5, following a senior parade.
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05/08/2020
Florence School District 3 has set up an online payment option for those who want to sponsor a Lake City High School senior. Sponsoring a senior for $30 helps provide a yard sign and banner for the school’s graduating seniors. The yard signs will be placed in the students’s yards for display. The banners will be displayed on the fence at Lake City High. Following graduation, the banners will be given to the students.
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JCL Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program
05/04/2020
J. C. Lynch Elementary announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch.
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Burgess Selected as FSD3 Interim Director of College and Career Readiness
04/27/2020
Leon Burgess has been named Florence School District 3’s Interim Director of College and Career Readiness.
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04/22/2020
Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday, April 22, that South Carolina schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year due to safety concerns the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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 6-10. 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 One 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.