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Lake City High's top 10 seniors
Lake City High Honors Top Students at Banquet
05/23/2018
Lake City High School recognized its top students during its annual academic banquet at Schoolhouse Restaurant on Tuesday, May 22. The banquet honors the top 10 seniors and the top five students in the freshman, sophomore and junior classes for their academic achievements. Each student receives a plaque and medallion commemorating their achievements.
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Retirees Recognized by FCSD3 Board of Trustees
05/18/2018
Florence County School District Three’s board of trustees honored 16 retiring employees Thursday, May 17, for their years of service to the district. The retirees represent a combined 416 years of experience.
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LCH’s Ackerman Awarded FMU Teaching Fellowship
05/18/2018
Cathryn Ackerman, a senior at Lake City High School, has been named a recipient of a 2018 Teaching Fellowship at Francis Marion University. The Teaching Fellowship, awarded by the Board of Directors of the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA), provides recipients with advanced enrichment programs, professional development opportunities throughout the state and Pee Dee area, involvement with South Carolina communities and businesses, and up to $6,000 annual fellowship funds for four years while completing a degree leading to teacher certification.
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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.