Recent News

Register for Rock n’ Learn Academic Camps
06/29/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold summer camps which focus on the "Essential Learning Standards" at each grade level for both English Language Arts and Math.
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Boys and Girls Clubs Providing Summer Meals for Students
06/28/2020
The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is offering a summer food service program for youth 18 years old and younger on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 30 through July 31.
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Student Registration Deadline is June 30
06/25/2020
The deadline to register for the 2020-2021 school year until June 30. All student registration must be completed online via the Power School Registration portal.
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Olanta Magnet Awarded Arts Grant
06/16/2020
Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School has received a $7,400 grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission to purchase Wenger flipFORMS® to use in its multipurpose room for the school’s related arts classes.
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FSD3 Suspends Meal Deliveries and Pickups
06/14/2020
Out of an abundance of caution, Florence School District 3 is suspending its meal delivery and pickup services for students through the end of June after an employee involved in delivery of meals tested positive for COVID-19.
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Public Input Needed on Reopening Schools
06/10/2020
Florence School District 3 is seeking feedback from parents and guardians as the district plans for the reopening of schools in the fall.
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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-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 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.