Recent News

Board Members Take Oath of Office
01/17/2019
Four newly-elected members and one re-elected member of the Florence County School District Three Board of Trustees were sworn in at the beginning of the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday.
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Board Signs SCSBA Ethical Principles
01/17/2019
As part of School Board Recognition Month in South Carolina, Florence County School District Three’s Board of Trustees signed a copy of the South Carolina School Boards Association’s ethical principles.
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FCSD3 Celebrates School Board Recognition Month
01/17/2019
Florence County School District Three is joining school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.
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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 6-9. 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.