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School Bus Driver Training Offered
04/11/2018
Individuals interested in becoming a school bus driver for Florence County School District Three are invited to participate in a free bus driver training course April 16-19. The training class will meet daily from 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. District Annex located at 500 N. Academy St. in Kingstree.
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Damian Lee Named Northeastern University Torch Scholar
03/30/2018
A Lake City High School senior has been named a Northeastern University Torch Scholar. As a Torch Scholar, Damian Lee will receive a full-scholarship that includes a comprehensive summer immersion program, intensive academic planning and assessments, in-depth peer and professional mentoring and a wide array of social events that foster group identity and camaraderie. The scholarship is valued at more than $260,000.
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FCSD3 Schedules Student Registration for 2018-2019
03/30/2018
Florence County School District Three will hold registration for the 2018-2019 school year for returning students in grades 5K-12 Wednesday, April 18, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Thursday, April 19, from 12-7 p.m. and Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration will be held at each school.
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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.