Recent News

FCSD3 Returns to Normal Schedule
09/17/2018
Florence County School District Three will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday, September 18.
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FCSD3 on 2-Hour Delay Sept. 17
09/16/2018
Florence County School District Three will operate on a two-hour delay for students on Monday, September 17. All employees are asked to report at their normal times if conditions allow. The district will continue to monitor weather and road conditions.
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Schools, Offices Closed
09/10/2018
Due to the impending hurricane, all Florence County School District Three schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 11, and will remain closed until further notice. In addition, all extracurricular activities (after-school programs and athletic events) are cancelled until further notice.
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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.