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School Supply Lists for 2018-2019
07/16/2018
Below are links for school supply lists for all FCSD3 schools for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Student Registration Dates Added
07/16/2018
Florence County School District Three has scheduled three additional student registration dates for those who have not registered yet for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Filing for Board of Trustees Elections Opens Aug. 1
07/09/2018
Any candidate seeking any office in the November 6, 2018 General Election must file with the Florence County Board Of Voter Registration & Elections or Florence County School District Three during the upcoming filing period. Candidates must live within the district in which they seek office. To verify your district, please call 843-665-3094. Filing opens noon, August 1, 2018, and closes noon, August 15, 2018.
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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.