Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program serves secondary students who have committed an alcohol or other drug offense under the Code of Student Conduct. The Phoenix Program is an educational intervention for students who are involved in disciplinary action for the first time of an alcohol or other drug-related offense. The Phoenix Program consists of two components:

  • Education: Six two-hour classes that emphasize family relationships and communication, as well as knowledge about the consequences and effects of substance use/abuse, are provided for both the student and the parent/guardian.
  • Assessment: The student and the parent/guardian participate in a substance abuse assessment in which the extent of the student’s drug involvement is explored. The outcome of the assessment, which usually takes about two hours, is recommendations for continual intervention and prevention.

Both the students and a parent/guardian/caregiver must attend and successfully complete all aspects of the Phoenix Program in order for the student to remain enrolled in his/her assigned school. Students who do not successfully complete the Phoenix Program are suspended for an additional five days and are reassigned to an alternative school for 90 days.

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Phoenix Program Locations:

Haines City

Daniel Jenkins Academy

701 Ledwith Avenue

North Lakeland

Sleepy Hill Middle School

2215 Sleepy Hill Road

South Lakeland

Traviss Technical College

3225 Winter Lake Road

Winter Haven

Mark Wilcox Center

611 Post Avenue

All classes are held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Attendance for the entire class is required. To register call (863) 291-5355

Mark Wilcox Center

Location: 611 Post Avenue, Winter Haven
Phone: 863-291-5355

Voluntary Substance Abuse Assessments

At the request of a parent/guardian, voluntary assessments are provided for students who are suspected of alcohol or other drug use. For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Mark Wilcox Center.

Media Library

The library contains prevention resources and materials, such as conflict resolution, social skills, and bullying prevention, which are available for checkout.