About the Program

The Fresh Start Community School allows students who have dropped out of the educational system the opportunity to receive an accredited high school diploma.

The program offers students flexible, individualized, self paced instruction, and most importantly, targets only the areas of academics the student is lacking from their previous high school experience.

Through an evaluation of the student’s current high school transcript, a student’s educational needs are assessed and determined. Upon acceptance, appropriate materials are ordered.

Students work at an individualized pace coordinated with their instructor during orientation. Instructors facilitate goal setting, attendance requirements along with individualized assistance in an organized educational environment.

Enrollment & Eligibility

Two enrollment periods, Fall & Spring

Students can apply for admission year round

  • 17-21 years of age
  • A high school dropout
  • Severe credit deficit

Bartow Campus

1395 Polk St.
Bartow, FL. 33830

T: 863-534-7425


Teresa Roberts

Lakeland Campus

910 Lowry Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801

T: 863-668-3048
F: 863-413-2990

Assistant Director

Steven F. Clevenger

Winter Haven Campus

7700 State Road 544
Winter Haven, FL. 33881

T: 863-419-3486
F: 863-419-3491

Assistant Director

Trish Butler