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Doris A. Sanders Student Has “Blossomed” With New Skills

When Chloe Wilson’s teachers think back on all she’s done in her time at Doris A. Sanders Learning Center, one…

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School Support Helped Jean O’ Dell Student Develop Talents and Life Skills

Molly Sansom is many things besides the brain injury she suffered at birth and the learning disability that resulted. She’s…

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Harrison School for the Arts Grad Has Film Accepted Into Cannes Showcase

Ahh, the life of a young director. One day you’re graduating from high school, the next you’re studying filmmaking in…

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PCPS Announces New Elementary School for Mulberry Area

And now for some groundbreaking news: Polk County Public Schools is pleased to formally announce a new elementary school in…

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PCPS’ New High School Needs a Mascot. Help Us Decide!

Polk County Public Schools is once again turning to our great community to help choose the mascot for our newest…

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From “He’ll Never Walk” to Crossing the Commencement Stage

Born with spina bifida and a neurological condition that causes learning delays, Travis Roberts was never expected to even walk,…

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Extra Support Available for Polk Virtual School Families

To our Polk Virtual School families: We apologize for the recent lack of communication and want to provide an update…

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A 9/11 Tribute Becomes a Tradition at Bartow High

Last year, Devin Turner and Samuel Martin put on their firefighting gear and began climbing the stairs at Bartow High,…

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PCPS Families Asked to Finalize Learning Format Choice by Friday, Sept. 11

As we settle into the 2020-21 school year, it’s important to stabilize our student enrollment so schools can accurately account…

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Semifinalists Announced for National Merit Scholarship Program

Seven students from Polk County Public Schools are among the semifinalists for this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000…

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