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More School Choice Options Available Through “Controlled Open Enrollment”

Parents of students throughout Florida have enrollment options available to them for the 2019-2020 school year through a process called…

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Stay Tuned: PCPS’ TV Channel Gets More than a Makeover

Polk County Public Schools’ TV channel is sporting more than a new look these days. The upgraded channel now features…

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Kindergarten Registration Begins April 1 for the 2019-20 School Year

Registration for new students entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year will begin April 1, 2019. The registration period begins…

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The robotics team from Denison Middle School

The Under(water)dogs: Denison Middle’s Robotics Team Prepares for Major Competition

A team of students from Denison Middle is making waves in the world of underwater robotics. Earlier this month, Denison’s…

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The new sign and logo at Bartow High's construction academy.

Bartow High Unveils New Construction Academy Facility and Logo

We were thrilled this morning to finally unveil the new home and logo of Bartow High’s Academy of Architecture, Construction…

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Bartow High students take part in a signing event for the ELITE teacher education program.

Bartow High Students Join the ELITE Teacher Education Program

It was another momentous day for our ELITE teacher education program, as students from Bartow High began their journey to a…

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A photo of the portables that will house the health clinic at Crystal Lake Elementary

Work Begins on Health Clinic at PCPS’ First Community Partnership School

Construction is officially underway on the health clinic at Polk County Public Schools’ first community partnership school — a pilot program…

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Old Books Find New Homes at PCPS Surplus Warehouse

The Polk County Public Schools surplus book warehouse is a treasure trove filled with hidden gems of knowledge. Every week,…

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PCPS Fine Arts Festival Rescheduled to April 13

Due to the chance of inclement weather, our annual Fine Arts Festival at Lakeland’s Munn Park has been rescheduled from…

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Haines City High students participate in a signing day event for the ELITE teacher education program.

At ELITE Program Signing Day, Students Take First Step in a Teaching Career

Polk County Public Schools celebrated the first participants in our ELITE teacher education program with a pair of ceremonial signing…

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