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Free Driving Classes Now Available

Free Driving Classes Now Available

Polk County, Florida-- The Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and Florida Safety Council are now taking applications for free behind-the-wheel driving lessons and a free in-depth online driver education course. Teenagers ages 14 ½ or older are eligible to enroll, but are not eligible to take the exam for their learners permit until age 15. Students receive general elective credit for completing the course. Upon the completion of the FLVS online course, students are entitled to six hours of free behind the wheel driving lessons in real traffic with the Florida Safety Council.

Teacher at Sea Scheduled to Skype with Students

Teacher at Sea Scheduled to Skype with Students

Polk County, Florida -- Mary St. Denis, a science instructor at Winter Haven High, is a “Teacher at Sea” thanks to the C-IMAGE Gulf of Mexico Teacher at Sea Program. She recently qualified to participate in the projects’ 2013 expedition focused on zooplankton survey and deep ocean sediments.

Duke TIP names Polk middle schoolers among best in nation

Duke TIP names Polk middle schoolers among best in nation

Polk County, Florida-- Polk County middle school students have been recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program, and are now being invited to take the incredibly intimidating SAT and ACT tests-- typically intended for high schoolers preping for college!

Polk County Public School officials sent out a detailed release about the honor, and even included a list of all qualifying middle schoolers: 

Polk County Public Schools lists commencement

Polk County Public Schools lists commencement

Polk County, Florida-- The 2013 graduation season is here, and as this year’s graduates prepare to take the next step towards future goals, family members, friends, and members of the community will want to share in their excitement.

Students who earned their diplomas will be honored at various graduation ceremonies in May and June, and Polk Public Schools reps have made it easy to see which schools' events are scheduled for when. 

Video Awards Ceremony

Video Awards Ceremony

Polk County, Florida -- Support the creative work of over 5,000 students on April 30. 

The 21st Annual Polk County Public Schools' Video Awards Ceremony will celebrate the work of students from 88 schools. 

The videos will include documentaries, music videos, cool commercials, reporting stories and short films. 

The elementary celebration will be at 5 p.m. while the middle school and high school celebration will begin at 7 p.m. 

The event will be held at Victory Church in Lakeland. 

Classy attire is recommended. 

Sixth Annual All-County Gala Concert and Dance Festival

Sixth Annual All-County Gala Concert and Dance Festival

Polk County, Florida-- The Davenport School of the Arts invites the public to attend its Sixth Annual All-County Gala Concert on Saturday, April 6.

Organizers say the event, "An Evening of Dance in Polk County", will begin at 7 p.m. in the school's Howe's Theatre, l, 4751 N CR 547, Davenport, FL 33837. 

Those in attendance can look forward to performances of varying dance genres by students from the following schools :

Local students take top prizes at tournament

Local students take top prizes at tournament

Polk County, Florida -- Six 9th grade students will compete at the first Lego League North American Open Championship.