Education

Lakeland Homeschool Guide

Homeschool Resources Guide

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Lakeland has an amazing homeschool community, multiple social and support groups, and daytime classes and activities to help with your homeschool journey. Check out our list of local resources for homeschooling.
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After School Care Programs Lakeland

Guide to After School Programs in Lakeland

Find after school care where your kids will be engaged, have fun, and receive homework help during the hours between school and work ending. All of the after school programs on our list provide school pick up.
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eLearning pods in Lakeland

eLearning and Virtual School Support in the Lakeland area

If you are interested in eLearning this fall but need child care or other support, local businesses and organizations are providing full-day supervision and academic support options for families using eCampus, Polk Virtual school, or Florida Virtual school.
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Face Masks Required Polk County Schools

Face Masks required for K-12 Students in all Polk County Public Schools

Polk County Public Schools will require face coverings this fall for students in grades K-12 who are attending in-person classes on campus. Read our Q&A for requirements on face mask colors, designs, and more.
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Polk County Public Schols Reopening

Deadline Extended Until Aug. 2 for Parents to Choose Learning Option

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Polk County Public Schools are set to begin on August 24. Three options are available – traditional Campus Learning, Campus eSchool, and Polk Virtual School. Be sure to make your selection by August 2.
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Back to School Events Free Supplies (1)

Back-To-School Bashes and Free School Supplies in Polk County

We've got a full list of back to school events and places to get free school supplies, along with our favorite back to school gear, Stuff the Bus donation locations, tax-free shopping holiday info, and more.
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Polk County School Calendar for 2020-21: School Starts August 24

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Polk County School Calendars for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Florida

Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday – August 7-9, 2020

The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 7 - 9, 2020 and we've got all the details you need to know to save some $$ on your back to school shopping!
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Florida P-EBT Card for Students

Polk County Public School Students to Receive $313 P-EBT Card by Mail

If your child attends a Polk County Public School, check your mail this coming week – a P-EBT card with $313.50 on it is being sent to all Polk County Public School students enrolled in a traditional school, as well as some charter school students.
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SAT Test Prep Lakeland

Why Your High Schooler Should Still Take the ACT or SAT Test

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As ACT and SAT testing has been repeatedly postponed, some students are delaying their test prep plans, or thinking of skipping these tests altogether. Learn more about the impact of SAT/ACT changes, and current misconceptions about colleges and universities making these tests optional for college admission.
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Online Summer Camps

Online Summer Camps & At-Home DIY Activities

Online or Virtual Summer Camps are the ideal resource if you're traveling or looking for at-home activities to keep kids engaged & learning all summer long. Includes both FREE and paid camps and online activities.
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Lakeland Preschools & Daycare Guide (1)

Preschool and Daycare Guide

Find Preschools and Daycare options in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales & across Polk County. This list includes infant daycare centers, church daycare, Christian preschools, Montessori Preschools, head start preschools, VPK free preschool programs, and more.
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Private School Guide

Private School Guide

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Learn more about Private Schools in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales & across Polk County. Our Private School Guide includes private school listings for all ages from preschool through 12th grade.
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Summer Reading

2020 Summer Reading Programs & FREE Reading Resources

Want to keep your kids reading and learning over the summer? Find a FREE summer reading program or online book subscription to get them excited to read!
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Celebrate the Last Day of School (2)

15+ Fun Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School

The end of the 2019-20 school year is near and it is time to celebrate! Reaching the finish line on this crazy school year definitely calls for a celebration for kids, parents, and teachers, and we've got a list of fun ideas for you to mark the occasion and kick off the summer.
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Virtual Tutoring & Test Prep

Virtual Tutoring & Test Prep Available in the Lakeland Area

Many of our local tutoring and test prep services have converted to online tutoring. This is a great opportunity for your child to receive additional one-on-one instruction, especially in any subjects where they might be struggling. Find out more about local tutoring and test prep options.
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

12+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Gifts This Year {including Virtual options}

May 4th - 8th is Teacher Appreciation Week, and here at my house, I have never appreciated teachers more than right now! While we can’t thank teachers in person at school, we can still show our appreciation with this great list of gift ideas teachers will love, including FREE Virtual Thank You ideas.
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Lakeland Book Club

Sign up for the Lakeland Book Club and get a Free Children’s Book by Mail

The Lakeland Book Club is a collaborative network of nonprofits and volunteers with the shared goal of making sure that every student who needs a book receives a book while school is closed. If you have a child age birth through second grade, sign up to receive a free book by mail.
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Harry Potter Online Activities

Harry Potter Online Games, Activities, Trivia, and an Escape Room for Kids & Adults

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If you have a Harry Potter fan at home, or maybe you dream of being a wizard yourself, we're here to help you add a touch of Harry Potter magic to your days. These Harry Potter online activities – websites, apps, printables, and even a Harry Potter escape room – will provide your kids (or you) with hours of magical Hogwarts themed fun.
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Polk County Schools Open Enrollment

Polk County School Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

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Explore School Choice Options in Lakeland and Polk County. Get details on Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies, Performing Arts, & more, and find out when to apply.
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Polk County School Showcase WE3 Expo 2019

School Showcase to Highlight School Options in Polk County

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Visit the School Showcase at The RP Funding Center from November 7 - 9, 2019 to learn about the innovative careers, schools, and programs offered in Polk County Schools.
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Family Fundamentals - Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals – Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals offers FREE classes on a weekly basis for children from infants through age 5 where parents and children will learn and socialize as they participate in fun, stimulating, developmental activities. Kids love it, and it's a great opportunity to meet other moms!
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Crossroads Christian School Lakeland Special Needs Autism

Crossroads Christian School provides a Personalized Education Focus for Grades K-12

With low student-teacher ratios and and an encouraging, nurturing environment, Lakeland area kids with special education needs are finding success at Crossroads Christian School, and your child can too!
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College Financial Aid

Finding Financial Aid for College or Career School

One of the biggest barriers for most of us, and our kids, when it comes to higher education is the cost. We hear the phrase “financial aid is available” but we’re often not sure where to start. Learn where you can find financial aid for college and career schools.
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Colleges and Technical Schools in Lakeland (6)

College Bound: Lakeland Style – Colleges & Technical Schools in Lakeland

If you or your child are considering continuing your education, good news! We have some pretty incredible schooling options right here in Polk County, so you can head to class not too far from home. Learn more about places to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, as well as certification programs.
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Epic Kids Books

Get Your Kids Excited About Summer Reading with Epic!

Kids of all ages will love Epic - an unlimited eBook library your kids can take anywhere on a phone, tablet, or computer. Perfect for Summer Reading. LIMITED TIME SUMMER OFFER - Get 3 months for only $3 - for up to 4 kids!
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts… what to give and what to avoid

Teacher Appreciation & End of Year Gift Ideas. A list of do's and don'ts when it comes to giving gifts and showing teachers how much you appreciate them!
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All Saints Academy

Innovation Studios at All Saints Academy

Innovation Studios is creating students who are problem solvers, critical thinkers, and self-starters. Through this 4 year program, students learn to collaborate, delegate, and think outside the box as they design solutions for real-world problems. Learn more about this unique program at All Saints Academy.
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Preschool VPK Florida

Florida’s FREE VPK Program – With New Delayed Enrollment For Later Birthdates

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Florida VPK is a FREE prekindergarten program for 4 & 5 year-olds. Recent changes allow parents to delay enrollment for kids born between Feb. 2 - Sept. 1. Find out how to apply.
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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Free Books for Kids 5 & Under

If you have a child under the age of 5, you can sign up today for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5.
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Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center: Personalized Tutoring + Test Prep in Lakeland

Huntington Learning Center has been helping students get the best education possible for almost 40 years. Whether your child is struggling academically or just wants to get ahead, Huntington can tailor a personalized tutoring or test prep program with one-on-one attention that will achieve results.
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Prep Sportswear Lakeland School Team Gear

Get Personalized School Swag from Prep Sportswear – Hats, Shirts, Backpacks & more

Kick off the new school year with personalized fan gear to show your school pride. Get school swag from Prep Sportswear for over 100 schools in Lakeland & Polk County!
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All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven

Lakeland Mom looks at All Saints Academy

Learn about All Saints Academy, an independent Christian school for ages 2 - 12th grade. ASA has a college prep focus and is conveniently located between Lakeland and Winter Haven. From the small classes and personalized attention to the innovation and unique activities available to students, you'll be impressed!
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