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Charter schools are public schools that receive government funding but operate independently of the established local school board. Charter schools are run by an independent board and have the flexibility to meet students’ needs.

Charter schools can serve a specific mission – here in Polk County, there are Montessori charter schools, dual-language charter schools, technology charter schools, college-preparatory charter schools. These schools are open to all students and do not charge tuition.

Most charter schools have specific application periods, check directly with the school for more information on enrollment.

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Achievement Academy

Growing up is tough. Growing up a step behind everyone else your age is tougher. Achievement Academy is a non-profit United Way agency and charter school. We serve children birth through age six that have developmental delays or disabilities. The Achievement Academy has 3 locations in Polk County-Lakeland, Bartow and Winter Haven.

Charter Schools | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
716 East Bella Vista Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
695 East Summerlin Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
2211 28th Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Cypress Junction Montessori Preschool & K-8 Charter School

Cypress Junction Montessori is a quality preschool and K-8 charter school in Winter Haven. Cypress Junction serves students in K-8th grade under the charter as a free public charter school that offers an authentic Montessori education. Preschool offers full & half day options, and accepts VPK vouchers, the ELC’s School Readiness Funding, & offers scholarships through our Early Learning Scholarship Fund.

Charter Schools | Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | VPK Preschool Programs
201 Avenue B Southwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Lakeland Montessori Schools (Age 3 - 8th grade)

Lakeland Montessori Schoolhouse and Lakeland Montessori Middle are Polk County Charter Schools serving children age 3 through 8th Grade. It is our mission to facilitate the well-rounded, advanced and challenging authentic Montessori curriculum that instills a sense of wonder and awareness about the universe and the child’s place within that universe. We wish to provide an educational environment that sparks curiosity and nurtures a love of learning along with teaching the skills to succeed academically.

Charter Schools | Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up
1124 North Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Mi Escuela Montessori

Mi Escuela Montessori is a tuition-free, K-8 public charter school in Polk County, Florida, and also has The Children’s House (Casa) preschool for children ages 3–6 (sliding scale tuition). Mi Escuela Montessori fuses two well-researched and innovative approaches to education:  the educational program developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and the two-way, dual-language immersion program advocated by most language learning experts.

Charter Schools | Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up
6129 Bartow Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812
Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School (grades 11-12)

Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School is a charter high school housed within Polk State College and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The purpose of the school is to provide academic and technical education for serious high school junior and senior students who desire to undertake college-level study. The two-year curriculum enables students to complete a high school diploma and many of the requirements for an associate degree, simultaneously, in either academic transfer or technical education options.

Charter Schools
3425 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803