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Polk County Schools Calendar for 2024-2025: Public, Private, + Charter Schools

The Polk County School Board is planning ahead! In addition to publishing the 2023 – 2024 Polk County Schools Calendar in January 2023, they also approved the 2024 – 2025 Polk School Calendar {Florida}. A copy of the calendar is below to help you plan out the academic year and schedule vacations or childcare for Polk County school holidays, staff development days, and other breaks. This calendar applies to all public schools in Polk County – high school, middle school, and elementary schools.

Looking for the current year’s school calendar? See 2022 – 2023 Polk County Schools Calendars and Important Dates.

Keep in mind this is considered a TENTATIVE calendar. Additional details and any future changes can be found on the Polk County Schools Website.

Charter schools (such as McKeel and some Montessori schools) and Private Schools all have their own calendars with different dates for the first day of school, last day of school, and holidays, links are listed below. 

Polk County Public Schools Important Dates

When is the first day of school in Polk County 2024?

The first day of school in Polk County, FL is Monday, August 12, 2024.

When is the last day of school in Polk County 2025?

For the 2024 – 2025 school year, the last day of school in Polk County, FL is Thursday, May 29, 2025.

When is Polk County Thanksgiving Break?

For the 2024 – 2025 school year, Polk County Schools Thanksgiving Break is November 23 – December 1, 2024.

When is Polk County Christmas Break?

For the 2024 – 2025 school year, Polk County Schools Christmas Break is December 21, 2024 – January 7, 2025.

When is Polk County Spring Break 2025?

For the 2024 – 2025 school year, Polk County Spring Break is March 15 – 23, 2025.

Polk County Schools Calendar 2024 – 2025

Charter schools (such as McKeel and some Montessori schools) and Private Schools all have their own calendars, see below or check directly with your school for school calendars.

The 2024-2025 school calendar was APPROVED during the PCSB meeting on January 24, 2023. This calendar is for all Polk Public Schools (not charter schools or private schools), and could still change if storm make-up days are needed.

Polk County Schools Calendar 2024 2025
Polk County School Calendar 2024 2025

Spanish and Haitian Creole versions of the calendar are available on the PCSB website, as well as printable calendars. (TIP – use the Calendar Feed option to add all dates to your Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar)

The Schools of McKeel Academy Calendar

The Schools of McKeel Academy (South McKeel, McKeel Central, McKeel Academy of Technology) approved the calendar for the 2024-25 school year on 2/23/23. Please note that McKeel schools do not participate in early release days.

McKeel School Calendar 2024 2025

For additional details and a printable calendar visit the McKeel Schools website.

Private School Calendars

Below are links to Lakeland & Winter Haven Private School Calendars where we could find them.

If you attend a Private School or Charter School, check directly with your school for the calendar.

Education Guide

Check out our Education Guide for Lakeland + Polk County for other education topics including public schools, private schools, homeschooling, tutoring + test prep, school calendars, colleges, and more.