Pathways to Success: College & Career Readiness

Academic Advisement Flyers - What Students and Parents Need to Know

Financial Aid

Financial aid is money to help you and your family to pay for educational expenses. Read more about Financial Aid.

Community Service

High School Students engaging in community service projects earn opportunities for high sschool credit, Bright Futures Scholarships, and Graduation Recognitions. Students in Polk County provide over 100,000 hours of service to Lakeland communities every year through the Community Service Program. Community Service Coordinators at each high school coordinate the application process and approve the hours and locations where students serve.

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FACTS.org

FACTS.org is Florida's official online student advising system! High school students, college students, parents, and even counselors can use the services provided on this website to help plan and track educational progress in Florida! FACTS.org is provided free by the Florida Department of Education to help students make informed choices about their education.

Click here to visit FACTS.org

Workforce/Adult Education

The Workforce Education Section has information on the following:

  • GED Information
  • Workforce Education Programs
  • Adult Schools
  • Career Student Organizations
  • Farmworker Jobs and Education Program
  • Tech Prep

Click here to visit Workforce Education

Work Waivers

Federal Child Labor Laws and Florida Statutes require that all students under the age of 18 who are employed must have a work waiver issued consistent with legal requirements. During the 2005-2006 school year, Student Services personnel issued approximately 336 work waivers to Polk County students employed on a part time basis.

Work Waiver requests for Polk County public school students are accepted via e-mail through school guidance counselors. If you need a work waiver contact your school guidance counselor.

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