The Polk County school system is dedicated to providing the finest education possible for its students. The schools offer a wide variety of curriculum involving the basic academics in English, math, science, social studies and reading while providing broad elective experiences in art, music, vocational and personal development areas. Polk County Public Schools also offer several exceptional student programs designed to meet the needs of those who are gifted, physically or mentally impaired, and those with specific learning disabilities. Polk County also has several magnet schools with emphasis on such areas as science and math, music and art, technology and traditional academics.
Polk County is constantly striving for excellence and that determination has resulted in accolades for education. Polk County plays host to the state and national academic tournaments at Walt Disney World. The U.S. Department of Education selected Polk County’s K-12 Substance Abuse program as one of 20 among a field of 200 that were most comprehensive and exemplary.