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Apr 10, 2013

Kindergarten Roundup for all Lake Wales Charter Schools will be April 22-26.


Families with children entering kindergarten in August are strongly encouraged to visit their zoned school or nearest school now to register for the 2013-2014 school year. Early registration helps schools plan for the coming school year. Check with individual schools during regular school office hours.


Hillcrest Elementary Phone 678-4216.

Mar 27, 2013
Local students were honored Monday (March 18) for their award-winning writing in the recent Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest.
Feb 8, 2013
Padgett most recently served as interim assistant principal for Hillcrest Elementary. Her professional background includes 16 years of teaching experience and six years of instructional/administrative support – all at Hillcrest Elementary.
Dec 17, 2012
When something violent, sad or traumatic happens, adults often struggle to find the “right” way to talk to children and youth. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has a simple3-page guide to help parents and educators in difficult situations.
Dec 17, 2012

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Barrow as the new Principal of Hillcrest Elementary School.
Dec 17, 2012
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Aug 26, 2012

The storm was to pass the Tampa Bay area Monday, and Polk County could face tropical storm conditions, with wind above 39 mph and lots of rain. The School District began notifying parents by automatic calls Sunday the schools will be closed.

Other schools closing Monday include:

Lake Wales Charter Schools

Aug 24, 2012
Lake Wales Charter Schools students should get a letter to carry home to their parents today, stating that if Polk County District schools close, Charter System schools will close, too.
Aug 24, 2012
SALOME THOMAS-EL,   an award-winning teacher, principal and author, speaks to a group of teachers from the Lake Wales Charter Schools System at HighPoint Church in Lake Wales.
May 2, 2012

Hillcrest Elementary School of the Arts teacher Jennifer Simpson was honored at an awards ceremony Tuesday at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland. 

Simpson was named the Polk County Association of Charter Schools Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.