Polk State College to host Community Connections/Conexiones para la Comunidad in Northeast Polk County

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Polk State College will host Community Connections events in Northeast Polk County on Sept. 12 and 13 to bring advising, registration, and financial aid services to neighborhoods in Haines City and Davenport.

“These events are perfect for prospective students and their families to learn about what Polk State has to offer,” Dean of Student Services Larry Pakowski said. “They will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with staff members who will assist them in exploring the pathways available to them at the College to achieve their educational and career goals.”

Upcoming Community Connections events will take place at:

Lake Eva Community Room

555 Ledwith Ave., Haines City

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy

1775 Sand Mine Road, Davenport

Thursday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Polk State recently announced the expansion of services in Northeast Polk County at Ridge Community High School, where the College will increase its afternoon, evening, and weekend courses for adults seeking Associate in Arts degrees.

For fall 2018, the site will offer nine classes in the afternoons and evenings, including literature, composition, math, psychology, and world religions courses. These 12-week courses begin Sept. 17. Prospective students may submit an online application to the College at www.polk.edu. Currently enrolled students may register through their PASSPORT accounts.

College administrators are working to determine additional courses to offer at Ridge Community High in spring 2019 and future semesters based on the needs of students. Paired with Polk State’s online course offerings, the availability of classes at Ridge Community High will allow residents of Northeast Polk to complete Associate in Arts degrees without ever leaving their community.

For more information about Community Connections events, please contact Stephanie Benton at sbenton@polk.edu or 863.837.5940.