Polk State College will host an information session for those interested in attending its new Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School.
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on July 11 in room LTB 1310 at Polk State Lakeland, 3425 Winter Lake Road.
Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School will begin holding classes on Aug. 12 on the campus of Polk State Lakeland.
The new high school will serve students who face a variety of challenging circumstances, allowing them to complete their high school diplomas and earn college credits. Examples of students the school will serve include those who have not attended school in at least three months, who are supporting a child or are the primary caretakers of other family members during traditional school hours, or who are homeless.
Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School will hold classes in the afternoon and evening hours, allowing students to work or care for children or other family members during the day. The new school will also offer one-on-one academic tutoring and assistance with navigating various social services.
While working toward their high school diplomas, students at the school will be required to complete a minimum of nine college credit hours, a significant jumpstart on their higher degrees.
There will be no cost to attend Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School.
Prospective students have until the first day of classes to apply for admission. Students will be admitted as space is available.
Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School is part of the Gateway to College National Network, which encompasses 43 institutions across 23 states. Gateway to College helps students facing the most difficult of circumstances to earn both a high school diploma and substantial college credit.
For more information on attending Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College, contact Director Sallie Brisbane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863.669.2322.
In addition to Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School, Polk State operates Polk State Lakeland Collegiate and Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate in Winter Haven. These public charter high schools allow students to fulfill requirements for their high school diplomas while also earning college credit — all at no cost. In many cases, students graduate with both their diplomas and associate’s degrees.