DWOC: Lighting the Way!
Our staff, teachers, and students welcome you to the Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center (DWOC) website. Our focus is on student excellence and achievement. Our mission is to provide a high quality education for all our students. At DWOC our daily endeavor is to see all our students return to their home schools as soon as possible, prepared for success in college or career after graduation. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.
Virtual School Information
There has been an enormous amount of students requesting courses for the summer through Polk Virtual (PLVS). Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming number of courses requested from students, not all students will be activated for the summer period. Therefore, students that are requesting summer courses for credit/grade recovery or earn credits to meet graduation requirements will need to register for summer courses through Florida Virtual School (FLVS).
2018-19 Backpack Policy
Polk County Public Schools will NOT be imposing a districtwide ban on backpacks and lunchboxes, and will NOT be requiring clear backpacks or lunchboxes for the 2018-19 school year. We hope this information will be helpful for families as you shop for school supplies and prepare for the new school year.
Please know that we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep our campuses safe. Read more about the new School Safety Guardian Program.
We rely on the support of our community. Did you know Polk County is the 4th lowest funded district in the state? Polk is ranked 64th out of 67 districts. Despite this, our graduation rates have steadily increased. Here are a few ways you can get involved today:
1. Volunteer in your schools by investing your time to help our students succeed in life,
3. Donate resources to support the work we do daily of providing a high-quality education for all,
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Thank you to the Anonymous Family and the City of Dundee for the ARK (Act of Random Kindness). Thank you to everyone who has made a lasting contribution to the success of our students inside and outside the classroom – parents, community leaders, and donors. It is greatly appreciated!