Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Important Dates

Thursday, January 10 at 1:30 PM:
School Orientation
Grades Due

Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00 AM:
Student Early Dismissal
Staff Development

Friday, January 18 at 1:30 PM:
Report Cards Go Home -
Second 9 Weeks

Monday, January 21:
School Closed -
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday-Friday, February 4-8:
FTE Week

Wednesday, February 6 at 11:00 AM:
Student Early Dismissal

Tuesday, February 12 at 8:30 AM:
School Advisory Council Meeting

School Calendar

Attention Volunteers 

Polk County Public Schools now requires that all volunteer applications be completed online. Approved volunteers must reapply and renew their application/background screen every 5 years from the date of approval. Volunteers can check their status by calling 863-457-4708 and pressing 2. The cost of the background check is $25 at least until June 30, 2019. Read more.

Literacy Week Contest 

In honor of the Literacy Week Contest, Don E. Woods High School English Department has put together an inspirational video tackling the idea of "Spreading Literacy." Throughout this video you will watch a student discover the positive progression of reading and how his success encourages fellow students to pick up the gift of reading. This year all entries are being judged by the number of views. So please share this Literacy video with all your family, friends, and colleagues at work. The winning school will receive much needed funds to improve literacy in the classrooms.


Our staff, teachers, and students welcome you to the 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.

Community Support

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 to 80.4%! Here are a few ways you can get involved today:

1. Volunteer with us - the time you volunteer will aid in the success of our students,

2. Advocate for your public schools - write or call your senator and local representative,

3. Donate classroom resources to support the work we do daily of providing a high-quality education to all,

4. Share our student success stories via our district's newspageFacebookTwitter, Instagram, or YouTube.

Thank you for partnering with us!