Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center

Our Story & Mission

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Our Story: In 2005, our 250-student facility was staffed with Polk County Public School personnel, including a Principal who has served as an instructional leader in Florida. At Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center (DWOC), we serve students from grades 6-12, from middle schools and high schools in the Eastern Polk County, Florida area. We strive for our students to return to their home schools as soon as possible.

Our Mission: To provide a high quality education for all students.

Our Vision: Every student will be prepared for success in college or career after graduation.

 

Our school colors are black, blue, and white.
Our school colors are black, blue, and white.

Our Staff: DWOC is fully staffed with a principal, an assistant principal, two deans, a guidance counselor, a school psychologist, a social worker, and a mental health counselor. We also have, fifteen teachers, a network manager, two secretaries, four paraprofessionals, and two custodians. Our teachers are among the highest qualified in the Polk County Public Schools district, and they meet the following standards:

  • Model professionalism.
  • Design curriculum and instruction that results in active student engagement.
  • Focus on student performance.
  • Collaborate with colleagues.
  • Consider themselves lifelong learners and consumers of educational research.
  • Accept responsibility for creating conditions that enable and promote student success.
  • Function as leaders; those who believe in their ability to make a difference in the lives of students and the effectiveness of the school.

 

 

Important Dates

Mon, May 28:
School Closed for Memorial Day

Tue–Fri, May 29–Jun. 1:
Report Card Pickup

Mon–Fri, Aug. 6–10:
Staff Development Days
Teacher Work Days

Thu, Aug. 9:
Student Orientation Day
Paraeducator First Work Day

School Administration

Rodney Bellamy, Principal

Jamie S. Overstreet, Asst. Principal

School Hours: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Bell Schedule

School Bus Delays

Contact Us

Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
213 Lake Avenue
Dundee, Florida 33838

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Phone: (863) 421-3325
Fax: (863) 421-3390

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Our mission is to provide a high quality education for all our students.
Our vision is to see all our students return to their home schools as soon as possible,
prepared for success in college or career after graduation. Join us in this effort.

THE DONALD E. WOODS OPPORTUNITY CENTER
A Polk County, Florida Public School