Our School

Developing Leaders One Child at a Time


Leadership has been defined as  “communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves”.

At Polk Avenue we believe that leadership is a right of ALL students, not a privilege for a special few.

Polk Avenue Cardinals lead themselves by setting personal and academic goals for themselves.  They track their academic progress and lead conferences about their progress.

Cardinals have the opportunity to speak or present to varied audiences to build their poise and confidence such as the Rotary Club, Lake Wales Leadership, Community and School Leaders at Leadership Days, weekly school wide forums, as well as school created videos.  In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in Club Genius each month.  Students have the opportunity to use their voice and celebrate their giftedness during these clubs.  in addition, all clubs have a community giveback enabling all students to live out our mission statement.

Polk Avenue will continue to use the Florida Standards to ensure that our students are given a program full of rigorous content.


As a proactive school, each classroom is equipped with a Promethean Board, computer stations for students, and projectors for additional visual aide.  Students in grades 3-5 have a 1:1 computer ratio.  Students in K-2 have a 1:2 computer ratio.


Polk Avenue is proud to say that our staff is Highly Qualified.  Every teacher is teaching within their field.  Several of our teachers have graduate degrees.  We have a number of National Board Certified Teachers on staff.


Your child’s safety and security are a top priority. The foundation of our student culture is built on the Seven Habits.  We take pride in a campus that provides the optimum environment for learning by “seeking first to understand, then to be understood.” As a school community, we focus on incorporating the necessary skills for wellness in all aspects of our lives. This includes a school-wide positive behavior plan, student safety leaders, and a school wide uniform dress code policy. Polk Avenue has implemented a school wide bully prevention program to ensure a safe, secure environment.