We are currently collecting new toys to benefit Blake families this holiday season. If you are able to help, please select an apple from the tree in our office and fulfill a child’s holiday wishes. All donations need to be returned by December 14. Please contact Ms. Matthews in the Guidance Office with questions at (863) 499-2870.
Would you like your child to be a part of the Blake Academy family? Open enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is now open! Blake Academy offers technology, foreign language, band, orchestra, agriculture and a small family atmosphere that most schools can’t offer. We are accepting applications for students in K-8 grades. We are only accepting applications until January 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Click Open Enrollment Application to apply now. Notification will be mailed or emailed to all applicants on March 10, 2017.
Our annual Fall Festival is almost here! If you are new to Blake, Fall Festival is a free event with games, performances, a spooky house, animals, food and tons of fun. This year it’s on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 – 1:00. We need some help to make this year the best ever. If you would like to volunteer at the Fall festival please return your volunteer form. We need every student to send in 1 (or more) unopened bag of candy to your child’s homeroom teacher by 10/20.
This Thursday, October 13, is our first Thursday Night Live. This month we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage. We will have food, songs, and presentations celebrating Hispanic Heritage at Blake Academy and around the world. We will also have a parent workshop about classroom standards and testing. The fun starts at 6:00.
Congratulations to Maude Graham our 2016 Teacher of the Year and Jacquelyn Sheetz our 2016 SPARK!
At Blake Academy we are committed to keeping all students safe. Click here to learn about measures to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
Student safety in and around our campus is our #1 priority! We have noticed that some parents are dropping students off in the road or at the housing authority across the street from the school. Both of these choices are not safe for students. If it’s necessary for you to drop off students, please go to the grassy lot on the south side of the school and drop students off there. In that way, students can walk up the sidewalk and the crossing guard can cross them safely to the school grounds. The best option would be to move through the car line and drop off at the front of the school. Our understanding is that the Lakeland Police Department is aware of the situation and will be enforcing traffic laws in and around the roadways. We need everyone’s help to keep all of our students safe during drop off and pick-up. Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Blake Academy has a fantastic, safe and fun after school program for all K-5 students. Age appropriate activities are planned and prepared weekly to support the physical development, academic enrichment and social enrichment of each child. Homework assistance is provided by certified teachers. Want more information click Bridge Care Information. Are you ready to sign up? Complete the Bridge Care Contract and the Bridge Care Application and bring them to Blake Academy.
We are proud of our students and teachers who worked so hard last year. Blake improved to a school grade of a B for the 2016 school year! #WhyBlake hard work pays off!
The Uniform Dress Code does not allow for clothing with colored trim, stripes, embroidery, decoration, etc. It also does not provide for overalls (overalls with pants or shorts), sweat pants, knit pants/skirts, etc.
Bottoms: khaki/tan or blue jeans
- shorts, pants, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers
- khaki/tan pants or shorts are to be worn Monday – Thursday
- jeans may be worn on Friday only unless otherwise specified
- must be plain, solid-color twill, corduroy or denim fabric
- Pants will be hemmed-no cut-offs or frayed edges-free from tears
- NO holes or cut offs allowed.
Tops: Collared Burgundy polo with Blake emblem
- must have long or short sleeves
- knit polo-type
- Blake Friday t-shirts are OK on Friday (available through the school office)
Other dress code rules
- a belt is required if the garment has belt loops
- shirts (including t-shirts) must be tucked in
- hooded sweatshirts and jackets are allowed but must be free from designs– Black only
- shorts/skirts must be mid-thigh or longer
- clothing or footwear that is construed by the principal or designee as hazardous or dangerous to the health of the student or others can be prohibited
- clothes must be appropriate size, with waist of garment worn at student’s waist; clothing that is too tight or too loose is not appropriate for school
- school administrators will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and complies with district rules
- MANDATORY tennis shoes on Physical Education days
- Natural hair color only
- Student IDs must be worn and visible around the neck
- Shoes must be closed toed and closed heel
If you have any questions regarding our dress code, please feel free to contact the main office at (863) 499-2870.
Want to know what’s going on at Blake Academy? Subscribe to the calendar by clicking the Add button and choosing where you want to connect it to always be updated. You can also print out a calendar to put on the refrigerator by clicking here. The calendar is also available in your child’s agenda.
It’s never to soon to start getting ready for the FSA tests. Click here to see the dates we will be testing.
The School Public Accountability Report is now available. Click here to learn how Blake Academy compares with the district and state averages.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year all 3rd – 12 grade students in Florida began taking the FSA exam. You can pick up a score report at Blake Academy for your child from the testing last school year.
Click here for help understanding your child’s FSA score.
Click here to find testing dates, end of course and end of year exam information and resources to help your child get ready for the FSA test.
In an effort to minimize distractions and increase learning, this year at Blake all cell phones and other electronic devices are to be away in a backpack while on campus. Electronics may be used for educational purposes during class if the teacher has allowed it. Any emergency communications can be made by calling the office.
Find out everything you need to know about what your child is doing at school in one easy place, the parent portal. Already signed up for the Parent Portal? Click here to log in. Need to get signed up? Click here for the Parent_Portal_PIN_Request_Form. Want to learn more? Click here.
Accelerated Programs | Staff | Polk County Public Schools
All Polk County Public Schools provide educational options that provide academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction to all eligible K-12 students and inform parents and students of these options. As defined by this legislation, Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options must include:
- whole grade and mid-year promotion
- subject matter acceleration
- virtual instruction in higher level grade subjects
- a high school Credit Acceleration Program (CAP) via End of Course Exams (EOC)
Parent/Guardian must contact their child’s school to submit a Request for Academic Acceleration form prior to June 11th to request acceleration screening for placement the following school year.