3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Please join us in reminiscing with old friends and celebrating your futures
Who: Blake Alumni who are graduating in the class of 2019 and current 9th graders who are Blake alumni
Place: Blake Academy
Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
9th graders: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Seniors 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (863)499-2870.
Are you interested in joining the Pouncy Twins Youth Football and Cheerleading Camp this summer? Click here for more information.
As we approach the end of the school year we have many testing days for our 3rd-8th grade students. Here is the calendar of testing.
We need all 2nd – 8th grade Blake students to take a survey about the Blake Experience. Please click here to take the survey.
As Blake strives to provide the best educational environment for all of our students, we are asking that you participate in our Parent and Community Feedback Survey through the link below. Thank you for your participation.
Blake Academy is proud to introduce our new principal, Dr. Ruth Reimer. Dr. Reimer grew up in Lakeland. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, her Master’s from Nova Southeastern University and her Doctorate from National Louis University. She has worked for Polk County schools for 17 years. She is married and has five children and two grandchildren. She loves the beach and watching college football (especially the Florida Gators).
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 for K-5
Tops: Collared Sapphire polo with Blake emblem for 6-8
- 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.
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.
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.