Congratulations, Lake Wales High School students and staff on OUSTANDING state test results!

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Welcome to Lake Wales High!

Lake Wales High School has a rich tradition of high performing athletes. This includes state appearances in softball, baseball, football, swimming, and track. We encourage all students who desire to participate on an athletics team to get involved!

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We Love the Arts

We believe that creative expression plays a part in our students becoming more well rounded individuals.

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College Acceptance Rate Breaks 80%

Lake Wales High School Class of 2016 is bound of 90% College Acceptance!

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We Love Our Students

All students are provided equitable access to appropriate program to help empower students to achieve their goals.
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Education is Paramount

Seniors, you have a lot to do this year. You need to keep up your grades, apply to colleges, and apply for scholarships.

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ACT & SAT Testing

2015-2016 ACT & SAT testing dates are now available!

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College Summit

College Summit is powered by students who are agents for change in their schools and their communities.


Our Young Entrepreneurs!

Our aspiring students who have an interest in building and growing their own business can stretch their wings with programs like El Dubya.

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Our Schools Mission

Creating a vibrant internationally minded community where students are encouraged to seek a life of inquiry, reflection, and merit



Principal Notes

Have you ever felt like you needed more information regarding the current events and news around the school? Every month, Principal Donna Dunson will catch you up on all the latest goings on at Lake Wales High School. After all, we believe that communication is key to being your brother’s keeper.


Lake Wales Charter Schools Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for Lake Wales Charter Schools, Inc. has the responsibility for setting policy, providing direction, and handling the business side of the enterprise.

In addition, each year, one or more Trustee is designated as the parent/community contact for a specific school.

Board of Trustees

Seat 1 – Epifania Martinez

Seat 2 – Eugene Fultz

Seat 3 – Christina Updike

Seat 4 – Danny Gill, Vice Chair

Seat 5 – Cheryl Garnett

Seat 6 – Jimmy Nelson

Seat 7 – Keith Wadsworth, Chair

Seat 8 – Dr. Terry Fasel

General Counsel – Robin Gibson

Lake Wales High School Board of Trustee Representatives


Dr. Terry Fasel, Trustee Representative
Phone:  863-679-6560, ext 226

Dr. Terry Fasel
Terry Fasel grew up in Hobart, Indiana and completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) in speech and hearing therapy and special education. He completed the Doctorate in Education (EdD) from Argosy University in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Fasel and his family (wife Dr. Linda Fasel, son Jeremy and daughter Sara Fasel Kane) moved to Lake Wales in 1984. He was a special education teacher and staffing specialist with the Polk County School Board. He also serves on the Our Children’s Academy board (chair 2010-11) and serves as president of The Florida Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and the Advisory Council of State Representatives of AACTE. He is currently the Director of Teacher Education at Warner University where he is also a Professor in the Teacher Education Department. He serves on the Polk Avenue Elementary SAC and served previously on the Hillcrest Elementary SAC. (Term expires June 30, 2017)



Eugene Fultz, Trustee Representative
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

Eugene Fultz
Eugene Fultz is the City’s appointed representative on the LWCS Board of Trustees.  He is a graduate of Arkansas Baptist College with a BA in Social Studies and Elementary Education.  He is a certified teacher and has taught Intensive Reading, Language Arts, History and Science.  He is a Vietnam Veteran who served two tours aboard aircraft carriers in the Navy.  First Sargent Fultz retired honorably from the Army National Guard after twenty years of military service.  He is a Licensed and Ordained Minister who focuses on issues such as drugs, gangs, violence and teen pregnancy. Eugene and his wife are CEO and CFO of Greater Grace Ministries of Florida, Inc. who serves hot meals to the less fortunate in Lake Wales, Haines City and Ft. Meade.  He has many affiliations within Lake Wales and throughout Polk County.  His never quit attitude resonates and he continues to go above and beyond for the betterment of the City of Lake Wales.  (Term expires June 30, 2017)

News & Announcements


Common Application is now available for the Class of 2016!

The Common Application was developed in 1975 to help reduce the number of separate applications and essays a student applying to numerous colleges and universities would have to complete. It is accepted by more than 500 colleges and universities, and used by more than 800,000 students internationally.

To being your application or to find out more information visit the Common Application website:


LWHS 2015-2016 Dress Code

We believe as a school community that our attitude about what we do or how we feel about ourselves is often influenced by what we wear. We are proud of our efforts to serve a diverse population of students. The dress code is one method we use to level the playing field for all students who attend Lake Wales High School.

Uniforms are available for purchase at Applied Images in Lake Wales.

Please visit for more information or call (863) 676-9800.


Important Lunch Information

Parents, did you know that you can put money into your student accounts online? Click the button below to learn how!