Lake Wales Charter School System's Outstanding Educator of the Year!
Congratulations to our very own Katrina Childress for being awarded the 2016 Lake Wales Charter School System’s Outstanding Educator of the Year! She is truly our ROCKSTAR on the RIDGE!
We Love the Arts
We believe that creative expression plays a part in our students becoming more well rounded individuals.
LWCS Teachers Learn to Code
2016 McCance Design Challenge
Highlander Students, we need your creative problem-solving skills and energy to help us attain the next step which is a 90% graduation rate. Time for more kids on this Ridge to claim their education. Are you game?
CLICK HERE for prize information and calendar events!
Highlander Outdoor Leadership!
The Highlander Outdoor Leadership Experience is a partnership between Bok Tower Gardens and Lake Wales High School to prepare students for leadership roles in the future.
College Summit is powered by students who are agents for change in their schools and their communities. This peer led initiative assisted our school in reaching 80% college admissions rate!
Lake Wales High School Mission
Creating a vibrant internationally minded community where students are encouraged to seek a life of inquiry, reflection, and merit
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.
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
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 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
Lost in America -Bleacher Report
On this Ridge…We are Your Brother’s Keeper
Check out the feature article Lost in America in the Bleacher Report.
“Big Buck for Big Gains” -The Lake Wales News
Check out the feature article of the 2016 McCance Design Challenge in the Lake Wales News.
“Different rules produce better results at Lake Wales High School” -Ledger
Check out the front page feature of Lake Wales High School in the Lakeland Ledger.
“Instructors Preparing to Teach K-12 Coding” -Ledger
Check out the great article by the Lakeland Ledger about an initiative by the Lake Wales Charter School System to incorporate coding at all age and grade levels!
Lake Wales School Keystone Design Project featured on Psychology Today
Click the URL below to read the article from Dr. Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A