Lake Wales Families: We encourage you to apply within the open enrollment period to minimize the possibility of being placed on the waiting list.


Stay tuned for next year’s list of college tours!


Opens Oct. 1!

See a Peer Forward team member or the Guidance Office for assistance!


Florida Standards Assessments results for LWHS!

Kudos to LWHS staff and students who exceeded expectations in recent testing! CLICK HERE to check out Florida Standards Assessments results for LWHS!

Check out the LWHS Instagram and Facebook !

Be sure to follow the LWHS Instagram account: @lwhshighlanders and like our Facebook page: for updates of what is happening on the Ridge!


ACT & SAT Testing

Check out upcoming test dates and register using the links below!

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Class of 2019 Senior Portraits SIGN UP NOW!

Class of 2019, it’s time to get your senior pictures taken for yearbook! Schedule your appointment ASAP using the link below!

Lake Wales High School Mission

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

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

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Check out the feature article in The New York Times about Peer Forward!


“Lake Wales hangs on to beat Lake Gibson” -The Ledger

Check out the feature of the Highlander football team in the Lakeland Ledger.

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“Lake Wales, McKeel grab All-Sports awards” -The Ledger



Check out our Highlander, 2018 Silver Garland Awards winner!

Check out the feature article the Lakeland Ledger.

Public Records

Pursuant to Florida Statute §119.12 (2) the contact information for The Lake Wales Charter School’s custodian of public records can be reached at:

Primary Address where records are routinely created, sent, received, maintained and requested:
130 E. Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853