It’s official!: Lake Wales Senior High School is a 2020 Best High School, based on rankings that U.S. News & World Report!

Tips for Parents during COVID-19

CLICK HERE to download an article from with tips for parents with older children at home.

Superintendent Letter, School Opening

CLICK HERE to download a letter from the LWCS Superintendent Letter, Dr. Jesse Jackson regarding the opening of school in August.

2020 Covid-19 Fall Plan for LWHS Community

CLICK HERE to download the 2020 Covid-19 Fall Plan draft for LWHS Community.

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

Lake Wales High School:

Danny Gill, Trustee Representative / Chair
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

David Fisher, Trustee Representative
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

Edward W. Bok Academy N & S:

Howard Kay, Trustee Representative
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

Paul Gerrard, Trustee Representative
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary:

Sandra Mercer, Trustee Representative
Phone:  863-679-6560, ext 226

Howard Kay, Trustee Representative
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

Hillcrest Elementary:

Becky Gaston, Trustee Representative
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

Janie Howard Wilson Elementary:

Dr. Andy Oguntola, Trustee Representative, Vice Chair
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

Polk Avenue Elementary:

Dr. Greg Hall, Trustee Representative
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext 226

General Counsel:

Robin Gibson

News & Announcements

Check out the WIFI hotspot locations that provide publicly available internet access to the community of Lake Wales!

CLICK HERE to check it out!

Join LWHS Staff, Social Workers, and parents as we all come together and navigate the newness of being full time parents and educators. These virtual forums will cover a broad range of topics of your choice as well as best practices as we adjust to this new norm! There will also be a time for questions.

To attend one or all of the live forums, please register using the Eventbrite link below.

Click HERE to Sign Up!


Highlanders, don’t forget Academic Coaches are here to help!

CLICK HERE for time and availability!

Highlanders, check out the opportunity for one on one tutoring! Please use the form to request one-on-one tutoring. Mrs. Ansley and our Academic Coaches will be working on scheduling these sessions. They will be in touch to finalize and notify you of your scheduled time.

Click HERE to Sign Up!


Lake Wales Charter School buses will be delivering breakfast and lunch to areas outside of the immediate City of Lake Wales, where meals continue to be available at McLaughlin Middle School and Spook Hill Elementary from the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The stop locations and times are below:

Route 1
10:50 a.m – The Preserves: Preserve Parkway at Creek Side Drive
11:15 a.m. – Pedaler’s Pond at bus stop location
11:45 a.m. – Waverly, Hodge Street at First Street (Park)
12:05 p.m. – Enchanted Grove Mobile Home Park (at bus stop)

Route 2
10:45 a.m. – Mammoth Grove Road at Gerald (in open field)
11:10 a.m. – Camp Mack Road at Camp Lester Road (in parking lot)
11:45 a.m. – Laurel Avenue at Holly Street (in open field)
12:05 p.m. – Friedlander Road at Tangelo Street (in open field)

Route 3
10:40 a.m. – Towerpoint Apartments (at bus stop)
11:05 a.m. – Mountain Lake Cutoff, Sanford St. at Stanford Street
11:30 a.m. – Old Bartow Road at Airport Road
11:55 a.m. – Washington Street at Coral Shores Drive (at park)

Route 4
10:55 a.m. – Cedar Hammock Street at Schooner St.
11:20 a.m. – President’s Drive at Washington (in field)
11:45 a.m. – College Park Mobile Home Park (open field outside community)

Route 5
11:00 a.m. – Walk-in-Water, Cypresswood Drive at Oakwood Drive
11:35 a.m. – Nalcrest at bus stop
11:50 a.m. – 3851 Sam Keene Road
12:15 p.m. – Indian Lake Estates at restaurant parking lot

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