VPK Summer School

May 29, 2018 through July 20, 2018

7:30am until 3:30pm

NO SCHOOL - July 4, 2018



Avon Park: Memorial Elementary

Sebring: Woodlawn Elementary

Lake Placid: Lake Country Elementary

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VPK is a free program to prepare every Florida five year old for kindergarten. Children MUST be five years old on or before September 1, 2018 and have NOT previously completed a VPK program.



Breakfast and lunch


How to Register?

English or Spanish Instructions PDF

You will need one of the following documents from each section below for ELC registration:


      • Verification of Child's Age
          • Birth Certificate - Government Issued
          • Passport
          • Immunization Record - Signed by physician or health official
          • Valid military dependent identification card
      • Verification of Florida residence (No P.O. Box addresses will be accepted)
          • Utility Bill - Current (gas, electric, cable or land line bill)
          • Driver's License - Current
          • Pay stubs - Current
          • Government document (passport)
          • Residential rental/lease agreement, food stamp letter, Florida ID

Registration Instructions

Step 1: Parents/guardians must register online at for Florida's Early Learning FAMILY PORTAL - School Readiness and VPK. Follow the prompts for registration.

Step 2: Download and print your child's ELC certificate that will be sent to you via email. The ELC certificate must be signed by the parent/guardian AND by the School Board of Highlands County, Curriculum Department. Certificate can be emailed, faxed or hand delivered to the District Office.

    • Email - Tracy Mays, Curriculum Department
    • Fax - 863.314.5299, Attention: Tracy Mays, Curriculum Department
    • Delivery - 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870

Step 3: Complete the Summer VPK Curriculum Department's online entry form

Step 4: Complete the State required verification of ethnicity online registration form

For More Information

Tracy Mays, Curriculum Department

Phone: 863-471-5569

Fax: 863-314-5299


  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus
  • All school supplies will be provided – you will only need to provide a backpack.
  • Minimum class size ------ 4 students (must have 4 students to open a class) and Maximum class size ------12 students.
  • You will be notified regarding the teacher and the room number via letter or phone call approximately one week prior to VPK starting .
  • On the first day of school, please park your vehicle and walk your student inside to meet his/her teacher and see the classroom. You can speak with the teacher regarding concerns or issues you may have at this time.
  • We realize children do get sick. If your child is not well enough to attend school, please call the school that morning to inform the teacher. If you planned a vacation during the school time frame, please let the teacher know, in writing, at least one week prior.