Hartridge Academy


GRADE    "A"  SCHOOL                                                                  
Congratulations to our students, their families, and the Hartridge staff. 2020 2021 scores and percentages of students earning Level 3 and above surpassed the district and state for all grades tested. Details are available at FLDOE.org regarding all Polk County public schools  including ours at https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=8121&district=53


2022 2023 Application for Waiting Pool Lottery -click here 

It is not too late to enter our 2021 2022 waiting pool!  If we have available spaces to fill for Semester 2 (January), names will be randomly selected from our current waiting pool for our current school year.  Click here for that application



Congratulations to Hartridge students and staff as we've completed our  20th year of  academic success as a parental choice in free public education for Polk County families!

   The success of our former students is the most authentic and consistent evidence of our popular award winning program. For those who choose to measure simply by a school grade, Hartridge has been awarded an "A" most years and is currently an "A" school.

    Despite a waiting pool of applicants, we choose to remain a small school.  The benefits of each staff member knowing all children has proven to be a strong ingredient for student success and safety.  Our scheduling for one on one time for each family throughout the year strengthens the learning process as well as the home to school relationship. 


Hartridge Academy is an elementary school (K-5) with: 

Traditional academic subjects,  Gifted, Grade Combination Classes, Accelerated Curriculum Classes, ESE inclusion, Single Gender Class opportunities (when available), Distant Education when school is closed.


VPK (preschool) & AFTERSCHOOL :

As a member of Florida's FREE education system, we assist families with placements in preschool, ESE, and afterschool programs elsewhere when not available onsite. Transportation on our public school bus is provided at several locations for our elementary students including after school childcare centers including the Boys & Girls Club. 

Interested in entering your child in our lottery or waiting pool? Click, print, complete, and mail the following:

2021 2022: Hartridge is not deemed a TITLE I school by PCSB

Though we will not receive any of the Title 1 funds or services, ALL students are allowed to order FREE breakfast and lunch during our morning attendance. It is prepared by the PCSB and delivered to the school at mealtime, thus none on hand for late arrivals. Parents may also pack lunches. 

The following are available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole : 

School Public Accountability Plan (SPAR)    School Improvement Plan (SIP)