Hartridge Academy


Great News! 2019-2020 lottery applications for our waiting pool are available now!

2019 - 2020  Lottery Application Due Postmarked by October 30, 2018 for first drawing pool! We will continue to accept application all year for subsequent drawings. 

2018-2019 Lottery Application  It's not too late to apply for this current year! 



Congratulations to Hartridge students and staff as they celebrate eighteen years 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.

    Despite a waiting pool of applicants that could double our enrollment, we choose to remain a small school.  The benefits of each staff member knowing each child and parent 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


VPK (preschool) & AFTERSCHOOL :

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

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


2018 2019: 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)