We are excited to be involved in several great initiatives happening throughout Polk County! Click “Learn More” under any initiative for more information and details about the project. 

Opening August 2024

We are thrilled to be welcoming IDEA schools to Lakeland for the 2024-2025 academic year! IDEA Public Schools offer students personalized learning, critical thinking skills, and mastery of core subjects, creating the perfect recipe for success. 

The new school will be located along Kathleen Road and Interstate Drive. Lakeland Leads is proud to be spearheading the recruitment of IDEA Charter School to broaden high-quality education opportunities. With a capacity to serve almost 1,200 K-12 students, we’re thrilled for the opportunities this will bring to students in our community.