Testing Information

Testing begins soon!  It is VERY important that students be at school on time every day  but attendance is especially important during testing time.  Our testing schedule is LONG but we wanted you to know when those dates are so that you can be aware.

There will be more testing information coming home soon.

Here are our testing dates:

For a printable version click here:  2017-2018 Testing Table


Congratulations to our All-County Band Students

Gabriel Gresh, Skylar Hullett, and Harley Marquez were selected to the Polk County School Board’s  All-County Band. We are very proud of you and your accomplishments. We know you will represent us well!

In The News. . .

Our school has made the news!  On the Polk County School Board’s web page, there is an article about Mrs. Carson’s class and the  recycling program they created.  You can read all about it here:

Citrus Ridge Recycling

Thank you to Mrs. Carson and her students who help make a difference in our school and our planet!


Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy is proud to announce our Teacher and School Related Employee of the Year!

Our School Related Employee of the Year is Ms. Melissa Arwood!  Ms. Arwood is a great asset to our school, as she does anything and everything! Whether it is bus duty or cafeteria duty or coaching, she does it all!  We appreciate all she does for our school.


Our Teacher of the Year is Coach Emily Retzlaff.  Coach Retzlaff not only deals with all the middle school girls, but also serves as our Athletic Director.  She manages all our teams, coordinates buses and home game staff as well as making sure we all have our red Pioneer Pride t-shirts. We love you Coach!

Title 1: We need your help!

As a Title One school, we are required to develop a Parent and Family Engagement Plan and a School Compact for Learning – and we need your input.  Please join us for one of our parent input meetings on

Monday, October 30, 2017 at

8:30 am or 4:30 pm.

If you are unable to attend, and would like to provide input on the Title One documents, please contact Jeni Dyer at 863-259-4001 or

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Upcoming Events

FTE Week
Feb 5 – Feb 9 all-day

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Interim Reports
Feb 5 – Feb 9 all-day

Description of Event: Distribution Weekr
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All County Guitar Concert @ Lake Region High School Auditorium
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Description of Event: District wide guitar honor ensembles concert of MS and HS select students.r

Feb 19 all-day

Description of Event: Student, Teacher, Paraeducatorr
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Staff Development Day, Student/Para Holiday
Feb 26 all-day
End of 3rd 9-Week Grading Period
Mar 14 all-day

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