Thank you!

Mr. Baker, one of our staff members, planned a Shoe Drive for our school. He collected new and gently used shoes, which were then donated to help those in need.

I would like to personally thank everyone that participated in the shoe drive that took place in December here at Citrus Ridge.  I am proud to say that it was a great success.  The shoes that you donated were taken to The Way Center in Haines City for distribution to families and individuals in need.  The Way Center is a non-profit, family focused community organization that helps families in need or crisis.  Thank you Citrus Ridge for your generosity and for helping meet the basic needs of those in our community. 

 Mr. Baker

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!

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Upcoming Events

Staff Development Day, Student/Para Holiday
Feb 26 all-day
Soccer VS Boone Middle (AWAY) @ Haines City High School
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Soccer VS Jewett Middle (AWAY) @ Denison Stadium
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Soccer VS Daniel Jenkins @ Haines City High School
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
End of 3rd 9-Week Grading Period
Mar 14 all-day

Additional Information: School Calendarsr

Family Engagement Night – “Pi”oneer Math/Science
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm