Coronavirus Information


Call your doctor if you develop these symptoms or have been in close contact with a person known to have coronavirus or if you have recently traveled to an area with a wide or ongoing outbreak of the virus. You may also call the state’s dedicated coronavirus call center at 866-779-6121; this line is available 24/7.  For questions related to coronavirus on a local level, please call the Florida Department of Health in Polk County’s information center at 863-519-7911. This information center is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Covid-19 Updates

April 18, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran recommended that all Florida public and private K-12 schools continue distance learning and keep campuses closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

April 1, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-91 on April 1 outlining a stay-at-home policy for Floridians. The Order took effect Friday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. and will last until Thursday, April 30th, unless it is extended for a longer duration.

March 30, 2020

The Commissioner of Education expanded school closures through May 1st. 

Distance Learning begins at PPCA. 

March 27, 2020

Beginning March 30 through April 15, schools and district offices are closed to the public. Limited staff will be present.

Polk County Public Schools will continue the food distribution schedule from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, while all schools are closed statewide through April 15. 

For the most up-to-date list of all available food distribution sites, visit

March 22, 2020

Schools must develop and share Continuity Learning Plan (CLP) with stakeholders.  The CLP will outline classroom learning platforms, office hours, resources, and communications. 

March 18, 2020

In accordance with the Florida Department of Education, PPCA will be moving to full on-line distance learning effective March 30 through April 15, 2020. PPCA will continue to use current web-based learning programs and software applications. 

There are no new academic expectations until March 30, 2020. Please check PPCA emails for further information and academic directives from your student's respective teacher.

March 17, 2020

State Testing Dates

Governor DeSantis has announced that K-12 schools in Florida will remain closed until Wednesday, April 15. All state assessments (FSA & EOC’s) have been canceled for this school year.

March 16, 2020

Report Cards
The closing of the 3rd quarter was on Friday, March 13, 2020. Grades are due March 20, with report cards scheduled for distribution on March 30, 2020.

State Testing Dates
As reported by the Florida Department of Education, currently all state testing has been delayed by a minimum of two weeks.

March 13, 2020


In accordance with the Florida Department of Education, Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy will be closed March 16-27, with plans to reopen March 30, 2020.

In partnership through PCPS food service, PPCA students may continue to receive their school lunches during this closure period. Please visit for a complete list of distribution locations.