How do I apply?

Our admission process was developed to ensure the necessary information is gathered to determine if LIfL can meet the needs of the child. Our process involves an inquiry, a private tour, intake screening, and final determination.

Call to get an intake application sent via email, or arrange to pick one up at the front office. Once completed and returned, the Officer of Admissions will contact you to schedule a private tour. Tours are provided by appointment Tuesday through Thursday.

At the time of the tour, you would be required to bring records, evaluations, and current IEPs. Plan for 30-45 minutes for the tour and a discussion.

After reviewing the student’s information, we will determine if they are an appropriate candidate to schedule for a meet & greet and classroom shadow. The meet & greet takes about an hour, and the classroom shadow is a full school day.

If the child is determined to be eligible for enrollment and is accepted into LIfL, we will finalize the admission process with a conference to discuss placement and conditions of admission.

What is conditional enrollment?

Conditional enrollment refers to a situation where a student’s admission is contingent on meeting certain requirements. These requirements typically relate to participation in additional support programs, such as securing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. The specific conditions will vary depending on the students’ individual needs.

What are your curricular guidelines?

Our curriculum is designed to meet the rigorous academic standards set forth by the Florida Department of Education. The standards provide a clear framework for student learning and ensure our students are well prepared for success on their post secondary paths. Lakeland Institute for Learning prioritizes differentiated instruction in order to meet the students where they are. 

What is your tuition?

To provide the most accurate and personalized information about tuition and fees, we schedule you for an in person conference with our Officer of Admissions. They can discuss your specific needs and then outline the relevant costs associated with our program.

How can I get involved with my student’s education?
  • Stay informed:  We have a user-friendly online portal called Thinkwave, which provides access to grades and assignments. Here's the login link for your reference:
  • Connect with the community:  Our Parent Teacher Group (PTG) meetings are a fantastic way to connect with other parents, teachers, and school staff. These meetings offer valuable insights into school activities and events.
  • Volunteer your time: Volunteering just 20 hours throughout the year can significantly impact the school community. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your interests and availability.
What are your school hours?

Our school day runs from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The drop-off traffic line runs from 7:45 am to 8:15 am. The pick-up traffic line runs from 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm. 

We offer before school service that allows students to come in as early as 7:15 am. We also offer an after school service that allows students to stay until 5:30 pm.

What is the early release schedule?

Doors are open for students until 8:00 am on early release days. After 8:00, on early release days, parents must sign in their student in the front office

Arrival/Attendance 8:00-8:15 am

1st Period: 8:20-9:05 am

2nd Period: 9:10-9:55 am

3rd Period: 10:00-10:45 am

4th Period: 10:50-11:35 am

Lunch: 11:40-12:05 pm (Eat lunch in homerooms)

Prepare for Dismissal: 12:05-12:15 pm

Dismissal: 12:15 pm

Absences, Tardiness, and Early Check Out

LIfL understands the importance of regular attendance for student success. Parents must notify the school on the day of an absence through email or by calling the front office at 863.225.1263. 

A student is considered tardy after 8:15 am. Parents or guardians are expected to sign their student in at the front office if tardy. 

Parents can check out their students until 2:00 pm. After 2:00 pm, parents must pick up their students through the car line.

Uniform Policy

LIfL believes a uniform policy fosters a positive learning environment, promotes school spirit, and eliminates distractions related to clothing choices. This policy outlines uniform expectations for all students.


Red, goldenrod, or royal blue polo shirts with the school logo are required.

Students can wear our school T-Shirt on Spirit Fridays.

Sweaters and zip up jackets are allowed. Pullover hoodies are not permitted.

You may purchase your uniform shirts directly from Miss Paule’s by visiting LIfL’s online store at the following URL:

or you may buy them at a store of your choice and drop them off to have them embroidered with LIfL’s logo in the upper left chest area.


Solid color pants (beige, navy blue, or black) only.

Jeans, sweatpants, and other casual pants are not permitted.

Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh or longer.

What happens after graduation?

Lakeland Institute for Learning offers a unique transition program specifically designed for students up to age 22. This program helps young adults develop the skills they need to thrive in areas like independent living, career preparation, and social interaction.

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