School Mission

Bill Duncan Opportunity Center will provide an individualized curriculum for each student which will allow them the flexibility to transition to their zoned school prepared to succeed.

School Vision

Every student will transition back to their home school equipped with social skills and study habits necessary to be successful.

Welcome to Bill Duncan Opportunity Center!


The Staff at Bill Duncan Opportunity Center is focused on and dedicated to student success. We focus on “You are the choices that you make.” If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

Important Information

Volunteer Background Check Fee to Remain at $25 Through End of 2018

The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge and handbook, will remain $25 through the end of the calendar year.

Polk County Public Schools will be using more extensive volunteer background checks as part of our security measures to protect students and staff. The district will incur an additional charge for the statewide and national background checks.

However, through the end of 2018, the cost to volunteers will remain $25. We are exploring other funding sources to help offset the cost of background screening for volunteers on an ongoing basis. More information will follow.

For more information on volunteering with Polk County Public Schools, please visit our website:

District Weekly Communication Form:

2020–2021 Uniform Statewide Assessment Calendar – Polk County Public Schools: