Orientation is held every Wednesday at 2:00 PM.

Prior to enrollment the student and a parent/guardian must attend orientation. Orientation begins promptly at 2:00 PM every Wednesday. This meeting takes approximately 30 minutes. The meeting will consist of a presentation (see below), question and answer session, and filling out the required orientation packet. You must bring 2 current proofs of residency with you. Once this is done and all paperwork is completed, the student will be enrolled.

The District Discipline Office provides the school with any paperwork on the incoming student. Once orientation is complete, the student is enrolled into classes by the Guidance Counselor. Your child will be eligible to start school the Monday following orientation or as soon as his/her suspension is complete.

Orientation Presentation: BDOC Orientation Presentation




How Does My Child Transition?

Students are assigned to Bill Duncan Opportunity Center (BDOC) as per the Polk County School District policy. Students continue their academics while at BDOC until they have fulfilled all requirements to be eligible to return to his/her zoned school.

Exit Procedures and Meeting

A letter is sent home to the parents/guardians informing them that their child has met the requirements to be released back to his/her zoned school. A transition date and time is set and notifications are sent out to the zoned school with re-enrollment information.

An exit meeting is conducted with the parent/guardian, BDOC Administration, and a representative from the zoned school to discuss the students progress while at BDOC. At this meeting, academic records, testing information, and discipline records are reviewed. The student’s grades-in-progress, current attendance, and teacher information reports are attached to the Exit Information Form. All participants leave with a copy of the Exit Conference and Exit Information Form.