Choice, Charter and Community Education


    Julie Summerlin, Supervisor


     512 South Palm Avenue

    Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737

    Main Phone # (352) 253-6780

    Fax # (352) 253-6779



    Hours - 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.





    Welcome to the Choice, Charter and Community Education Department.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the following programs:


    Charter Schools



    • Educational Choice Transfer
    • FLDOE-Administered Programs 
      • The Gardiner Scholarship Program
      • Reading Scholarship Accounts
      • Florida Tax Credit Scholarships
    • Hope Scholarship
    • MacKay Scholarship 
    • Magnet Schools
    • Opportunity Scholarship
    • Virtual Schools


    Community Education

    • Extended Learning Centers
    • Behind the Wheel Program
    • TLSAE (Drug, Alcohol and Traffic Law Class for First Time Driver)


    Teen Parent Program



    Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact Information

    Lake County Schools, FL does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, genetic information, age, pregnancy, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. An employee, student, parent, or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:


    Katherine Falcon, SHRM-CP, Supervisor

    Compensation and Employee Relations/Equity Coordinator

    Phone: 352-253-6548