Welcome to BDOC
As part of a corrective process, your child has been enrolled at Bill Duncan Opportunity Center (BDOC) for a period of time during this school year. At BDOC we believe that students can be successful. We take pride on providing a safe and orderly environment. As we work closely with students, know that we are devoted to transitioning all students back to their home schools equipped with the necessary social skills and study habits for continued success during the year.
Check out is done through the main office. Students will not be allowed to check themselves out of school. Only a parent/guardian or others as listed on the emergency card will be allowed to check students out. Picture ID must be presented each time before the student will permitted to check out. Students who are 18 years old and/or who claiming independence must have documentation on file.
Students who become ill during school hours will inform their teacher and will contact the main office for further instructions. A parent will be contacted by the nurse, if necessary. Students who need medication should see the nurse for appropriate documents and procedures to follow. Students are not allowed to be in possession of prescription or over-the-counter medication at any time.
- After attending the required orientation on Wednesday, Student(s) may begin the following Monday.
- Once the required two proofs of address are submitted, a bus request is made to the District Transportation Department. Their contact number is (863) 534-7300
- Within 3 to 4 school days, the Transportation Department will return a bus pass to the school office. The student will be given 3 copies of the bus pass; one for the AM driver, one for the PM driver and one for the parent(s) records. Students are not allowed to drive while attending Bill Duncan Opportunity Center
- Breakfast is provided free of charge. Breakfast is served until the tardy bell. Students are not allowed to bring any food or drinks on campus or have it delivered.
School administrators will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and complies with district rules. For more information, please refer to the Code of Student Conduct for a copy of the student dress code.
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.
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.