Healthy Schools Summer Academy 2018

The Florida Department of Education’s Healthy Schools Summer Academy is a professional development opportunity for teachers and administrators of health education and physical education content with special emphasis on other subject area courses with integrated health education benchmarks. This annual event will next take place June 13-14, 2018 at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland . 

Health education and physical education are required instruction for grades K-12. Academy sessions will include information and resources focusing on Florida standards, safe and supportive environments, sexual health education, school connectedness, nutrition, tobacco prevention education, physical education assessments and youth risk behavior survey (YRBS). Teachers of all subject areas are encouraged to attend. 

The Academy will accommodate up to 200 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration cost of the academy is $60 per attendee.  

Training Location:

George Jenkins High School
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813


For information about registration and payments, please contact Nichole Wilder at   

Attendee Registration has CLOSED.

Capacity has been reached for this year's Academy.
Please email  Nichole Wilder or call 850-245-0813 to be placed on the wait list.

Exhibitors & Sponsors
as of November 20, 2018

Dairy Council of Florida
Equality Florida
Florida KidCare
Florida PTA
Florida Tobacco Prevention Training for Educators
Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership
Kindness Matters 365 / Samaritans365
One Love Foundation
US Games



Meal Information 

The Academy will provide a boxed lunch for all attendees on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14. Healthy refreshments will be provided on both days. If you have dietary restrictions, food allergies or other concerns, please indicate so on your registration form.  


Hotel Information 

Mention Healthy Schools Summer Academy to receive group rate
Room blocks close on 5/27/18 (or when full)

Residence Inn Lakeland

3701 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803


Rate: $129/night – includes breakfast


Courtyard Marriott

3725 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803


Rate: $135/night – includes breakfast