Healthy Schools Summer Academy

Healthy Schools Summer Academy 2024

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Healthy Schools Summer Academy (Academy) will be held June 4-5, 2024, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida. The 13th annual Healthy Schools Summer Academy will focus on integrated standards-based health education, physical education, civic and character education and life skills education for the development of healthy, confident, and resilient learners.

District administrators, mental health coordinators, school nurses, curriculum specialists, school counselors and all subject-area teachers, especially health education and physical education teachers, are encouraged to attend. This interactive professional learning opportunity will provide information and resources on topics including, but not limited to, Florida’s state academic standards, Required Instruction Planning and Reporting rule, resiliency education, nutrition, physical activity, safe and supportive environments, substance use and abuse prevention, and school connectiveness to ensure the health and wellbeing of students.

The theme for the 2024 Academy will be Maximizing Health and Physical Education for Resilient Learners.

The Academy will accommodate up to 200 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration cost of the academy is $90 per attendee.  

For questions about the program, please email Meghan Spencer at FDOE. For information about registration and payments, please contact the HSSA registrar.

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the HSSA registrar. Registration fees are non-refundable, but transferable.


Event Location

RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815

Meal Information 

The Academy will provide a boxed lunch for all attendees on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5. If you have dietary restrictions, food allergies or other concerns, please indicate so on your registration form.  

Housing Scholarship

The Academy will cover up to two nights at the Springhill Suites which is adjacent to the RP Funding Center for up to 50 participants. To apply, please follow the instructions in the registration form.

Key Dates

Hotel Information 

Please book your hotel room by April 9, 2024.

The following two hotels are adjacent to the RP Funding Center.


Hyatt Place Lakeland
525 W Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33815
*Covered walkway from hotel to the RP Funding Center
Booking intructions and link

SpringHill Suites
511 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815
*Hotel parking lot is between hotel and the RP Funding Center


Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland
3725 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803 (3.5 miles)

Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland-South Polk Parkway
3630 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, Florida, 33803 (3.6 miles)

Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
3839 Don Emerson Dr, Lakeland, Florida, 33811 (6.2 miles)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South
3405 South Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33803 (3.0 miles)

Home2 Suites by Hilton Lakeland
3610 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, Florida, 33803 (3.5 miles)

Residence Inn by Marriott Lakeland
3701 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803 (3.5 miles)

Staybridge Suites Lakeland West
3855 Don Emerson Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33811 (6.4 miles)

TownePlace Suites Lakeland
3370 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33805 (4.9 miles)