Phone: (813) 757-9462
    Fax: (813) 707-7211

    Student Hours: 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM

    Early Release Monday Hours: 9:15 AM to 2:30 PM

    Uniforms: No Uniforms

    Before School Program: No
    After School Program: No

School History

  • Willis Peters Exceptional Center (WPEC) is part of the Hillsborough County Public School system. WPEC provides educational programs and support for students with a wide range of disabilities between the ages of 3 and 22. Included at WPEC are programs for students with Visual Impairments, Dual Sensory Impairments, Physical Handicaps, Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, and Moderate to Significant Intellectual Disabilities. Students are placed based on their individual needs.

    Willis Peters Exceptional Center, formerly known as Dover Exceptional Center was originally housed in the basement of the First Methodist Church in downtown Plant City. After that it moved to the Tomlin Agriculture Building, which is now the Area VI office. In 1973, Dover Exceptional Center was constructed on the campus of Dover Elementary. Additional renovations to Dover school took place in the late 1980's and again in 2000/2001. During the 2000/2001 renovations, the school was re-named Willis Peters Exceptional Center, in honor of the former principal, Willis Peters. The current Principal is Cara Yacinich.