PCPS Open Enrollment Begins Jan. 4, 2022

Open enrollment at Polk County Public Schools will begin Jan. 4, 2022. Parents/guardians are strongly urged to submit applications by 4:00 pm on Feb. 18, 2022, for priority consideration. However, they still can apply for available open seats until the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.

During open enrollment, families can apply for their students to attend a variety of exciting, enriching educational opportunities for students of all ages including:

  • Cambridge AICE
  • Choice Schools
  • Career Academies
  • Pre-academies
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Magnet Schools

Cambridge AICE Application Requirements for the 2022-23 School Year

To be accepted into this program, current 8th grade students must apply during the Open Enrollment window and must register to take a computerized district assessment. The student must qualify into this program by scoring high enough on the district assessment.

After completing the electronic application, parents will then be able to register for one specific assessment session for their child through Parent Portal. A list of the available specific dates and locations of the assessment is provided below.

If you have questions, you may contact the school or call the District Curriculum Specialist for Accelerated Programs at (863) 534-0631 ext. 794

Parents/guardians may apply online through Parent Portal or through a paper application.

For complete application instructions and to view an application tutorial video, please visit polkschoolsfl.com/applicationinstructions.

Important: Before beginning your application, please ensure that all student information, including your address, is listed correctly in Parent Portal.  An incorrect address may result in your application being delayed or denied.  To correct your information, please contact your child’s school. If you do not have a parent portal account, please follow the instructions on the Parent Portal page to create one.

Cambridge AICE Assessment Testing Dates

Test Date Test Location Test Time
Saturday, January 29 George Jenkins High School 8:15am-12:00
Saturday, January 29 Haines City High School 8:15am-12:00
Wednesday, February 2 Bartow High School 2:30pm-6:00
Wednesday, February 2 Haines City High School 2:30pm-6:00
Saturday, February 5 George Jenkins High School 8:15am-12:00
Saturday, February 5 Tenoroc High School 8:15am-12:00
Saturday, February 12 Tenoroc High School 8:15am-12:00
Saturday, February 12 Winter Haven High School 8:15am-12:00
Saturday, February 19 Winter Haven High School 8:15am-12:00
Saturday, February 26 Winter Haven High School 8:15am-12:00

High School Cambridge AICE Programs

There are presently two high school Cambridge AICE sites in Polk County. A student’s residential address within the school district determines which Cambridge AICE high school the student could be eligible to attend. See below for the proposed listing of schools for the 2022-23 school year.

If you have any questions regarding Cambridge AICE at Tenoroc High School (863-614-9183) or Winter Haven High School (863-291-5330), please contact the respective high school.

Tenoroc High School

Students zoned for the following high schools are eligible to attend the Tenoroc High Cambridge AICE Program (tenoroc.polk-fl.net/cambridge/)

  • Auburndale High
  • George Jenkins High
  • Kathleen High
  • Lake Gibson High
  • Lakeland High
  • Mulberry High
  • Tenoroc High

Winter Haven High School

Students zoned for the following high schools are eligible to attend the Winter Haven High Cambridge AICE Program (winterhavenhs.com/cambridge/):

  • Bartow High
  • Davenport High
  • Fort Meade High
  • Frostproof High
  • Haines City High
  • Lake Region High
  • Ridge Community High
  • Winter Haven High

District Expectations

Students are expected to adhere to all the academic, ethical, and behavioral requirements described in the Student Code of Conduct. Depending on the location of a student’s residency, students and families need to be aware of the additional time commitment involved in utilizing district transportation.

Florida State Statutes

f.s. 1007.29.534 (1)(c)

A student is eligible for a Florida Academic Scholars award if he or she meets the general eligibility requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and: Has been awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office or an Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma from the University of Cambridge International Examinations Office.


f.s. 1007.29.535 (1)(b)

A student is eligible for a Florida Medallion Scholars award if he or she meets the general eligibility requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and: Has completed the International Baccalaureate curriculum but failed to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma or has completed the Advanced International Certificate of Education curriculum but failed to earn the Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma, and has attained at least the score required under f.s. 1009.531(6)(b) on the combined verbal and quantitative parts of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the Scholastic Assessment Test, or the recentered Scholastic Assessment Test of the College Entrance Examination, or an equivalent score on the ACT Assessment Program.