Is Your Child Currently Enrolled in Polk County Public Schools?

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My child is currently enrolled in a Polk County Public School

Harrison School of the Arts

Harrison School for the Arts enrollment is an audition-based process. For more information about that school of choice, please visit: www.harrisonarts.com

In order to submit an application you must have an active Parent Portal Account.  If you do not, visit https://polkschoolsfl.com/parentportal/ and refer to the section titled “Create a Parent Portal Account.”

  • Log into Parent Portal https://focusk12.polk-fl.net/focus/. (For best results, it is recommended that you use the Google Chrome browser.) If you do not know your password, visit https://polkschoolsfl.com/parentportal/ and refer to the section titled “Reset Your Password.”
  • After logging in, verify that your address is correct. An incorrect address may result in your application being delayed or denied. (To update your address, please contact your child’s current school.)
  • Select the child’s name for which you are applying from the drop-down menu in the top right corner. If your child’s name is not in the drop-down list, you must physically visit your child’s current school and present your I.D. card to obtain a PIN number. After obtaining the PIN, visit https://polkschoolsfl.com/parentportal/ and refer to the section titled “Attach Student(s) to Account.”
  • After selecting the child for whom you would like to submit an application, select the “My Child” tab from the left sidebar.
  • Select the desired application. You may complete the “Magnet/Choice/IB/AICE/Summerlin” application, the “Career Academies: Middle & High Schools” application or both applications if you desire.
  • Complete the desired application and select the schools to which you wish to apply in order of preference. When done, click “Save” or “Save & Print.”

You will receive a confirmation email with your application number included.

You may make changes to your application(s) at any time during the application window.  This will not affect your chances for selection.

Application approval will be determined by a lottery system, NOT a first-come/first-placed system.

Contact (8:00 am – 4:30 pm):

For questions about Career Academy applications, please call 863-519-8438 ext. 819.
For questions about Magnet/Choice applications, please call 863-534-0631 ext. 788.
For questions about IB/Cambridge applications, please call 863-534-0018 ext. 675.

My child is NOT currently enrolled in a Polk County Public School.

Harrison School of the Arts

Harrison School for the Arts enrollment is an audition-based process. For more information about that school of choice, please visit: www.harrisonarts.com

  • Visit https://focusk12.polk-fl.net/focus/auth/ and select the link titled “I DO NOT have an Account Registered on Parent Portal.” (For best results, it is recommended that you use the Google Chrome browser.)
  • Enter the requested information, and click the “Submit” button.
  • Select the link titled “I would like to APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT for a new child.”
  • Fill out all required fields, and click “Begin Application.”
  • Read the subsequent information page and click “Next Page.”
  • Read the information on the directions page, and click “Next Page.”
  • Complete the general student information, address, contacts, and contact options. Where applicable, click the green “Save” button at the bottom of each section and then click “Next Page.”
  • Read the “Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement of Truth,” and click “Submit and Finish.”

If you have additional children for whom you would like to create an application, click the link titled “I would like to APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT for a new child,” and repeat the process.

  • After entering all children, click “I am FINISHED adding students.”

You will now be directed to the Parent Portal main page.

  • After selecting the child for whom you would like to submit an application, select the “My Child” tab from the left sidebar.
  • Select the desired application. You may complete the “Magnet/Choice/IB/AICE/Summerlin” application, the “Career Academies: Middle & High Schools” application or both applications if you desire.
  • Complete the desired application and select the schools to which you wish to apply in order of preference. When done, click “Save” or “Save & Print.”

You will receive a confirmation email with your application number included.

You may make changes to your application(s) at any time during the application window.  This will not affect your chances for selection.

Application approval will be determined by a lottery system, NOT a first-come/first-placed system.

Contact (8:00 am – 4:30 pm):

For questions about Career Academy applications, please call 863-519-8438 ext. 819.
For questions about Magnet/Choice applications, please call 863-534-0631 ext. 788.
For questions about IB/Cambridge applications, please call 863-534-0018 ext. 675.