Welcome to Polk County Public Schools!
We’re glad that you’ve chosen us for your child’s education.
At Polk County Public Schools, we offer innovative technology and hands-on lessons in our classrooms, as well as model arts programs and nationally accredited workforce academies. Each of our more than 150 schools are filled with caring educators who will help your child strive for a bright future.
We look forward to meeting the newest member of our learning family! Here’s how to get started today …
Steps to register new students (PreK -12th grade)
Find your school zone
Collect required documents
Collect the required documents:
*If you are currently experiencing homelessness and require assitance with any of these documents, please visit https://polkschoolsfl.com/hearth/ for more information.
Complete the Student Entry Form
Visit your zoned school to finish registration
Once you’ve gathered the required documents listed on the Registration Requirements (Step 2) and completed Student Entry Form (Step 3), visit your zoned school to submit the paperwork. No appointment necessary. Contact the school or check their website for office hours.
Additional Enrollment Options:
- Preschool – Polk County Public Schools provides several preschool programs for children under kindergarten age. Each program has unique eligibility requirements. More information on enrolling your child is available on our Preschool Programs page.
- Virtual and Home Education – Polk County Public Schools also offers virtual and home education options to meet students’ individual needs. Visit our Polk Virtual School and Home Education Program pages for more information.
Other Important Enrollment Resources
Code of Student Conduct — Explains students’ rights and guidelines for behavior in Polk County Public Schools.
Dress Code — Explains the dress code students must follow?
Immunizations — Explains immunizations required for Polk County Public Schools students.
School Meals — Details the food, menus and payment options available to students.
SchoolMessenger — Use this resource to receive school-related telephone calls and emails from your child’s school.
School Transportation — Visit School Transportation to sign your child up to ride a bus, view bus delays and learn about the rules for riding the bus.
Kindergarten Checklist – A helpful guide for ensuring your child is ready to succeed from day one.