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)
#01 Find Your School Zone
Find your zoned school based on your address, or visit our school options page to discover more.
#2 Collect Required Documents
- List of Registration Requirements English | Spanish
- Entrance and Immunization Requirements English | Spanish | Haitian Creole
- Medical Information Form English | Spanish | Haitian Creole
*If you are currently experiencing homelessness and require assistance with any of these documents, please visit https://polkschoolsfl.com/hearth/ for more information.
#3 Complete the Student Entry Form
Fill out a printable Student Entry Form English | Spanish | Haitian Creole
#4 Make an Appointment to Visit Your Zoned School to Finish Registration
Once you’ve gathered the required documents listed on the Registration Requirements (Step 2) and completed the Student Entry Form (Step 3), call your school to schedule a visit.
Use your residence address to find your zoned school.
Learn about our various school options and find the program that’s right for you.
Browse and search the full list of PCPS schools.
Additional Enrollment Options
- Early Childhood – Polk County Public Schools provides several programs for children under kindergarten age. Each program has unique eligibility requirements. More information on enrolling your child is available on our Early Childhood 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.
- Out-of-Zone Transfers – Through a process called “Controlled Open Enrollment,” students may request a transfer to another school besides their zoned school, including transfers to public schools in surrounding counties. Students can apply for placement in any school in the state that has not reached capacity and still has seats available. The goal is to promote and encourage parental involvement and ensure students have access to a school that meets their needs.
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.
Kindergarten Checklist – A helpful guide for ensuring your child is ready to succeed from day one.
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.