This is an update for families who are awaiting news about whether their students have been selected for specialized programs and schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Polk County Public Schools is currently processing applications submitted during the open enrollment period for students who wish to join career academies, magnet/choice schools and other programs.
Families who applied for Harrison School for the Arts should begin receiving their official invitations via email on Friday, Feb. 12.
All other programs — including magnet/choice schools, Cambridge, International Baccalaureate and career academies — will begin sending their invitations during the first week of March. Parents will receive notification emails, and they can also check Parent Portal.
If you have questions about specific programs, please use the following telephone numbers:
– Magnet/choice: (863) 534-0631 ext. 788
– International Baccalaureate (IB) / Cambridge: John Miller, (863) 534-0631 ext. 794
– Career Academies: Diane Young, (863) 519-8438 ext. 816
– Harrison School for the Arts: (863) 499-2855