Explore Our Educational Options

Polk County Public Schools offers many educational options for all of our K-12 students. Before enrolling, explore the links below to learn more about the many opportunities available. Then mark your calendar to get a first-hand look at the annual WE3 Expo!

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Magnet and Choice schools offer unique attractors and themes designed to provide a rigorous academic program focused around specific areas of student interest, such as the Arts, International Baccalaureate or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

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Polk Career Academies

Polk Career Academies are small, personalized learning communities within a high school. Students enter the academy through a voluntary process; they must apply and be accepted with parental knowledge and support.

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Cambridge AICE

This robust, rigorous, and challenging international curriculum emphasizes a broad and balanced study that requires an in-depth understanding of subjects. Students engage in important study and job skills such as critical reasoning, researching, working in teams, and argumentation. They are able to tailor their studies to their interests, abilities, and future goals. The Cambridge approach aims to develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, and engaged.

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The International Baccalaureate program is a rigorous academic program designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in advanced college placement options through high school college credit courses. At the elementary and middle school levels, students participate in interactive academic courses with technology-based science labs and dynamic self-directed projects. Students learn languages, cultural perspectives and a wider world view.

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Fine Arts

Our fine arts schools offer quality academic programs with an emphasis on rigorous study in performance and fine arts areas (visual arts, dance, theatre, film, and music). Students learn to work together on projects as well as explore their own individual talents. They are encouraged to be fearlessly creative as they participate in plays, concerts, art exhibitions, film festivals and more!

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Roosevelt Academy of Leadership & Applied Technology

Roosevelt Academy of Leadership & Applied Technology serves grades 6-12. Designed as a close-knit learning community, the school enables teachers and students to work together in small groups or on a one-on-one basis. Staff members emphasize positive relationships and leadership skills through a school-wide daily point system, peer mediation, peer tutoring, community service, and a high school-level leadership course. The curriculum provides students with college and career readiness skills.

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