Controlled Open Enrollment is Open through April 28!

The process of controlled open enrollment gives students throughout Florida an opportunity to attend a school other than their zoned school. During controlled open enrollment, families seeking additional choice options can apply for placement in any school in the state that has not reached capacity and still has seats available.

Applications must be submitted online through Parent Portal. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 28.

For more information about controlled open enrollment, please visit

Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 is Open through April 28!

Registration for incoming kindergarteners for the 2023-2024 School Year is April 3 – April 28. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2023.

Parents and guardians can prepare now by becoming familiar with the new student registration steps below and by gathering the necessary documentation.

Schools will also be open for kindergarten visits on April 20. Please contact your zoned school for event times.

For more information about kindergarten registration and preparation, please visit

School Options

Did you know Polk County Public Schools has five preschool programs, two adult schools and two technical colleges? We do! Did you know our school district includes five Florida Arts Model Schools and more than 20 nationally certified workforce academies? It’s true! Polk County Public Schools encompasses more than 150 school sites, offering programs for learners of all ages, abilities and aspirations.

School Options by Grade Level

School Options by Program