The PCPS School Choice Application Window is Open

The 2023-2024 school choice application window is open until 4:00 pm on Feb. 15. During this window, families can apply for their students to attend a variety of exciting, enriching educational opportunities for students of all ages including:

Cambridge AICE

This challenging international curriculum emphasizes broad and balanced study that requires an in-depth understanding of subjects. Students develop critical reasoning, research, teamwork and argumentation skills and are able to tailor their studies to their interests, abilities and future goals.

Career Academies

These small, personalized learning communities within a elementary, middle or high school focus on a specific field of study, such as health sciences, business, or aerospace. Many PCPS career academies have received national certification and offer students the option to earn college credit or industry certification.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB is a demanding academic program through which students earn college credits and develop the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed at the postsecondary level. IB is available at the elementary-, middle- and high-school levels.


Magnet and choice schools offer unique themes designed to provide a rigorous academic program focused around specific areas of student interest, such as the arts, International Baccalaureate or STEM.

Applications will be accepted online through Parent Portal. Visit for detailed application instructions.

Important: Before beginning your application, please ensure that all student information, including your address, is listed correctly in Parent Portal.  An incorrect address may result in your application being delayed or denied.  To correct your information, please contact your child’s school. If you do not have a parent portal account, please follow the instructions on the Parent Portal page to create one.

Harrison School for the Arts Application Information:

Please be advised that the application window for Harrison School for the Arts is separate from other Polk County programs and closes on Jan. 9. All information and the online application can be found at

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