School Choice Priority Application Window Has Now Closed

The school choice priority application window for the upcoming 2024-25 school year closed on Feb. 16, 2024.

For more information about PCPS magnet/choice schools, please call 863-534-0631 ext. 788.

For questions about career academies, please call 863-519-8438 option 1.

IB and Cambridge questions should be directed to 863-534-0631 ext. 794.

Magnet and choice schools offer the standard required curriculum of general education, as well as distinctive themes or programs, such as science, technology, math or the arts, that attract students to the schools.

Differences Between Magnet and Choice Schools

Originally, the sole purpose of magnet was to desegregate schools that were specifically identified in the Polk County desegregation agreement.

Choice schools can be created in response to community or school interest.

Need Help?863-534-0631

School ZonesKnow Your Zone!

Students interested in attending a magnet or choice program may only apply to schools within their zone of residence. To determine your zone, please refer to the district’s online GeoZone application. Enter your address and then select the appropriate check box (Magnet Zones, IB Zones, etc.).


Zone A | Lakeland

Zone C | Davenport, Dundee, Haines City

Zone B | Lake Alfred, Winter Haven

Zone D | Bartow, Lake Wales

High School Accelerated Programs

High School Choice Program