Keyword for this page: School Choice


Welcome to the Office of Acceleration and Innovation where school choice provides opportunities for developing the potential that lies within the young leaders of tomorrow. This website is a resource which families may use to research the best choice to match the interests of their sons and daughters.

Application Opportunities

Open Enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 through 5:00 PM Friday, January 8, 2016. Please visit us at Polk Ed Options during these dates to complete an online application.

Opportunity Scholarships:

The Florida Department of Education will not offer new Opportunity Scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year due to the delay in calculating school grades.

Florida School Choice Website

Staff Listing

Name: Title:
Carolyn Bridges Senior Director
Carla McMullen Senior Coordinator of Operations & Evaluation
Sylvia Williams Student Assignment Specialist
Janet Cameron Student Data Entry Clerk
Carol Harrell Senior Director's Secretary
TBA Accounting Specialist II
Heather Lanham Magnet Resource Teacher of Professional Development and Academic
Mijana Lockard STEM/STEAM Magnet Resource Teacher
John Miller Curriculum Specialist of Accelerated Programs

Contact Information

Office of Acceleration and Innovation

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831-0391

Phone: 863-534-0631

Fax: 863-534-0097

Contact our office by email