Keyword for this page: School Choice

Welcome

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.

Parent Choice Guide

The Office of Acceleration and Innovation has developed the Parent Choice Guide to assist parents with finding the various choice schools available to them for all ages in grades Kindergarten through twelve. By clicking on the picture to the right, parents can scroll through the Parent Choice Guide to find schools by grade, by theme (Arts, STEM, IB, etc) and by location. Haga clic aquí para ver la guía de opciones padres en Español.

Application Opportunities

The 2018-2019 Open Enrollment application period for all Magnet and Choice schools will begin at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

You can access the Magnet/Choice application at www.PolkEdOptions.com beginning at 8:00 AM on November 1, 2017.

Visit our Acceleration and Innovation website at http://pcsbai.weebly.com/ to access teacher resources, the Power Up Weekly Newsletter, and Summer Learning enrichment activities.

2016 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant

The Office of Acceleration and Innovation was awarded the 2016 Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Grant, which includes five schools.

  • Brigham Academy (applying to be an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme integrated with STEM)
  • Combee Academy of Design & Engineering (implementing a STEM program with a Personalized Learning Framework)
  • Daniel Jenkins Academy of Technology (implementing a STEM program focused on environmental science with a Personalized Learning Framework)
  • Lake Alfred Polytech Academy (implementing a STEM program with a Personalized Learning Framework)
  • Rochelle School of the Arts (integrating STEM into their existing Arts Program with a Personalized Learning Framework)

Please find below the Project Narrative and Program Descriptions for each school.

Staff Listing

Name: Title:
Carolyn Bridges Senior Director
Carla McMullen Senior Coordinator of Operations & Evaluation
Sylvia Williams Student Assignment Specialist
Janet Cameron Technician, McKay / Student Assignment
Alison Johnson Senior Director's Secretary
Jenna Stanley Technician
Candy Amato Magnet Resource Teacher of Professional Development and Academic
Mijana Lockard STEM/STEAM Magnet Resource Teacher
Marci Richardson Magnet Resource Teacher
Debra Canning 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