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.

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


Open Enrollment dates for the 2017-2018 school year have now been set for all Magnet and Choice Schools. Please visit us at Polk Ed Options during these dates to complete an online application.
  • Applications will be available online beginning at 8:00 AM, Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

  • Applications will continue to be accepted until 5:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2017.

  • Notifications of acceptance for the 2017-2018 school year will be sent by email or mail beginning March 10, 2017.

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
Carol Harrell Senior Director's Secretary
Jenna Stanley Accounting Specialist II
Candy Amato 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