Open Enrollment dates for the 2018-2019 school year will be released at a later date.

Applications are accepted each year for Magnet and Choice Schools during an Open Enrollment period.

Definition of Magnet and Choice Schools:

A distinctive theme and/or other program feature characterize Magnet and Choice schools. Magnet and Choice schools are schools of choice that in addition to the standard required curriculum of general education, provide students with special learning themes, such as science, technology, math or the arts. These themes serve to attract students to the schools.

Differences:

Choice schools differ from magnet schools in that magnet schools' sole purpose was to originally desegregate schools and are specifically identified in the Polk County desegregation agreement. Choice schools can be created in response to community or school interest in choice.

Types of Choice Schools:

Partial Choice Schools

Partial Choice schools have a student population comprised of students who are zoned for that school by the address where they live and a group of students who apply for a predetermined number of choice seats at the school.

Full Choice schools

Full Choice schools have a student population comprised of students who have made application to the school. This type of school is similar to Magnet school in that all seats at the school are filled through an application process.

Magnet & Choice School Brochures and Videos

Zone Key

The key below will help you determine which Magnet and or Choice schools are available in your area. Click on the school name for information.

Zone A

Students who live in the areas zoned for the following schools would attend Magnet and Choice Schools in Zone A.

  • Lakeland High School
  • George Jenkins High School
  • Lake Gibson High School
  • Kathleen High School
  • Tenoroc High School*
*Tenoroc High School serves students in both Lakeland and Winter Haven. Please check your Magnet Zone on the district's ZoneFinder to determine which Magnet Zone your child is eligible to submit an application.
Zone A Magnet School(s)
Zone A Choice School(s)

Zone B

Students who live in the areas zoned for the following schools would attend Magnet and Choice Schools in Zone B.

  • Winter Haven High School
  • Auburndale High School
  • Lake Region High School
  • Tenoroc High School*
*Tenoroc High School serves students in both Lakeland and Winter Haven. Please check your Magnet Zone on the district's ZoneFinder to determine which Magnet Zone your child is eligible to submit an application.
Zone B Magnet School(s)

Zone C

Students who live in the areas zoned for the following schools would attend Magnet and Choice Schools in Zone C.

  • Haines City High School
  • Ridge Community High School
Zone C Magnet School(s)
Zone C Choice School(s)

Zone D

Students who live in the areas zoned for the following schools would attend Magnet and Choice Schools in Zone D.

  • Bartow High School
  • Lake Wales High School
  • Ft. Meade Middle/Senior High School
  • Frostproof Middle/Senior High School
  • Mulberry High School
Zone D Magnet School(s)
Zone D Choice School(s)