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Open Enrollment Begins November 8 for Magnet, Choice School Programs and Career Academies in Polk County

November 8, 2016

Applications are now available for Polk County magnet schools, choice schools and career academies for the 2017-2018 school year.

Applications are available online at The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2017.

Magnet and choice schools are schools that, in addition to the standard required curriculum of general education, provide students with special learning themes, such as science, technology, math, communication and the arts. For additional information about magnet and choice schools, contact the Office of Acceleration and Innovation at

Polk career academies are small, personalized learning communities within a high school that focus on career skills. Students enter the academy through a voluntary process; they must apply and be accepted with parental knowledge and support. For additional information about Polk Career Academies, visit