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How to Enroll Your Child in Polk County Public Schools

If you are new to Polk County, please take some time to browse this website as it offers a vast amount of information. Parents and guardians have two choices for beginning the enrollment process:

  • Gather the necessary documents below and visit the school your student is zoned for to obtain a paper enrollment packet
    –OR-
  • Gather the necessary documents below and use the Parent Portal to initiate the registration process electronically, then visit the school to complete the process

If you wish to use the electronic process through the Parent Portal to save some time in the registration process, please follow these instructions:

  • Visit the Parent Portal at https://parent.mypolkschools.net
  • Log in using your existing Parent Portal account –or- create an account if you do not already have one.
  • Click the menu item titled “Pre-Registration,” then follow the on-screen prompts.
  • If you need assistance with the use of Parent Portal to pre-register your student, please contact the Polk County Schools IST Help Desk at 863-519-8040 or HelpDesk@polk-fl.net.

Additionally, the Parents section of this website is geared specifically towards parents and offers access to Online Grades, Bus Delays and Required Immunizations, while the Schools section offers a listing of all the schools, a profile page on each school and a link to each school’s website.

The following documents are required to enroll in a Polk County school:

  • Birth Date Verification
  • Immunization record (Immunization 680 Form)
  • A physical dated within one year, if this is the first time in a Florida school.
  • Two proofs of residence
  • Upon initial enrollment in a school, the student or parent must produce two current (within 90 days) documents reflecting the correct residential street address. Post office boxes, private mail box addresses or commercial establishment addresses are insufficient. Examples of acceptable documents reflecting name and residential street addresses are as follows:

    • Apartment or home lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax record, rent receipt, home owners insurance
    • Current utility bill (electric, gas, water), cable, home or cell phone bill
    • Voter registration document, State of Florida identification card
    • Proof of government benefits (disability, Medicare, food stamps, Department of Children and Families (DCF) correspondence)
    • Current Florida driver's license, automobile registration, automobile insurance

    • If any TWO of the documents listed above cannot be provided because the parent and student live with someone else, an Affidavit of Residence may be used. The Affidavit of Residence must be notarized by a notary public of the State of Florida. Two proofs of residence from the owner/lease holder who signs the form will be needed.

      The Request for Temporary Assignment form must be completed to accompany the notarized Affidavit of Residence, and both forms submitted to the zone school along with the required two proofs of residency for processing. The Request for Temporary Assignment and Affidavit of Residence must be approved by the Pupil Accounting Department before the student will be allowed to start school.

Not sure what school is in your zone? Search for Schools in Your Area here.

Please contact Pupil Accounting at 863-519-3925 if you have any questions.

How to Transfer Your Child to Another School

Parents seek to enroll their children in a school other than their "zoned" school for a variety of reasons. For example, some parents desire a school that is geographically closer to their home, work, day care (reasons of convenience). In other cases, parents may be dissatisfied with their child(ren)'s current school(s). Please note that these are not sufficient reason to grant transfer requests. The Polk County School System operates under federal guidelines and judicial rulings, and is therefore not able to grant transfer requests based on the above reasons.

The following documents are required to transfer schools:

  • Request Form
  • Two proofs of residence
  • Upon initial enrollment in a school, a student or parent must produce two current documents reflecting the correct residential street address. Post office boxes, private mail box addresses or commercial establishment addresses are insufficient. Examples of acceptable documents reflecting name and residential street addresses are as follows:

    • Apartment or home lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax record, rent receipt, home owners insurance
    • Current utility bill (electric, gas, water), cable, home or cell phone bill
    • Voter registration document, State of Florida identification card
    • Proof of government benefits (disability, Medicare, food stamps, Department of Children and Families (DCF) correspondence)
    • Current Florida driver's license, automobile registration, automobile insurance
  • Other forms that may be needed and submitted with the above information.

Please contact Pupil Accounting at 863-519-3925 if you have any questions.