Prospective Students Eligibility Profile
for Haines City High School’s IB Programme

In order to attend IB, a student must apply, and qualify, for one of the limited seats during the District Open Enrollment period during their eighth-grade year.

  • Middle School GPA of a 3.5 or higher
  • Have qualifying standard assessment scores
  • Live in the HCHS IB zone (East Side of Polk County – see zoning below.)

Students zoned for the following high schools are eligible to attend the Haines City IB Programme:

  • Haines City High
  • Ridge Community High
  • Lake Region High
  • Winter Haven High
  • Auburndale High
  • Tenoroc High
  • Lake Gibson High

Application Process

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year closed on January 12 at 4 p.m. and no further applications will be accepted at this time.

In order to qualify for this high school program, all interested current 8th-grade students must apply ­during Open Enrollment, and qualify for a seat by signing up for, and scoring high enough on, a district test to be administered in January 2021. Available district testing dates are listed at https://polkschoolsfl.com/ib/.

Additional information regarding the qualification and application process can be found at www.polkschoolsfl.com/ib.

District Expectations

Students are expected to adhere to all the academic, ethical and behavioral requirements described in the Code of Student Conduct. Depending on the location of a student’s residency, students and families need to be aware of the additional time commitment involved in utilizing district transportation.