Guidance & Registration

If you are enrolling into a Polk County Public School for the first time from out of the state of Florida, you will need the following:

  • Birth Record
  • Florida Immunization Record
  • Physical within the last 12 months
  • 2 Proofs of Address (see below)
  • Most recent Grades/Test Scores

If you are enrolling into Polk County from another Florida School, you will need the following:

  • Birth Record
  • Florida Immunization Record
  • Florida Physical
  • 2 Proofs of Address (see below)
  • Most recent Grades/Test Scores

If you were in a Polk County School in the past, you will need the following:

  • 2 Proofs of address (see below)
  • Proof of Grade Level

If the student is enrolling in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, you will need proof of required immunizations.

The Following Is A List Of Acceptable Proofs Of Address

  • Apartment or home lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax record. A rent receipt is acceptable if the name and phone number of the landlord as well as your name and the address are on the receipt.
  • Current utility bill (electric, gas, phone, cable, water)
  • Voter registration document
  • Proof of government benefits (disability, Medicare, food stamps, DCF correspondence)
  • Current Florida Driver’s License, State of Florida ID Card
  • Automobile registration or current automobile insurance

If you live with a family member, friend, fiance etc., and the the proofs are in their name, you will need to complete an affidavit of residence form.

THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE POLK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD REQUIREMENTS. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS.

Immunization Requirements

All students enrolling in 7th grade must have the following immunizations before they can enter 7th grade. NO schedule will be given until shots are up-to-date:

  • Tdap/Tetanus – Diphtheria – Pertussis
  • 2 MMR
  • Hepatitis B series (three vaccinations)
  • Varicella (vaccination or proof of disease)

Shots must be submitted on a Florida 680 immunization certificate issued by the health department (a copy of this form can be picked up at our office from the cumulative folder prior to getting vaccinated).

Shots Are Available FREE at the Health Department

  • Auburndale Health Department
    1805 Hobbs Road, Auburndale
    863.965.5400
  • Lakeland Health Department
    3241 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland
    863.413.2620

Promotion Requirements

Middle Grades Course Requirements for Promotion to Ninth Grade

  • English: 3 years
  • Math: 3 years
  • Science: 3 years
  • Social Studies: 3 years
  • Career and Ed Planning

Total of 12 credits, 3 per grade level, AND a 2.0 GPA, is required to be promoted to high school.

Any student who does not receive a passing grade, D or higher, in an academic subject will be required to retake that course before being promoted to the next grade level.