Polk State Lakeland Collegiate and Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate high schools will host informational sessions for current sophomores interested in attending one of Polk State College’s charter schools. The collegiate high schools are high-performing A-graded schools that serve juniors and seniors. Students fulfill high school requirements while also earning college credits. In many cases, students graduate with both their high school diplomas and associate’s degrees.
In addition to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs, the collegiate high schools also offer courses that lead to industry certifications in health sciences and computer programming and infrastructure.
Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School also offers a pre-teaching academy and curriculum enhanced with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School offers enhanced curriculum programs in community service, leadership, and pre-teaching.
Students attend the collegiate high schools at no cost, and transportation is available for most areas of Polk County.
To be admitted one of the schools, a student must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average unweighted and cumulative, as well as a passing score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).
The informational sessions will allow prospective students to learn about the application process, tour the buildings, meet with current students, and receive tips on preparing for the PERT.
Applications will be available Feb. 1 at https://www.polk.edu/charter-high-schools/.
Informational sessions will be held as follows:
Lakeland Collegiate High School
Tuesday, Jan. 30 | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 6:30 p.m.
Polk State College Lakeland Campus, LTB Auditorium
For more information, 863.669.2322
Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School
Tuesday, February 6 | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 6:30 p.m.
Polk Sate College Winter Haven Campus, WST 126
For more information, 863.298.6800
About Polk State College
Located in Winter Haven, Florida, and established in 1964, Polk State College is a multi-campus institution serving more than 16,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. The College also operates three charter high schools. Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; and a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics.