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 for IB Programmes Opens November 10

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted November 10 through January 12, 2021, at 4:00pm EST. Parents must apply online through Parent Portal.
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 below:


Additional information regarding the qualification and application process can be found at


Important: Before beginning your application, please ensure that all student information, including your address, is listed correctly in Parent Portal.  An incorrect address may result in your application being delayed or denied.  To correct your information, please contact your child’s school. If you do not have a parent portal account, please follow the instructions on the Parent Portal page to create one.

Application Instructions

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.