PCPS Open Application Priority Information

The Open Application Priority period for the 2024-25 school year is January 8th, 2024 through 4pm on February 16th, 2024.
Contact the District Curriculum Specialist of Accelerated Programs at 863-534-0631 x794 regarding paper applications and possible district assessment opportunities.

Prospective Students Eligibility Profile for IB at Bartow High School

In order to attend IB, a student must apply, and qualify, for one of the limited seats during the District Open Application Priority Period during his/her eighth or ninth grade year.

IB Application Requirements

Current 8th grade students can apply for the IB program during the Open Application period. A link to the electronic application will be posted here when the application period opens.

For a student to be accepted in this specific program, the parent must apply during the Application period, and the student must be registered to take a computerized district assessment in February (if the student has not already earned an Achievement Level score of 5 on the 7th grade English Language Arts state assessment, and an Achievement Level score of 4 or 5 on the Algebra 1 state assessment). Students need to score high enough on the state or district assessment to qualify into this program.

After completing the electronic application, parents will then be able to register for one specific assessment session for their child through Parent Portal. A list of some of the available assessment dates and locations is provided below.

District Assessment Dates and Locations:

Assessment Dates Assessment Locations Time
 Saturday, February 3RD  Haines City High School  8:00am – 12:00pm
 Saturday, February 10TH  Tenoroc High School  8:00am – 12:00pm
 Friday, February 16TH  Bartow High School  2:45pm - 6:00pm
 Friday, February 16TH   Haines City High School  2:45pm - 6:00pm
 Friday, February 16TH  Tenoroc High School  2:45pm - 6:00pm
 Friday, February 16TH  Winter Haven High School  2:45pm - 6:00pm
 Saturday, February 24TH  Bartow High School  8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, February 24TH  Winter Haven High School  8:00am – 12:00pm

Union Academy, Lawton Chiles Middle Academy,  Jewett Middle Academy, and Dundee Ridge Middle Academy students have the option to test at their IB MYP school site or at the high school testing dates and locations listed above.

 Assessment Dates Assessment Location Time
 Thursday, February 15TH   Union Academy  3:15pm – 6:15pm
 Tuesday, February 20TH   Lawton Chiles Middle Academy  3:15pm – 6:15pm
 Wednesday, February 21ST   Jewett Middle Academy  3:15pm – 6:15pm
 Thursday, February 22ND  Dundee Ridge Middle Academy  4:15pm – 7:15pm


If you have questions, you may contact IB Bartow at (863) 534-0194 or the District Curriculum Specialist for Accelerated Programs at (863) 534-0631 ext. 794.