Polk State’s collegiate high schools will host information sessions for prospective students in February.
Students at Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School in Winter Haven and Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School 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, Polk State’s collegiate high schools offer courses that lead to industry certification in computer programming and infrastructure, and health science. A Criminal Justice track is available at Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate, and Polk State Lakeland Collegiate offers a Digital Multimedia option.
Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply to the schools. Requirements include a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (weighted and cumulative) and a passing score on the PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test); some programs at the schools require only a 2.5 unweighted and cumulative GPA.
The PERT is administered Monday through Saturday at Polk State Lakeland, Polk State Winter Haven and the Polk State JD Alexander Center in Lake Wales.
Prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session at any of the following locations and times:
Polk State Winter Haven, 999 Ave. H N.E.
Student Center (WST) 126
Feb. 3, 19
For more information, call (863) 298-6800.
Polk State Lakeland, 3425 Winter Lake Road Lakeland Technology Building (LTB) 1100
Feb. 4, 11, 25
For more information, call (863) 669-2322.
Applications will be available at the information sessions or at the school offices. The application deadline for lottery admission to both schools is Feb. 27.