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The application window for the Second Semester of 2014-2015 school year is October 1-31, 2014. More info
International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB K-12 Education Continuum is offered in each of the geographical areas of the School District of Palm Beach County.  More Info

Our Mission

Our department is committed to empowering and supporting students and their families in making informed, educational decisions leading to post secondary education and career options in order to compete in today’s technology-driven, global society.

Our Vision

Our vision is to graduate students prepared for the demands of the 21st century.

Choice Program Online Application Update

The Choice Program online application for the 2015-2016 school year is now closed. You may still log in to your parent dashboard, however, the status of the application(s) will not be available. All applications are considered 'in processing' until the lottery is conducted and notifications are sent out after April 3, 2015. No information will be provided over the phone.

Check back after 4:00 pm on April 3, 2015 for results of the 2015-2016 Choice program lottery.

2015-2016 Palm Beach State Collegiate High School

Palm Beach State Collegiate High School is a dual enrollment school choice option for high school seniors who have completed all requirements for high school graduation other than those which can be satisfied by PBSC courses. Students are enrolled as full-time students at Palm Beach State College's Palm Beach Gardens campus and earn 30 or more semester hours of college credit.

ADMISSION: Preference is given to applicants from these three high schools: Palm Beach Lakes HS, Palm Beach Gardens HS, and William T. Dwyer HS. Only Grade 11 students can apply.

Palm Beach State Collegiate High School Choice Application (Deadline: April 1, 2015)

Type or print this form in blue or black ink. You must complete one application per child and complete all information as requested. Completion of this application does not guarantee admission. Falsification of information on this application could lead to ineligibility for this program. Parent/guardian and student must be full-time residents of Palm Beach County when application is submitted. For more information, call (561) 434-8755.

Return completed application to: Department of Choice and Career Options 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., C-124, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, fax to (561) 434-7364, or email to

Questions About Our Programs?

Do yo have questions about choice programs? Email your questions to

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Open House Dates

We encourage you to attend the Open House for each Choice program to which you intend to apply.

Career Education

Students participating in Career Education programs in the School District of Palm Beach County will graduate with career training in high wage, high demand occupations as well as a set of strong workplace competencies that today’s workforce demands from its employees. Career Education provides a solid foundation to help build futures for students by integrating academic, critical thinking, technical and organizational skills that are relevant to the real world. Students will leave Career Education programs with the proper skills to make informed decisions for a future career. For more information please visit Career Education.

International Baccalaureate Programs

Students participating in any of the four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world.  IB graduates are accepted into universities throughout the world and are prepared for success in any of their chosen careers.  Critical and creative thinking are developed through student-centered learning experiences in all academic disciplines and the arts. IB students study an additional world language. All of the four IB programs are offered in the School District of Palm Beach County. These are:

Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in Grades K-5

Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in Grades 6-10

Diploma Programme (DP) for students in Grades 11-12

IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC)  program designed for high school students who wish to participate in the IB Diploma Programme while also completing a Career Education pathway

For more information about IB programs, please visit

For more information about the IB in Palm Beach County, please visit