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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 Online Application

The 2015-2016 Choice online application will open November 3, 2014. Complete an application at

18th Annual Showcase of Schools

Join us at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 4:00-8:00 pm, to explore the variety of Choice programs and other educational opportunities available for your children for the 2015-2016 school year.

Representatives from Palm Beach County Choice schools and programs will be on site to assist you as you learn more about the exciting programs available for your children, including (but not limited to): Aerospace Science (BASA), Performing Arts, Medical, Criminal Justice, Culinary, Engineering, Teacher Education, JROTC, International Baccalaureate, Construction, Technology and Dual Language and Montessori just to name a few. District staff will be on hand to answer your questions about transportation, ESE needs, Choice program procedures and much more!

Come check out the new programs available for the 2015-2016 school year including: Environmental and Animal Science, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), Symphony Orchestra, Fire Science, Graphic Arts and the expansion of the Arts programs at Boynton Beach High School.

News Channel 5 will be sponsoring the kick off for the annual Bill Brooks Food for Families food drive, so please, bring non-perishable food to donate for local families. For more information, please call 561-434-8755. See you there!

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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