Choice and Career Options
Learn more about which program is right for your child. Palm Beach County has more than 300 Choice and Career Academy programs available in 106 district schools for you to choose from. The Department of Choice and Career Options offers guidance and support to help find the right program for your child.
Open House Dates
Showcase of Schools for 2016-17
The Department of Choice and Career Options invites all parents/guardians and students to attend our annual “Showcase of Schools” on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the Expo Center at South Florida Fairgrounds located at 9067 Southern Boulevard at the corner of Fairgrounds Road and Southern Boulevard.
The “Showcase of Schools” will feature Choice and CTE Programs available throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. Representatives from the schools will be available to discuss the educational opportunities offered by the District. We look forward to seeing you there!
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 Programme (IBCP) 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 www.ibo.org
For more information about the IB in Palm Beach County, please visit https://www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms/ib-programs.
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.
Choice Booklet for 2017-18
Available mid-October, 2016. Choice applications for 2017-18 open on November 1, 2016.
The window to apply for second semester is October 1-31, 2016. 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 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 is to graduate students prepared for the demands of the 21st century.