Admission Information 2020-2021


Admission for 2020-2021 School Year

The application process is open for waitlist only.  We are currently at capacity.

During the application enrollment period, you can apply by clicking here to complete the application. You must also apply through Polk State College here and the College system will email your Polk State student ID within 3-4 day(s). When you apply to Gateway through our online application you must upload your PERT scores. Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate high school serves students in grades 11 and 12 who have earned at least 10 credits required for high school graduation. Students can expect to receive a standard high school diploma, at least nine college credits, a plan for transitioning to college or work, and skills for success.

(The applicant must have PERT scores to enroll in Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School. Students who wish to take the PERT placement test online will need a computer with internet access, as well as a webcam and microphone, and a quiet place to test independently. Calculators and other resources are not permitted. To request to take the PERT online, students should send an email to, including their name and Polk State College student ID #.)

Contact Information:

Dr. Corey J. Barnes, Principal – 863.669.2923, ext. 6187

Dr. Meesha J. Downing-Townsend, Assistant Principal – 863.669.2923, ext. 6197

Mrs. Cherie Murray, Program Assistant – 863.669.2923, ext. 6336