Auburndale High School

Welcome to Auburndale High School, home of the Bloodhounds!  Auburndale High School is known for academic excellence. Teachers and staff work diligently developing the intellectual capacity of students while providing them an extraordinary environment that inspires greatness. We define greatness as “the ability to do the ordinary tasks of daily living in an extraordinary way.” We take a student centered approach to guide our Bloodhounds in identifying and selecting their academic and co-curricular needs that enable them to attain their goals for the future. Our commitment is to ensure that every Bloodhound is known, valued, and inspired to succeed in the twenty-first century.

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Taylor Ladd2017 AHS grad Taylor Ladd competed this week in the extemporaneous public speaking contest at the Florida FFA State Convention. She placed 3rd overall in the state of Florida. Great job, Taylor!

 

AHS Summer Blood Drive

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2017 AHS Graduation Ceremony

If you missed it, or want to watch your graduate again… courtesy of HDTV:

Architecture & Engineering Academy News

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L to R: Caleb Nelson, Breanna Thornton, Mrs. Shaske,, Destiny Blackmon, Taylor Ladd

Congratulations goes out to all the FFA members who participated with our FFA this past year –

At last night’s County FFA Federation Banquet the Auburndale Sr FFA Chapter was awarded 3rd place for the most actively successful chapter in Polk County.  This is a great honor since we are a much small chapter than many others in the county and that most other High school FFA chapter have multiple teachers.  Destiny Blackmon received her trophy for placing 3rd in the County FFA Star Green-hand (1st year ag/FFA member) contest and she received a $100 check from Mr. Donald Bronson for her achievement.  We are very proud of all the accomplishments of our FFA chapter.

AHS Welcomes Judge Bob Doyel

After Mrs. Fountain’s English 2 classes finished up reading “Julius Caesar,” they are now going to put Brutus on trial for the murder of Julius Caesar.  This is going to teach the students skills in the argumentative writing process in a fun and engaging way. In order to learn more about trials and the court system, Judge Bob Doyel was invited to come to speak to her English classes on Friday, May 19th. It was a learning process for us all, and the students were inspired from Judge Doyel’s experiences. We are thankful he came to speak to our AHS students and look forward to him coming back to judge the murder trial against Brutus!

 

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We would like to congratulate AHS alumni Faith Bailey, Faith Barnett, Wendell Lewis, Vanessa Norris, and Kyle Smith for being candidates for the American FFA degree.  The American FFA degree is the highest honor bestowed upon any regular member of the national FFA organization.  Usually 1% of FFA members earn this degree nationwide; AHS has five!  To see the original press release, click here.

Summer School Information

  • Polk County Public Schools is offering an opportunity for students to retake a course in which they have not yet been successful and need to improve their grade or recover credit.
  • Two Sessions:

o   Session 1: Monday-Thursday, June 12 – 22

o   Session 2: Monday-Thursday, June 26 – July 6 (No school on Tuesday, July 4th)

o    8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each day with a 30 minute break.

o   Students taking Algebra I for credit recovery must attend both sessions daily (4 weeks total). 

  • Please see a Mr. Portillo, Ms. Giles, Ms. Mills, or your guidance counselor for an application.
  • Registration deadline is June 3rd

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Upcoming Events

Aug
8
Tue
all-day Student Orientation Day, Paraedu...
Student Orientation Day, Paraedu...
Aug 8 all-day
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Sep
4
Mon
all-day Holiday
Holiday
Sep 4 all-day
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Sep
9
Sat
all-day FTE Week
FTE Week
Sep 9 all-day
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Sep
11
Mon
all-day Interim Reports
Interim Reports
Sep 11 all-day
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Sep
13
Wed
all-day Early School Dismissal
Early School Dismissal
Sep 13 all-day
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Oct
11
Wed
all-day Early School Dismissal
Early School Dismissal
Oct 11 all-day
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all-day End of 1st 9-Week Grading Period
End of 1st 9-Week Grading Period
Oct 11 all-day
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