Welcome to 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.

Attention SENIORS:  Please click Senior Dates 2017 for important dates for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.

Upcoming Open Houses

It is Open House season!

  • Polk State’s exciting Open House Event April 27,2017, from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., on the Lakeland Campus. Students will have an opportunity to take advantage of a scholarship drawing, tours of the campus, and speak to representatives from all of Polk State’s programs.
  • Traviss Technical College will have an Open House on Thursday, April 13, from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Our open house is an excellent opportunity for seniors to view Traviss’ many different programs.

If you are interested in learning more, please stop in to see Mrs. Cook in College and Career.

Yearbook Order Information

Parents, the deadline for purchasing your senior pages through our online system has passed.  Now the only way to reserve your page before the final deadline of March 10th will be to contact us at ahs.yearbook@polk-fl.net or by calling 863-965-6200 ext. 261.  The yearbook staff would like to make sure that you do not miss your final opportunity to recognize your graduating senior.

Click Senior Ad Order Form 2017 for the form to order ads for the yearbook.

C/O 2015 & 2016 Achievements

Ag’s Florida State Fair Results

Breanna Thornton placed second in showmanship with her heifer anew received a 2nd place red ribbon.

Caleb Nelson showed 4 commercial Rhode Island Red hens and received 1st place blue ribbons for each of them.

Our Horse Judging team placed 35th in the state; Trinity Bessinger, Kalyn Jackson, Hanna Strickland and Bailey Swanson. Hanna was 61st high individual (out of 250 individuals).

Our Livestock Judging team placed  51st in the state; Kandace Ladd, Ryan Yates, Austin Benenati, and Breanna Thornton.

Our Poultry Judging Team placed  18th in the state; Chris Anderson, David Dorman, Caleb Nelson, and Nolan Gilmore. David Dorman was 45th high individual and Chris Anderson was 47th high individual (out of 130 students competing). This team will go on to compete at the State Poultry Judging Contest in April at the University of Florida!

FFA Week – February 18-25

Tuesday 2/21 – Orange you glad we have Ag Day – wear orange to support Agriculture

Wednesday 2/22 – Camouflage day (NO OVERALLS!)

Thursday 2/23 – Thank a Farmer-Dress like a Farmer Day (NO OVERALLS!) / Ag Olympics Games and Fun@ @ 2:30-4:40 on the back Practice Field by the outside basketball courts

Friday 2/24 – National Wear Blue and Gold Day /Chicken BBQ Lunch and Dinners Served! Pick up your orders at the Teacher’s Lunch Room in the Cafeteria. Lunch 10:45-12:00, or 5:00-7:00 dinner

Flu Letter

Please click here for a letter about the flu vaccine.

Scholars Institute Heading to UF on 3/15

The Scholars Institute is happy to announce our final College Exploration tour of the 2016-2017 school year: The University of Florida!

We will be traveling to UF on March 15th and the cost is just $15.  If you are interested in touring the campus and learning more about what the University of Florida has to offer their Future Gators, please stop in to Guidance to pick up a registration/permission form.

If you have questions, please stop in to see Mrs. Cook or Mrs. Parada.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Volunteers Wanted

Polk County Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers who are 14 and older to help out with their spring and summer programs.  If you are interested in helping out and earning community service hours, please stop into College & Career to pick up information.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
15
Wed
all-day Early School Dismissal
Early School Dismissal
Mar 15 all-day
Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r
Mar
20
Mon
all-day SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
Mar 20 all-day
Description of Event: Spring Holidaysr Additional Information: All schools and district offices will be closed during this time in an effort to reduce energy costs. School Calendarsr
Mar
30
Thu
all-day Grades Due
Grades Due
Mar 30 all-day
Additional Information: School Calendarsr
Apr
4
Tue
7:30 am About Face Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
About Face Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Description of Event: Awards honoring students that have made changes in their grades, behaviors and attitude.r r Contacts for Event: Erin Martinez
Apr
20
Thu
6:00 pm Superintendent’s Scholars Awards @ The Lakeland Center's Youkey Theatre
Superintendent’s Scholars Awards @ The Lakeland Center's Youkey Theatre
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Description of Event: Celebrating graduating seniors who have a 3.8 weighted G.P.A. by the end of their seventh semester.r r Contacts for Event: Leah Lauderdale
May
1
Mon
all-day Interim Reports
Interim Reports
May 1 all-day
Description of Event: Distribution Weekr Additional Information: School Calendarsr
May
11
Thu
7:30 am Volunteer of the Year Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
Volunteer of the Year Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Description of Event: Annual awards event honoring our outstanding volunteers.r r Contacts for Event: Erin Martinez
May
17
Wed
all-day Early School Dismissal
Early School Dismissal
May 17 all-day
Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r