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From Superintendent Byrd: No hurricane makeup days!

Attached please find a letter from Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Jackie Byrd regarding Hurricane Matthew and its effect on the 2016-2017 school year.  

Student Letter – No Makeup Days.pdf

Homecoming Information Video

Upcoming Scholars Institute Seminars

November 16th @ 1:00 (Early Release) – Bright Futures*


December 14th @ 2:00 – Top 10 Attributes for College Admissions


January 18th @ 2:00 – Senioritis*


February 15th @ 1:00 (Early Release) -Develop of Plan of Action with your Courses


March 15th @ 1:00 (Early Release) -College Exploration: Reach, Match, Safety


April 19th @ 2:00 – College Admissions Essay & Personal Statement Composition


May 3rd @ 2:00 – Learning Legacy Program*


* Seniors must attend either Bright Futures or Senioritis, and Learning Legacy in order to obtain a Scholars Institute Cord.

2016 AHS Homecoming Court

The votes are in! The top 10 candidates for homecoming king and queen:

Candidates for Queen

  • Drew Browning
  • Paytin Burton
  • Ashley Cesar
  • Lizzi Durham
  • Morgan Hamblen
  • Cidney Jacques
  • Brieanna Molin
  • Kristy O’Neal
  • Rodeline Santana
  • Destiny Summerall

Candidates for King

  • Austin Benenati
  • Ryan Cole
  • Jason Epps
  • Isaac Etienne
  • Jared Foster
  • Marshal Hattaway
  • Keandre Jenkins
  • Chimmey Nguyen
  • Kyle Panico
  • Javarse Smith

AHS EMR students participate in AFD orientation!

October 11 marked the second year in which Mrs. Carroll’s EMR students have had to the privilege to ride on calls with the Auburndale Fire Department.  To be eligible to ride, these students must attend a 2 hour orientation, complete a lengthy packet of forms which includes immunizations, blood work, and drug screening, and be dual enrolled in the PSC EMS Program at AHS.

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College Bound Bloodhounds

We are extremely excited to announce our very first college acceptance jason-perryfor this school year. Senior Jason Perry has been accepted to the University of North Florida. Congratulations, Jason!! You are setting the bar high for the Class of 2017!








This week many of our students attended an informational presentation from Florida State University in our College & Career Center. This was just one of four college presentations that we’ve hosted so far this year; some of the other colleges to visit Auburndale High School include the University of Florida, Jacksonville University, and New College of Florida.

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Safety First!

Click on the link below for an important message from our Superintendent regarding our district’s Zika Virus safety measures.

Zika Safety Plan

Choice Room--Important Information for Parents and Students

Parents and students,

Click HERE to read about our new ‘Choice Room’ policy.

Auburndale High School-Inspiring Greatness

Welcome Back Students!

First day of school is Monday, August 15, 2016

Parents and Students,

School hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We want to assure you that the well being of the students at Auburndale High School is of the utmost importance to us; for the safety of all our students we ask that no students come on our campus before 6:30 a.m.

Bell Schedule 2016-17


Lunch Times

Parents & Students,

We want to assure you that the wellbeing of the students at Auburndale High School is of the utmost importance to us.  We understand there are some concerns about the length of our scheduled lunch times and we wish to address these. 


Our lunch schedule is set up to accommodate one-half of the school population at a time, which is approximately 800 students.  Our students are not limited to sitting inside the cafeteria.  In fact they have the freedom to visit any part of the campus that is being supervised during that time – this includes courtyards, the media center, the cafeteria patio or any teacher who allows lunch visits for socialization or tutoring. 


The time for lunch is not just 20 minutes.  The students have 8 minutes to get there from their class, 20 minutes to eat, and 8 minutes to get back to their next class.  That is a total of 36 minutes.  It has been our experience for the past 8 years that within 10 minutes of the start of the actual lunch time that the majority of students who wish to eat lunch are done eating. 

Lunch Times:

A Lunch 10:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

B Lunch 11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.


We know that at the beginning of the school year there will be confusion and delays in the lunch lines.  We watch this situation very closely and we typically extend lunch for the first few days as needed.  No child will be sent away without the opportunity to get their lunch


New this year is the opportunity for all students to get free breakfast and lunch.  This will, we believe, cause more lines at the beginning of the year as students sort through which lines to get in and what they get for free.  There will be a-la-carte lines that do have food for sale, and the confusion will be sorted out with these lines as quickly as possible.  Again, no child will be sent away hungry.  Please tell you children that if they are experiencing any kind of problem with getting lunch,  finding a seat or having the time to eat to please approach any of the administrative staff that will be on duty at all lunch times.  We are here to help!

Dress Code Policy

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Parents and students, click here to read our our Dress Code policy for the 2016-2017 school year.

School Messenger

SchoolMessenger allows us to stay connected with you – our parents and guardians by sending various school related messages.  In order to receive non-emergency calls about situations at your students school, you must grant us permission. Opt in and get connected!

SchoolMessenger Information

SchoolMessenger English

SchoolMessenger Spanish

SchoolMessenger HC

SchoolMessenger Q&A



Bloodhound Bash Parade - Do You Want to Participate?

Community youth groups, churches, businesses that support Auburndale Youth, and Auburndale area schools are invited to participate in the 2016 Bloodhound Bash Parade on Thursday, October 27, at 7pm.  The $40 entry fee supports Auburndale SGA. For more information contact Jennifer Mills at Auburndale High School ( or 863-965-6200) 

Auburndale High School Hall of Fame Nominations

Do you know someone who should be inducted in the Auburndale High School Hall of Fame?

We are looking for nominations to the 2017 Auburndale High School Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place in May of 2017. If you know someone who fits the criteria for nomination to the Hall of Fame, please contact Mr. John Hill or Mrs. D.J. Dynes to submit your recommendation.

For more information please click here to visit our Alumni page.

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