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.

Attention Seniors!

The highly anticipated Polk Education Foundation (PEF) Scholarships are now open!  They will remain open until Tuesday, March 14th, at noon.

PEF scholarships are offered exclusively to seniors in Polk County.  Auburndale Senior High School has over 26 scholarships reserved solely for our Bloodhound seniors.  PEF Scholarships provide an opportunity that college-bound seniors must take advantage of!

Please see go to http://www.polk-fl.net/students/collegeandcareer/financialaid/pefscholarships.htm or see Mrs. Cook, in College & Career, for information on the scholarships available and how to apply.

Imperial Sound of Auburndale – Upcoming Dates

Please click here for a schedule of upcoming events through the end of the school year for the ISA.

AHS Scores at the History Fair!

Congratulations to the History Fair participants! All of the students did a fantastic job presenting their projects and representing Auburndale. We had 2 Military History Award winners in Clay Bennett and Zowie Woods. We competed in 8 different categories and we finished in 1st or 2nd place in 5 of them which means those 5 projects and 7 students will be heading to the State History Fair competition in Tallahassee in May. Please congratulate:

1st place in Group Documentary Abygayle Rausch and Lizzi Durham
1st Place in individual Documentary Josh Starr
2nd place in individual webpage Jasmin Jackson
2nd place in Group Webpage Alyssa Jackson and Nick Westphalen
2nd place in Individual Performance Clay Bennett

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


Upcoming Events

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 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
all-day Grades Due
Grades Due
Mar 30 all-day
Additional Information: School Calendarsr
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
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
all-day Interim Reports
Interim Reports
May 1 all-day
Description of Event: Distribution Weekr Additional Information: School Calendarsr
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
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