BRIDGE Programs News

Congratulations to seniors Sarah MacPhee and Alex Pruitt!  They were accepted as Student Ambassadors into this highly selective program whose mission is to increase communication and unity between Polk County’s public schools by fostering personal relationships and collaboration with their students.

Sarah and Alex will be involved in the district’s Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year Awards Banquet. on Wednesday, February 21st at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.


Medical Academy News

Congratulations to the following students for passing the national EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) exam:

Austin Welch
Jordan Gray
Kaylen Weinstock
Oscar Hernandez
Chase Mobley
Logan Stephenson
Carlie Smith
John Dixon
Kailey Hankosky

Two of these students, Carlie Smith and Chase Mobley are now also working on the EMT dual enrollment course with PSC, and they hope to earn the EMT certification prior to graduating high school, to follow the track of a Paramedic!

College Bound Bloodhounds!

We are very excited to share that great things are continuing to happen as we prepare our students for College, Career, and Citizenship at Auburndale Senior High School!  As of this morning, we have had a total of 114 college acceptances and our scholarship offerings are now totaling $2,120,430!



Ross Persichetti, Savannah College of Art & Design
Austin Driggers, UCF

Scholarships available!

Students, do you need help paying for college?  If so, you should be working on your scholarship searches daily!  Do not forget that we have a comprehensive list of scholarships available to our students on the Scholarships page under the College and Career tab.  Be sure to check frequently as scholarships are being added daily!

Seniors, this is a friendly reminder to make sure that you have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Polk Education Foundation’s PEF Scholarships are expected to open next week and completing the FAFSA is a requirement.

Please see Mrs. Cook if you have any questions!

Band Honors

Kenysha Johnson, Ms. Haugen, Brandon Collins Kenysha Johnson and Brandon Collins were selected to perform alongside 125 of the country’s most esteemed musicians. Over 2,000 kids auditioned for an all-expense paid trip to San Antonio to perform in the Alamodome for the U.S. All-American Bowl. It was a truly remarkable experience and they were able to learn a lot more about our Army and build new relationships with students from around the country. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for these kids and we are incredibly proud of them.

FAFSA information

AHS at 97 Country

AHS was well-represented at 97 Country on Friday, January 5 for the morning show Country Breakfast Club.  Click each photo to enlarge.

Mr. Hill, Mrs. Cook, Kyle Litchmore, Hailey Fonner, Josh Curtin AHS Imperial Sound of Auburndale members Brandon Atkinson, Mr. Hill, Logan Favro, Hailey Fonner, Josh Curtin, Kyle Litchmore, Austin Watkins, Amber Rotolo

US All-American Marching Band Honors

Another big congratulations to Brandon Collins and Kenysha Johnson for auditioning and making the United States All-American Marching Band. Please tune in to their performing at the Army Bowl on Saturday, January 6th.