PEF Scholarships are Open!

Attention Seniors!!

The Polk Education Foundation, PEF Scholarships are now open!  These are scholarships reserved solely for seniors in Polk County, which tremendously increases your potential to become a recipient.

In addition, there are eleven scholarships that are specifically for Auburndale Senior High School students!

Please visit to apply, or stop in to College & Career to get more information!

As we have been sharing, having a completed FAFSA is mandatory to be eligible.

PEF Scholarships close on February 6th, therefore time is of the essence!  Do not delay, apply today!!

Polk County Youth Fair updates

Hannah Mills, Kalyn Jackson, Allison Jackson, Tyler Brannan, Arika Crooms, Hannah Odon,  and Chris Denmark all received 1st place ribbons for their hogs and did a good job showing them

Danyelle Epps’ hog was selected as part of the top 8 in its weight class and ended up placing 6th overall in its class.

More to come later!

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


Class of '78 Reunion - click here!


Upcoming Events

Feb 19 all-day

Description of Event: Student, Teacher, Paraeducatorr
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Staff Development Day, Student/Para Holiday (Storm Make-up Day, if needed)
Feb 26 all-day
End of 3rd 9-Week Grading Period
Mar 14 all-day

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Mar 26 – Mar 30 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.
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Distribute Report Cards (9 Weeks)
Apr 3 all-day

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Interim Reports
Apr 23 – Apr 27 all-day

Description of Event: Distribution Weekr
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May 17 – May 24 all-day

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End of 4th 9-Weeks (Last Day for Students and Paras)
May 24 all-day

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Teacher Work Days
May 25 all-day