600s Building/ROTC

Original band building
Original band building that the current ROTC building replaced in 1982

AHS’ first year with ROTC cadets was 1972; it took another ten years, until 1982, for what is currently the ROTC building to be built on campus.  It was originally the band building, replacing the former band building at the site of the current bus loop.  Its high-pitched roof with high windows was designed to let the sun provide illumination.  It was 2,000 square feet and contained a large practice room, instrument storage, an office, music library, uniform storage, ensemble room, and three individual practice rooms.  (Auburndale Star, 11/25/82) It housed the band until the extension was built onto the auditorium in 2010, at which point the ROTC took over.

 

 

Mr. Bill Agrella teaches band students, 1984
The Imperial Sound of Auburndale in the building, 1988
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600s Building/HDTV

The HDTV building was opened in 1983.  It originally housed the drafting and woodshop programs.  It was originally around 6,000 square feet and contained a drafting room, offices, project storage rooms, storage rooms for lumber, a finishing room, and sections for sheet metal working and welding.  (Auburndale Star, 11/25/82)  In 2008, woodshop was closed and the industral arts classes were moved to the extension in the North Campus building.  From 2008-2012, the building was used for storage and as a temporary media center while the North Campus library was being redone.  The interior was gutted and turned into a state-of-the-art TV center for the HDTV classes in 2011, including a studio, control rooms, and classroom.  Prior to this, HDTV had been housed in two classrooms down in North Campus.

Construction on the south side of the building, 1983. The window for the furnace in the shop is visible. This has now been covered up.
Outside HDTV, 1986
A student outside the (now) HDTV building, 1986
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500s Building

The 500s building was part of the original campus, built in 1953.  It originally contained the woodshop.  It underwent a remodel in 1983 when it was gutted and renovated to be used for work experience programs like Distributive Education; until that point those programs were being held at the remains of the old middle school and then the AHS cafeteria.  Upon its additions, the building was described as having three co-op labs, two marketing labs, classrooms, a reference room, teacher offices, and six resource rooms.  (Auburndale Star, 10/27/83)  It was formerly known as the 50s hall; it has been the DECA/business building since.

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400s Hallway/Reading Building

400s Building

400s/Reading

The 400s building was completed in 2011, originally known as the 10th Grade building.  It became the reading building in 2015.  The 400s building sits on the site of the original library (later ROTC).

 

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300s Hallway

300s Hall

300s

The 300s building was formerly known as the 80s hall and was constructed in 1984.  This building was used for self-contained classrooms for years before transitioning to storage.  In 2014, it underwent renovations and  it has housed the REAL Academy, a separate Polk County School satellite campus, since 2015.

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200s Building/Art

Art Building

The 200s building, also known as the art building, was built in 1968.  It served as AHS’ library for many years until the library was moved into the North Campus building.  It was named after 1960 AHS alumnus and famed artist Robert Stackhouse in 2008.  For years this circular building served as the de facto front entrance of the school as the original location of the famed Auburndale Sr. High School sign was near it.

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100s Building

The 100s building, formerly the 10s hall, was constructed in 1974.  It contains science lab rooms.  It underwent renovations in 1991.

A student in the 100s hallway, 1978
A student in the 100s hallway, 1978
A science lab in the 100s hallway, 1984
A science lab in the 100s hallway, 1984
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Auditorium

Auditorium

The AHS auditorium was completed in 1991.  Prior to this the auditorium in Auburndale Junior High was used.  In 2010 a music suite featuring new rooms was added onto the building.

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