A Polk County Public School of Choice, where rigorous academics are taught in a military-structured environment
Welcome to Summerlin Academy
Summerlin Academy is a Polk County Public School of Choice, where rigorous academics are taught in a military-structured environment. The mission of Summerlin Academy is to motivate young people to be better citizens by teaching leadership skills that are designed to help students excel in school, career, community, and life. Summerlin cadets are expected to exceed core academic requirements, maintain high academic standards, and to consistently display exemplary behavior both on campus and in their community. Additionally, our cadets must have a mastery in a critical foreign language, have demonstrated self-discipline through fitness standards, integrity, commitment to learn, lead, and serve.
Be a part of a unique environment that will prepare you academically, mentally, and physically for life after high school and a future contributing member of society. Hope to see you soon, Hooah!!!
Phone: (863) 519-7504
Fax: (863) 519-8774
Address: 1500 S. Jackson Avenue
Bartow, Florida 33830
Latest News & Announcements
Join us for FREE food and games!
August 7th, 2021 at Gibbons Street Elementary Pavilion from 11am - 2pm.
If you or your business would like to donate to this event please contact Lance Lawson or Kerry Brown at 863-534-7400.
Congratulations Class of 2021!!
Class of 2021, please complete a survey about your plans after graduation.
I Can If I Try
What We Offer
Summerlin Academy offers a challenging curriculum which includes Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment courses. In addition to core academic courses, Summerlin offers Russian and Japanese languages, as well as unique electives such as Kendo, Scuba, Equestrian, Archery, Drill Team, Color Guard, Raiders, and Rifle Team. In addition to receiving a traditional high school diploma, cadets can receive the prestigious Summerlin Diploma and Medallion if they meet all the academy’s additional requirements.
Summerlin Academy Capstone Project
Each Summerlin Cadet is required to complete a Capstone Project. Summerlin Academy’s Capstone Project aims to provide Cadets with an opportunity to solve real world problems, participate in project-based learning, enhance his or her skills in research methodologies, while promoting public speaking, and prepare each cadet in college and career readiness.
With the support of the Summerlin Academic Teachers, JROTC Instructional Staff, and external stakeholders, each Cadet will embark on a 9th-12th grade, multi-step process, culminating in their Senior year presentation of his or her Capstone Project. The Capstone is separated into four major components to ensure each Cadet’s experiences are wide ranging. By the Cadet’s senior year, he or she will have completed a comprehensive portfolio, a finished product, an APA style research paper, and a professional presentation.
COMPETITIVE SPORTS (at Summerlin)
LACROSSE (BOYS & GIRLS)
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES (at BHS)
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA
ALL SPORTS OFFERED AT BARTOW SENIOR HIGH
ACADEMIES SUCH AS MEDICAL & FIRE FIGHTING, & DIGITAL DESIGN