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!!!
Latest News & Announcements
Yellow Jacket Head Coach Richard Tate has been nominated for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – High School Coach of the Week! Voting for Coach Tate will begin September 28th at noon and conclude October 1st at 11:59 a.m. The winner will receive $2500 toward the school’s athletic program.
Congratulations Shelly Devore, 2020 BHS/IB/SA Teacher of the Year, and Melissa Davis, 2020 BHS/IB/SA School Related Employee of the Year!
banner image designed by: Conner Baugher 12th grade
“Class of 2021, it’s time for your senior pictures! Leonard’s will be on campus Sept 24 to take your photos. Please check your email for an access code and instructions of how to book your appointment. If you do not receive an email, please call their customer service at 888-224-5045 so that they may assist you. Due to COVID-19, you must have an appointment. No walk ins will be accepted”
We understand there are many questions about what on campus learning will look like for the upcoming school year. Please watch the video below for information on face coverings. Additional information can also be found on PCSB's Reopening Page. We look forward to seeing students on campus August 24th!
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