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 Students and Parents,
In response to coronavirus, Polk County Public Schools has cancelled all district and school sponsored activities and trips through the end of the current school year, which is May 29, 2020.
- This includes medallion ceremonies for all BHS/IB/SA, senior/underclassmen awards ceremonies for BHS/IB/SA, and all other scheduled events.
- Students will be refunded for the cost of tickets purchased for Grad Bash and Prom; however, it will take time, possibly up to eight weeks, for refunds to be processed. As we are provided more information, we will share with you.
- At this time, we have not received details regarding graduation ceremonies. We will keep you informed as we receive additional updates.
Please continue to put your health and safety first by observing the CDC social distancing guidelines.
Summerlin Academy put together a remarkable lineup for Black History Month.
During a presentation for students today, these four veterans shared the stage in Bartow High's auditorium: (from left) Van Wright Jr., an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam; World War II Navy veteran Lemuel Geathers Sr.; Alexander Jefferson, a WWII veteran and one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen; and J.J. Corbett, who during WWII became one of the Army’s first black paratroopers.
A special thanks to these gentlemen for sharing their time and experiences with our students.
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Bartow High School Coed Cheerleaders for winning the GOLD medal in the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!! For the first time ever, BHS Cheer has won the State, National, and World titles during the same year—Triple Crown!
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.
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 CRIMINAL JUSTICE, MEDICAL & FIRE FIGHTING