international baccalaureate at Bartow High School
Summerlin Academy



Mission Statement

BHS is a cohesive and diverse learning community, promoting a global perspective.  The three schools are dedicated to providing distinct pathways of rigorous academic and social excellence encouraging students to achieve their greatest potential.  Graduates will become contributing, influential citizens with a passion for lifelong learning.

Vision Statement

Bartow High School will become an "A" school, graduating 100% of our students.

Welcome to Bartow High School


Welcome to Bartow High School, the Home of Champions.  At BHS, we strive to provide a World Class education to every single student through diverse learning opportunities in our wall-to-wall academies.  We are three schools in one: Bartow High School, International Baccalaureate, and Summerlin Academy, and our faculty, staff, and administration work together to educate and support our students to become responsible and productive citizens long after graduation.

Underclass Picture Makeups and Senior Last Chance Portrait

Underclass makeups and seniors’ last chance for a yearbook portrait will be Friday, September 29.  Seniors who did not have their photos taken over the summer should receive an appointment time from their English teacher.  Seniors who wish to RETAKE their photos, seniors who recently enrolled at BHS, and students who plan to graduate early should see Mrs. Webster in room 05-005 for an appointment.

Underclassmen who need to take or retake their photo can see the order forms below for online ordering instructions or see Mrs. Webster for hard copy.

Picture Makeup Form 1

Picture Makeup Form 2

Rescheduled ACT

If you were registered to take the ACT on 9/9 at George Jenkins, the test has been rescheduled for September 23.

Tutoring Begins September 5!

Constant Contact

Bartow High School has begun using Constant Contact to keep in touch with our parents!

Parents must sign up with their email address to receive the school newsletter, updates and other important information about what’s happening at Bartow High School, IB, and Summerlin Academy.

There are two easy ways to sign up:

Text the keyword BartowHS to 22828 and enter your email when prompted

or Click Below to complete the short registration!




Bartow Cheer Annual Cheer Clinic

WHO: Children ages 3 through 8th grade

WHAT: Bartow Cheer’s Annual Cheer Clinic

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 9 am – 12 pm

(check-in starts at 8:30 am)

WHERE: Bartow High School’s Gym

WHY: to learn from the best high school cheer program and to have FUN!!!

COST: $25 until 9/22, $30 day of

Cheer clinic participants are invited to cheer during pregame and 1st quarter of the Lakeland game on Friday, Sept. 29th.  Tee shirts will be given out at the game.

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Athletics Information

Bartow Athletics will be offering sports physicals for the 2017-18 school year on June 15th in the BHS cafeteria, beginning at 4 p.m.  The cost is $10.  All athletes who may wish to participate in a sport MUST have a physical prior to the beginning of the season.

Click below for information about Football Super Booster sponsorships!

Super Booster Levels with Football Booster 2017-2018

Also, don’t miss the 3rd annual Athletics BBQ at Bartow Memorial Stadium on 10/20/17!

Parking Decals on Sale for $20

Parking decals for the 2017-18 school year are on sale this week.

Pick up a parking form for parent signature from the main office, guidance, or discipline.

Rising seniors will be able to purchase their passes on Thursday, May 25 during  all 4 lunches in the gym concession area.

Everyone else will be able to purchase their passes on Friday, May 26 during all 4 lunches in the gym concession area.

Bring the completed form signed by a parent, a valid driver’s license (learner’s permits are not eligible), and vehicle registration with you to purchase your decal.

After this week, decals can be purchased in the discipline office.

BHS Future Educator Academy Earns Model Academy Recognition!

Congratulations to our Future Educators Academy for earning recognition as a Model Academy from the National Career Academy Coalition.  The intensive two-year preparation process culminated in a site review on April 5, 2017.  Last week, the school and academy received notification that they earned Model Recognition status, the highest rating conferred by NCAC.  Academy lead teacher Nikki Morse says “teaching the Future Educators Academy has been a wonderful experience.  One of the best parts about this year was seeing my students work together to earn our national accreditation.  I am so proud of their dedication to becoming a Model Academy.”

Way to go FEA! 

TJ Harvin Named Player of the Year!

Congratulations to McKinley “TJ” Harvin for being named the Polk Preps Player of the Year for Boys’ Basketball!  TJ is an outstanding student and athlete, and we are so proud to have him as a member of the Yellow Jacket family!  

Additional congratulations go out to the other Winter Sports athletes who were also recognized by the Ledger!

Tim Jordan, Josh Simons, Chris Butler, Jalon Borders, Ka’Mel Smith, Jordan Daughtry (all Honorable Mention  in Boys Basketball)

Courtajia Sanders (Girls Basketball), Alexandria Morris (Honorable Mention Girls Basketball)

Timaisha Gentry, Ashanti Darby (Honorable Mention, Girls Weightlifting)

Chris Boswell, Brianna Clark (All-American Cheer)

Jose Aguilar (First team, Wrestling), Roshard Henry (Second team, Wrestling)

Gabriel Blake, Luis Martinez (Honorable Mention, Boys Soccer)

Katie Puccio, Alexus Garcia (Second Team, Girls Soccer), Tori Locke, Loren Perez, Regan Sampson, Abigail Mark, Morgan Simpson (Honorable Mention, Girls Socccer)

Upcoming Events

FTE Week
Oct 9 – Oct 13 all-day

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End of 1st 9-Week Grading Period
Oct 11 all-day

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Grades Due
Oct 13 all-day

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Teacher Workday, Student/Paraeducator Holiday
Oct 16 all-day

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Distribute Report Cards (9 Weeks)
Oct 24 all-day

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Nov 10 all-day

Description of Event: Student, Teacher, Paraeducatorr
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Interim Reports
Nov 13 – Nov 17 all-day

Description of Event: Distribution Weekr
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Nov 20 – Nov 24 all-day

Description of Event: Student, Teacher, Paraeducatorr
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Storm Day (Make-up day, if needed)
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

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