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.

Traviss Technical College Open House

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!




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)

National Signing Day

February 1, 2017 was a big day at Bartow High School!  Fifteen of our senior athletes signed letters of intent to attend college and play sports.  We are so proud of each of these athletes and all their accomplishments!  Way to Go Yellow Jackets!


Above (L to R): Nicky Gibbs (Baseball, Florida Southern) with Coach Daniel Payne; Jeremy Hendricks and Jonte’ Frederick (Football, both Merced College) with Coach Jake McCrae; Destiny Breeden (Softball, Polk State College), Olivia Pope (Softball, College of Central Florida), Brooke Olinger (Softball, Warner), Kennedy Green (Softball, Florida Southern); The Lakeland Ledger’s Bill Kemp interviews Timmy Jordan (Football, University of Tennessee) and LJ Cummings (Football, UCF); Tori Osborne (Volleyball, Webber) with Coach Cupit and her mother

Welcome to the New BHS Website!

We are proud to unveil our brand new Bartow High School website!  Please bear with us as we get information updated.  We hope you find the new website informative and easy to navigate.

Upcoming Events

Mar 26 – Mar 30 all-day

Description of Event: Spring Holidaysr
Additional Information: All schools and district offices will be closed during this time in an effort to reduce energy costs.
School Calendarsr

Distribute Report Cards (9 Weeks)
Apr 3 all-day

Additional Information: School Calendarsr

Interim Reports
Apr 23 – Apr 27 all-day

Description of Event: Distribution Weekr
Additional Information: School Calendarsr

May 17 – May 24 all-day

Additional Information: School Calendarsr

End of 4th 9-Weeks (Last Day for Students and Paras)
May 24 all-day

Additional Information: School Calendarsr

Teacher Work Day
May 25 all-day
Staff Development Day
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day
Teacher Work Day
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
Student Orientation Day, Paraeducators First Work Day
Aug 9 all-day

Description of Event: Student Orientation Day, Paraeducators First Work Dayr
Additional Information: School Calendarsr
Contacts for Event: Contact your school for times.