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  • Graduates of Summerlin Academy at 2016 Army vs Navy game!


Casino Night Fundraiser on Feb 10 2017

Casino Night Fundraiser on February 10th at the Bartow Civic Center. Adults only, no K-12 students. Individual or couple attendee registrations include food, complimentary adult beverages (with opportunity to upgrade to full bar), and $1500 in casino money per ticket.


CHIP Committee and Fund

CHIP Committee and Fund

Mission Statement:

Jackie Rivera      Student project supplies contact

Kim Crandall       CPT liaison

Ann McCarty      Coordinator

Jen Barthel         Supplies Procurement/Warehouse and  12th grade contact

Justin Martin      10th grade contact

Lisa Durham       9th grade contact

Derek Keating   Sports/extracurricular contact

Zac Smith             Guest member/Intern

Sue Kearns         11th grade contact

The CHIP Committee/Fund was established August 2016 and named after the first donor to the fund Richard Ritz.  The fund takes donations of any kind to help students with school based needs.  Cash/Check funds are held in the CPT banking account, and reviewed monthly at the CPT meeting held at SA Media Center.  These funds will be used on a as needed basis for cadets in need of items to help with schooling and education.

There will be a box in the media center and small forms for anyone to fill-out that is aware of a needy cadet, the form will ask for the cadet’s name and the need that the cadet has.  These will be anonymously put in the box.

Items can be anything from personal health products (deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc.) to project items for class projects, to clothing, etc.

Funds/items will be released with completed request form with at least two signatures other than the one than the referral one.  These forms will be made available to anyone who would like to see them and a copy will be left on school premises.

Summerlin Academy Equestrian Team competed in the 47th Arabian Horse Association Federation (AHAF)

The Summerlin Academy Equestrian team competed this past week in the 47th Arabian Horse Association Federation (AHAF) Thanksgiving Horse Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds on November 25 and 26, 2016.   The team members are Lauren Branam, Jessica McCall and Marcus Wright.  These three senior cadets each competed in four classes performing different test patterns and difficulty levels.    Lauren Branam earned two fourth place and a second place ribbon.    Jessica McCall earned two first place, a third and fourth place ribbon.    Marcus Wright earned two first place and two fifth place ribbons.   Two of our cadets are now qualified to attend the Region 12 Championships next May by earning these first place wins.

Summerlin Academy is the only public high school competing in equestrian events in the state of Florida.  Team members compete individually with riders who are more often much more experienced and some who ride at a professional level in this competitive environment.  Riders must attain a minimum scoring or placement level just to qualify to compete in the regional championships.  Our students exhibit a high level of both dedication and professionalism at these events.  These Arabian horses live at High Gait Farm and are owned by Ken and Bonnie Allen of Ft. Meade, Florida.  The students are instructed by Ashley White, FFA teacher at Bartow High, and Ken Allen.

Parent volunteers needed

Attention Parents:  We are in need of volunteers to help out at the Florida Flywheelers shows in Fort Meade.

We need parents to run a booth for Florida Flywheelers selling raffle tickets.  The proceeds from the raffle will be donated from Flywheelers to Summerlin to support our activities.  We need parents from 7 – 2:30 each day and possibly some on Friday Night for the dinner rush at the main hall when all the vendors and exhibitors have dinner to catch those who are ‘working’ not enjoying the show.  Please use the link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/ 10C0945ABA92FA1F94-florida to sign up for a time slot.


Thank you,


Any questions please email Kimberly.crandall@polk-fl.net

Raiders qualify for State competition

Summerlin Raiders competed at District this weekend and brought their A game all the way!

Your four teams: Apache (All male) Guns-N-Roses (Mixed), Scorpion (All Female), and Outlaw (Mixed) left it all on the field for Summerlin!

Apache took 1st Place Male, Scorpion 2nd Place Female, and GunsNRoses – 2nd Place Mixed!

Give a big hand to all our Raiders!

And keep the spirits up for your Raiders as Apache and Scorpion will be representing Summerlin Jan 21 at Camp Flaming Arrow! Congratulations!

Grade Recovery Tutoring at Summerlin

Grade recovery tutoring is offered at Summerlin.  For more information see flyer.



No Storm Make up Days

Parents and Students,

We are happy to report that we will not be required to make up the two school days missed due to Hurricane Matthew.

Please see the attachment for an important letter from our Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Jacqueline Byrd.


Maeda Sensie recognized in the Ledger

Click here to read the article.

Bartow High School, IB and Summerlin Academy to be featured on 10News This Morning

Bartow High School, IB and Summerlin Academy has been selected as 10News’ School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida. We will be featured in the morning newscast beginning at 5:30 a.m. this Friday September 23. Throughout the 6 a.m. hour, 10News will have a reporter live at our school focusing on what’s great about being a Yellow Jacket! The new 10News’ School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida segment showcases the great things students, teachers and staff are involved in and we’re excited to show off what makes Bartow High School as one of the best.

In addition to the stories that will air in the morning newscast on Friday, a 10News anchor will visit the campus to meet with our students. Photos of their visit can be found on these social media accounts: 10News Facebook | 10News Twitter. If you’re not on social media, you can find it on their website www.wtsp.com

We’re excited to be featured as 10News’ School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida, so make sure to tell your friends and family to watch 10News – WTSP on Friday, September 23 at 5:30 a.m. as the rest of Tampa Bay learns what we already know- how great Bartow High School, IB and Summerlin Academy truly is.

Do you need additional Summerlin clothing items?

If you need to order additional uniform items from Captain’s Council.  Please send your cadet with a check or exact cash in an envelope with their name and the order (with sizes) written on the outside.  Have them drop it off to Major (Hon) Crandall (rm 95-121, back of the quad) do not disturb her class.  It will be put together and given to them within 48-72 hours (hopefully).


Price List:

Sport Polo – $30 (sizes XS – XL)
T-shirts- 1 for $15, 2 for $22.50 (sizes sm – 4xl)

PT Shorts $10 (sizes sm – 2xl) (out of XS)

Package bundle: 1 polo, 2 t-shirts, 1 shorts $55

Black Hoodie: $25

Tervis Cups with either orange or blue lid : $25

Tervis water Bottle:  $30

Summerlin Backpack:  $25 (limited quantities)

Summerlin Magnet or Car Decal:  $5

AP Chemistry Summer Assignment

Summer AP Chemitry Rivera Homework

English 2 Summer Assignments

SMA English 2 Book Report Grading Checklists 1617

SMA English 2 Summer Reading Assignment Instructions 1617

SMA English 2 Book Descriptions for Summer Reading 1617

AP Calculus Summer Assignment

Calc BC summer

Calculus Summer Assignment 2016 (BHS SA)

AP Literature, English IV and Honors Summer Assignment

AP Literature Summer Assignmentt 2016 17

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AP US History Summer Assignment

APUSH Summer Assignment 1516

11th grade English III Honors, Language and Composition Summer Assignments

Eng3 Honors Summer Assignment

Their Eyes Were Watching God Summer Reading Guide

Their eyes were watching god G O summer assigment



Summer Reading 2016 17 AP Language and Composition

9th grade Summer Reading Assignments

Summerlin Summer Reading Assignment

Word Map


Schedule your Senior Portraits

Click here to schedule your senior portraits.

2016 JROTC Florida State Rifle team Champions!

On Saturday Apr 23 Summelrin’s rifle team traveled to Cape Coral, FL to compete in the 2016 JROTC state championship.  The competition was very close throughout the day and it came down to the last shooter.  The cadets have put in countless hours training all year.  This is the first time they have won since 1998.  Additionally Luis Vazquez shot a 270 out of 300 earning him the top overall shooter of the state!  Congratulations to Summerlin’s rifle team for winning the 2016 JROTC Florida state rifle championship!

Summerlin Academy App Now Available for Iphone and Andriod devices

The app will provide you with another source of information about our school like the daily uniform. Just go to either Google play for android or the apple store for Iphone to download the app.