Volunteer Background Check Fee Information

Please be advised of the following decision that has been made regarding the fee charged for Volunteer Background Checks:

The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge and handbook, will remain $25 through the end of the calendar year.

Polk County Public Schools will be using more extensive volunteer background checks as part of our security measures to protect students and staff. The district will incur an additional charge for the statewide and national background checks.

However, through the end of 2018, the cost to volunteers will remain $25. We are exploring other funding sources to help offset the cost of background screening for volunteers on an ongoing basis. More information will follow.

For more information on volunteering with Polk County Public Schools, please visit our website: www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved.

Maj. (Hon.) McCarty’s Cell Staining Biology Lab

Recently, some of Maj (Hon.) McCarty’s classes took part in a Cell Staining Biology Lab. Students spent time looking for molecules in the cell in order to not only locate organelles but be able to see them better as well.

Purchasing Extra Uniforms

Captain’s Council will be at Summerlin Academy every Tuesday from 11:00 – 11:30 (immediately after lunch) to sell the items listed below.

Price List:

  • Sport Polo – $30 (sizes XS – 2XL)
  • T-shirts – 1 for $15, 2 for $22.50 (sizes SM – 4XL)
  • PT Shorts (with or without pockets) $10 (sizes SM – 2XL)
  • Package Bundle: 1 polo, 2 t-shirts, 1 shorts $60
  • Black Hoodie: $25 (sizes SM – XL)
  • Tervis Cups (orange or blue lid): $25
  • Tervis Water Bottle: $30
  • Summerlin Backpack:  $10 (limited quantities)
  • Summerlin Magnet or Car Decal:  $5

10th Grade World History Supply List

Please be advised, cadets that will be taking 10th grade World History can find Cpt. Henriquez’s supply list in the following attached file: Back to School Supplies List for Cpt. Henriquez

Additionally, if you cannot open a PDF file the supply list is included below:

  • one (1) three-ring binder, 1 inch
  • one (1) set of binder dividers, 5 tabs minimum
  • two (2) packs of loose leaf college ruled filler paper, 150 sheets per pack minimum
  • blue, black, and red pens
  • number two (#2) wooden pencils
  • highlighters
  • correction fluid or white-out

UPDATED Summerlin Academy English 4 & English 4 Honors (12th Grade) – Summer Reading Assignment

Please be advised that the following document has details for Summerlin Academy’s Summer Reading Assignment – The Canterbury Tales (NOTE: this does NOT apply to Bartow High School students, only Summerlin cadets): 2018 SMA Summer Reading Assignment – The Canterbury Tales (assignment details) and Annotation Rubric for Mortimer Article

UPDATED to include the following documents in PDF format:

Incoming Cadet 9th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

** IMPORTANT UPDATE: This assignment is due on August 28th, 2018 **

Incoming 9th grade cadets, please be advised of the To Kill A Mockingbird summer reading assignment. Detailed information about this assignment can be found in the following attachment:

New 9th Grade Summer Reading Assignment Revised

Additionally, information can be accessed at Maj. Durham’s Weebly page.

Major Durham can be reached via email at lisa.durham@polk-fl.net

Graduation 2018 Photos

Photos from Graduation 2018 on 05-23-2018 can be found at the following link: Graduation 2018

Summerlin Academy AP English Language and Composition 2018-2019 Summer Reading Assignment

Details for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Summer Reading Assignment can be found in the following document: Advanced Placement English Language and Composition