The Polk County High School Academic Tournament is a highly academic competition for high school students. Each team consists of six members (four players and two alternates) and a coach. This is not a quick response, trivial pursuit contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, the fine arts, world language, and technology. The questions are written by educators from Florida high schools to mirror existing curricula.

35th Polk County High School Academic Tournament

Sponsored by The Polk Education Foundation and The School Board of Polk County.

Competition Dates:
Tuesday, January 30 - Semifinal round at sites around the district
Tuesday, February 13 - Championship Round - Bartow Civic Center

County Championship


County Champion – Bartow High School – 230 points
Second Place
– Haines City High School – 217 points
Third Place – Harrison School for the Arts – 181 points
Fourth Place
– Chain of Lakes Collegiate HS – 180 points
Fifth Place
– Santa Fe Catholic High School – 160 points
Sixth Place
– Lakeland Christian School – 147 points
Seventh Place – All Saints’ Academy – 143 points
Auburndale High School
– 129 points

Carlos Gonzalez - Bartow High School
Jun Ling – Haines City High School
Alexander (AJ) Manning – Bartow High School
Jasraj Pruthi – Haines City High School
Kasey Ray – All Saints’ Academy
Xuanhou (Bryce) Shi – Bartow High School
William Skipper – All Saints’ Academy
Caitlin Wizda – Bartow High School

Coaches: Peggy Frisbie, Chris Guice

Six (6) of the 8 students are selected by the coaches to participate in the
Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in April at Walt Disney World.

Practice Session Host School Information