Lake Wales High School has a rich tradition of high performing athletes. This includes state apperances in softball, baseball, football, swimming, and track. We encourage all students who desire to participate on an athletics team to get involved!

In order to play a sport you must complete a physical and parent consent form annually. these forms are available at the front desk,and must be completed prior to the first day of tryouts or practice. There are opportunities for free physicals prior to the fall and spring semesters that take place at LWHS. There is also information available for each individual sport at C2C schools

If you have further questions related to a LWHS Athletics program please contact Marvin Pavy LWHS Athletic Director at or by phone at 863-678-4222 x 230.

CorecourseGPA letter to parents


Student Athlete Information

NCAA academic reform was approved in February, 2012.  This will affect the  class of 2016!

The highlights for high school student-athletes are located at the following link:

Academic core course requirements have INCREASED. Class of 2016 and beyond, D1 students must have a minimum 2.3 core GPA (increased from 2.0) along with the appropriate SAT/ACT score. The NEW sliding scale for the SAT/ACT has been approved and call for a 180 point increase in the SAT, and a 14-17 point increase in the ACT from the previous standards (these number DO NOT include the written portion of the tests) for full academic eligibility as a freshman.

In addition, 10 of the 16 core classes MUST be completed by the end of the junior year of high school, regardless of what the students core GPA is.  Those 10 classes are then “locked in” when calculating the student’s final core course GPA.  A repeat of one of the “locked in” courses will NOT be used if taken after the seventh semester begins.  In addition, 7 of those 10 classes MUST BE math, science, or English.

If a student-athlete graduates with a 2.0-2.29 CORE GPA with the appropriate sliding scale SAT/ACT score, they can still receive a scholarship, participate in practice, but CAN NOT participate in game action their freshman year of college. They will be considered Academic Red Shirts.


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Important Information

This section will be frequently updated with news and links to important items that have changed. Check back often so you don't miss anything important!

  • ACT: Testing and Registration Dates

    Information will be updated for 2012-2013 school year soon!  Check back!

  • SAT Test Dates

    Study plan


    Oct 6, 2012


    1. Subject Tests


    Register by Sep 7, 2012 Reminder

    Late Registration:

    • by mail Sep 21, 2012
    • by phone/online Sep 21, 2012

    Changes by Sep 21, 2012 Learn how

    Register Now


    Nov 3, 2012


    1. Subject Tests

    Register by Oct 4, 2012Reminder

    Late Registration:

    • by mail Oct 19, 2012
    • by phone/online Oct 19, 2012

    Changes by Oct 19, 2012 Learn how

    Register Now

  • Recently, Evan Wessler, MTP’s Vice President of Education, wrote a
    piece about the misconception among many parents that it is a good
    idea to have their son or daughter take the SAT or ACT “cold” the
    first time. We received a lot of positive feedback about the piece
    from educators and parents who found the piece informative so we
    wanted to share it with those who hadn’t seen it yet.

    Trial-Run SAT or ACT: A Bad Idea All Around

    Many parents believe that having their children take a “trial” SAT or
    ACT—that is, an SAT or ACT in February, March, or April for which
    their junior-year students sit without preparing—is a good idea. For
    several reasons, this is a dangerous assumption. Below, we explain why
    taking an SAT or ACT cold cannot possibly help, and may very well
    hurt, your child.

    1. There is already a test designed to answer the question, “How
    would my child do on the SAT or ACT if he/she took it cold?”: it’s
    called the PSAT or PLAN. The PSAT or ACT is an abridged version of the
    SAT or ACT normally taken in October of a student’s sophomore or
    junior year. If your child takes the PSAT or PLAN seriously, the
    results (which are returned in December) will provide a fair estimate
    of his or her predicted baseline SAT or ACT score. Importantly, PSAT
    or ACT scores are not considered in college admissions decisions.

    2. When making admissions decisions, many colleges consider the
    best scores students submit. However, the same schools often require
    students to submit all of their SAT scores. Suppose your child takes
    the test cold and does poorly; colleges may very well see those scores
    next to the other, hopefully better scores. Why give schools reason to
    think twice about your child’s abilities?

    3. When it comes to the SAT or ACT, confidence is of the utmost
    importance. If there is any way to gain confidence on the SAT or ACT
    (or on any standardized test, for that matter), it is through
    familiarity with the test’s content and structure. By having your
    child take the SAT or ACT without preparing, you are all but ensuring
    that his or her first SAT or ACT experience will be a miserable one.
    If the first SAT or ACT intimidates your child, subsequent SAT or ACTs
    most certainly will as well. This can only work against your child’s
    progress and improvement.

    4. The cost of the SAT or ACT is $49. There is simply no reason
    to spend money having your child take an SAT or ACT for which he or
    she has not diligently prepared: it’s a waste. Unbeknownst to most
    parents and students, the College Board sends every high school free
    copies of the SAT or ACT Preparation Booklet, which contains an
    official, full-length practice test. (The test can also be downloaded
    from College Board’s website.) If you want your child to take a
    “real”, “full” test under simulated test conditions, get a copy of
    this test and have him or her take the test timed at a library or in a
    classroom with other students taking the test. Again, it’s free, and
    colleges will never see the score.

    The bottom line is this: the apparent benefit of having your child
    take a “trial” SAT or ACT is far outweighed by the costs (both
    material and mental) discussed above. Use the PSAT or ACT and the free
    College Board resources at your disposal for your child’s “cold run”;
    you’ll avoid an unnecessary amount of stress in the future.

  • Spring 2012 FCAT 2.0 Fact Sheet:

    FCAT 2.0 and Florida EOC Assessments Achievement Levels:

    FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptions*:

    Algebra 1 EOC Assessment Achievement Level Descriptions*:


    College Success Score Chart

    For more information visit:

  • Application & Registration Form 9th 2014-2015

    LWHS Application 1314

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