Upcoming Events


Lake Wales High School 2013-2014 graduation will take place Saturday, May 31, at Legion Field at 8:30am. You can also watch our live broadcast or recorded broadcast at High school Cube or here on our website.

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23rd Annual Football Golf Tournament

The 23rd Annual Football Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 28th at 8 a.m. More details forthcoming.

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Lake Wales High School

What our donors say...

“The time is right to maximize this opportunity by equipping the teachers and students with the latest and best technology. I’m optimistic that this gift will allow everyone — administrators, teachers and students — to realize their full potential.” – Anonymous donor, after giving $1 million to Lake Wales High School, March 2011

Important Information

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  • 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: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/pdf/spring12ffs.pdf

    FCAT 2.0 and Florida EOC Assessments Achievement Levels: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/pdf/achlevel.pdf

    FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptions*: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/alds.asp

    Algebra 1 EOC Assessment Achievement Level Descriptions*: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/alds.asp


    College Success Score Chart

    For more information visit: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/pdf/PERT-StudentStudyGuide.pdf

  • Uniforms will be on sale at Lake Wales High School on August 15, from 3PM  to 8PM.

    “We are happy to have Applied Images and Polka-Dots as our approved vendors again this year. They were selected because of their commitment to give a percentage of profits back to the students of LWHS. You will find both companies helpful as you prepare for this school year”. D.Dunson

    Polo prices vary, special orders may cost extra.

    Applied Images

    located at 1156 N. Scenic Hwy.LakeWales, FL 33853. (863) 676-9800

    Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am  - 4pm Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 5pm

    Polka Dots

    located at 224 East Stuart Ave.LakeWales, FL 33853. (863) 676-7315

    Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am  - 5:30pm Saturday 10am – 3pm

    We believe as a school community that our attitude about what we do or how we feel about ourselves is often influenced by what we wear.  We are proud of our efforts to serve a diverse population of students.  The dress code is one method we use to level the playing field for all students who attend Lake Wales High School.  Adhering to a common dress code can also serve to develop a strong sense of community and school pride.

    While we recognize that students are creative and enjoy expressing their uniqueness through their attire, we feel that students have many other avenues in which they can express their creativity at Lake Wales High School.  The dress code will be enforced to help provide an environment where students feel equal and are not distracted or offended by what other students wear.  This is important in a school that is economically diverse.  It shifts the focus to academics and the future rather than on the superficial nature of clothing and appearance.

    LWHS Dress Code 06 13 (PDF)

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