Athletics Department

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.

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, Ext. 230.

Lake Wales Highlanders Booster Club

Interested in becoming a member of the Highlander Booster Club for 2015-2016? Complete the Booster Club Membership Application below!

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.