General Information

School Information:

Haines City High School
2800 Hornet Drive
Haines City, FL 33844

First Bell: 6:55am
Dismissal Bell: 2:00pm

Contact Information:

Main Office:  (863) 421-3281
9th Grade Center:  (863) 419-3125


Main Office Fax:  (863) 421-3283
Guidance Dept. Fax:  (863) 421-3301
9th Grade Center Fax:  (863) 419-3149


Main Office:  (863) 419-3371
IB School Fax:  (863) 419-3373

Principal's Message

Haines City High School Students, Parents and Community Members,

A new school year provides opportunities for new beginnings, classes, and friendships as we move forward with a positive outlook for a new year. I am excited to serve as principal at Haines City High School, work collaboratively within all departments, provide a safe and healthy learning environment, and assure an impact on raising student achievement.

We will increase and strengthen student engagement by utilizing every second of the day, providing opportunities for all students to explore, problem solve, seek out information and solutions. Our staff will carry out proven research-based strategies for delivering information to guarantee the learning process and application of concepts learned. We will increase the rigor of all classes while also increasing the relevance of the topics to real world situations. An urgency to start, finish and pass all courses will be installed from the beginning of school.

Physical safety has always been a major priority on campus. Now we are also focusing on the mental health and well-being in our students’ thought processes by adding additional support systems. We will increase and strengthen support systems for all students by building positive relationships, identifying students’ needs, and providing the appropriate support to create opportunities for success. Our support systems will include mentorships with faculty members, after school study groups, and the opportunity to participate in multiple school clubs and athletics.

We will increase and strengthen communication throughout our campus to assure all involved parties have a meaningful understanding of our processes, procedures and school wide goals. Small group discussion will continuously take place on campus to review, discuss and improve the way we approach increasing student achievement. This goal will also focus on the partnership that is needed between the school and community to assure we strengthen each other and provide the best possible environment for our students to live and learn.

I am honored to serve as a principal for Polk County Public Schools and an active team leader for Haines City High School. In addition, I understand the importance and impact of a principal’s decisions and judgment. That is why, given what I know at that very moment, I will make the best decision possible, and I will continue to seek additional information to continuously improve my process.

I welcome the opportunity to lead Haines City High School and positively influence students, faculty, parents, and community members. I look forward to meeting you, discussing strategies that will advance our school and ensure high quality education for all students. If you would like to contact me, my email is and our school phone number is 863-421-3281 EXT: 403.


Adam Lane
Haines City High School & Haines City International Baccalaureate
Polk County Public Schools

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Mission Statements

The mission of Haines City High School is to provide a high-quality education by forging strong communal relationships, achieving academic proficiency, and reinforcing positive behavior. Through these provisions, Haines City High School creates Hornet Nation, which is a sense of pride; a feeling of comfort and confidence; a common ground; and a connection felt between students, faculty, parents, and community members.

The vision of Haines City High School is for all students to serve as productive and responsible citizens and be prepared to enter the work force, the military, or a post-secondary institution upon graduation.

Belief Statements

  • Student learning is the chief priority of the school and students’ needs should be the primary focus of all school based decisions.
  • In a changing world, learning is a lifelong process shared by students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.
  • Curriculum, instruction, and assessment should incorporate a variety of learning activities to meet the needs of different types of learners.
  • Students need to demonstrate essential knowledge through application, problem solving, and production of quality work.
  • Any learning changes a person forever.
  • The character of a community is defined by how it treats its most vulnerable members.

Student Learner Outcomes

All students who graduate from Haines City High School will know and be able to do the following at a level that enables them to pursue their individual goals beyond high school:

  • Students will demonstrate literacy, numeracy, research, and communication skills necessary for lifelong learning.
  • Students will show respect for others and take personal responsibility for exhibiting a positive work ethic.
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge, understanding and problem solving skills in both individual and collaborative settings.
  • Students will use technological skills for learning and producing professional results.

Alma Mater

Thru the years of golden moments
Memories of friendship dear
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
Sing our praises clear
Green and White our colors bright
Mean to all a guiding light
O’re our campus green and rolling
Give us knowledge tried and true.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
Now we sing to you.

Fight Song

Hail Haines City High School
Hail Green and White
Our Hornet Flag will
Wave on High Tonight
Here’s Good Luck to You Team
Here’s to What You’ve Done
And Here’s to the Glory
You – Hornets have Won!