School Bus Questions

Polk County Public Schools is opening a call center to handle school bus inquiries and issues for the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

Parents and guardians can dial 863-534-7300 for assistance from Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 23. The temporary call center will be staffed on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.*

Please understand that bus delays are typical at the start of the school year, but will become less frequent after the first few weeks of school.

In addition to the call center, parents and guardians can access their child’s transportation information online through the Parent Portal ( Schools will continue to receive transportation materials, as well.

* The call center will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29 and will be closed on Friday, Aug. 2 because of teh district’s summer schedule. Otherwise, it will be available on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 23.


Grades 10 – 12 — Thursday, August 8 from 9 -11 am
Freshmen — Thursday, August 8 from 6 – 7:30 pm

Dress Code

New Dress Code Policy — Click here

Student ID’s are part of the dress code — all students must have one on, VISIBLE at all times while on campus.


Kathleen High is looking for Chess team members. Anyone interested in joining the chess team can register at the following website: Select Kathleen High School and Mr. Bakker as the coach.

Tournament dates are: 
Tournament 1 – October 26, 2019  (Bartow Civic Center)
Tournament 2 – November 9, 2019 (Bartow Civic Center)
Tournament 3 – December 7, 2019 (Bartow Civic Center)
Tournament 4 – January 11, 2020 (Bartow Civic Center)
Championship – March 7, 2020 (Bartow Civic Center) 


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For Questions/Assistance with the FAFSA contact: (FAFSA) U.S. Department of Education @ 1-800-433-3243

Student ID’s 

General Rules and Regulations

Student Identification Badges – GRADES 9-12

Student identification badges will be provided to secondary students to ensure safety and security of students and staff. Students must wear the ID card at all times around the neck area when on school grounds. Sample ID is shown below.


Upcoming Events

Report Student Abscence

Report Student AbsentPlease click here to send an email to the school. Include the Student’s Name, Date of Birth, Grade, Homeroom Teacher (if known), Date Absent and Reason. If applicable, please attach any documentation to support the absence. When complete, click the send button.

Week at a Glance

Current Spark Newsletter

KHS Alma Mater

So proud we stand, so firm so true
Our loyalty we pledge to you.
In this great land where men are free.
Where knowledge gives us liberty,
You, Alma mater are our destiny.
Oh banner wave in red and white,
Our symbol and guiding light.
Through all the years so proudly may you stand,
Hail, Kathleen, Kathleen, Kathleen!


When visiting our campus, please check in at the Main Office and have proper identification. You cannot pick up a student, request any case-sensitive information, or visit a class without proper identification. This policy is for the safety and welfare of your student as well as staff members.

Our Vision

Cultivating a Legacy of Lifelong Learners

Our Mission

Kathleen High School is committed to cultivating a legacy of lifelong learners by providing the knowledge and skills needed to be successful, productive citizens. Our students, staff, parents, and community will work together as a family to install a sense of P.R.I.D.E. in who we are, where we are, and what we are to become.