Click the link below to learn more about Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Sponsor: TBD
Click the link below to  learn more about National Honor Society
Sponsor: Mrs. Ami Gideons
Student Government (SGA)
Sponsor: Ms. Leah Whitehead

Collegiate Senior Student Ambassadors 

Sponsor: Joy Greene

The Senior Ambassadors is an organization of senior students who actively participate in the planning and implementation of the next school year’s activities.  We have sign-ups in the spring. We meet over the summer months and plan a school theme for the following year, plan for the fall convocation, discuss and plan orientation for incoming students. This organization also helps to mentor new students in an effort to acclimate them to the college way of doing things and Collegiate life, while offering them an encouraging smile and a friendly face along the way. Senior Ambassadors also look for ways to encourage students to get together and form new friendships through student-led activities.

Interact Club
Sponsor: Ms. Starr Barham
The Interact Club is a self-governing club for young people under Rotary International who seek an opportunity to participate in meaningful service projects while gaining friendships and leadership skills. With the motto, “service above self,” the club’s goal is to provide opportunities for young people to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and international understanding. Not only does the Interact Club of Lakeland Collegiate High School strive to make a difference in our local community of Polk County, but the students also strive to make an international effort to raise awareness. Lakeland Collegiate’s Interact club is sponsored by the Lakeland Christina Rotary. Students work closely with sponsors and partake in events such as the 1st Friday Downtown Lakeland events, Paint Your Heart Out, volunteer at Oscar J. Pope Elem, bell ringing for Salvation Army, and many other community outreaches. Each year the club will create several new projects to work on as a team. Students can also participate in the Rotary Speech contest and Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders. The virtue of the Lakeland Collegiate Interact club is to lead, connect, and serve while creating lasting change in the community.

Technology Club – 

Sponsor: Virginia Richard

The Tech Club is an organization of students who actively participate in the planning and implementation of training and workshops for Collegiate staff members and students. One of the key projects for students is where they volunteer hours at Oscar J. Pope teaching elementary students coding, and Google Docs.  Students also volunteer at Azalea Park Assisted Living Facility in Grasslands, here in Lakeland, Fl.  Students in the Tech Club can also take part in the National and State Technology Student Association (TSA) where they take the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels and have a good time raising funds to get there. The club members are passionate about learning how to lead others in a technical world. Club dues are $20.00 per year.

United Way

Sponsor: Zachary Crum

Science Club

Sponsor: Ms. Leah Whitehead


Sponsor: Jason Martin

History Club

Sponsor: Dr. Dawn Dyer

The Collegiate Travel Club

Sponsor(s): Rick Jeffries, Joy Greene  & Dr. Dawn Dyer

The Collegiate Travel Club is an organization of students that believe travel is a worthwhile learning opportunity.  They believe that you can learn about people and other cultures as well as the history of our great country, just from traveling! Traveling teaches great life skills, like:

  • being patient!
  • leave your comfort zone-it can be flying for the first time or unfamiliar territory,
  • be curious-probe new ideas and curiosities like local customs or local food,
  • appreciate other cultures-gives you a perspective that is different from your other than just hearing or reading about it.
  • Live simply-you can survive with very little and get by just fine
  • Make friends with strangers
  • Try new things
  • To think creatively – no wifi?? How to take the Subway?
  • To find beauty in different things
  • You absorb history
  • Understanding a different way of life
  • Develop confidence

Collegiate travels once a year, during spring break. We travel during spring break so that no one misses college courses which could have a negative impact on their grades. We offer one of two trips each year.  One year we will go to Washington DC and the next to  New York City.  We do this to offer a historical and governmental trip one year, and a cultural trip the next.

All Collegiate and Gateway students are invited to travel. Each student is responsible for covering their own travel expenses as well as souvenir money.  Travel expenses are all paid prior to trip departure and cover transportation, hotel, meals and any entrance fees. Students/parents are given a payment schedule to make things easier for some families.