Polk County Public Schools is once again turning to our great community to help choose the mascot for our newest high school.
The school, located adjacent to Davenport School of the Arts, is scheduled to open in Aug. 2021. It will accommodate 2,500 students, helping to relieve enrollment at nearby Ridge Community and Haines City high schools; and will offer programs in the fine arts, hospitality and hotel management, technology, computer modeling and gaming.
After researching the history of the surrounding area, a committee of district and community leaders have selected three possible mascot options: Broncos, Colts or Trailblazers.
The choices serve as a representation of the Davenport area’s history, which was originally known as the Horse Creek settlement. Most recently, the land that the school is being built on served as a horse rescue and breeding property. The original owner who owned the property for three generations had a love for horses.
The choices will be reviewed and the mascot will go to the Polk County School Board for approval on September 29.