All-Florida Academic Team

Each year, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes outstanding students in the Florida College System based on academic achievement, leadership and service to the community by naming them to the All-Florida Academic Team. Students are nominated by their respective colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by the PTK Honor Society. PTK also distinguishes the top 30 students of each class by selecting them to the All-Florida First Team based on rating in competition throughout the state. 

The Florida College System, in conjunction with the PTK Florida Region, hosts an annual event to recognize the All-Florida Academic Team. Students are honored at an awards ceremony during which each student is presented with a medallion. The Florida College System is proud to honor this year's team during April, which has been proclaimed by former Governor Rick Scott as Florida College System Month.



The 2019 All-Florida Academic Team

Event Information

This year’s All-Florida Academic Team Awards Ceremony will take place during the PTK Catalyst 2019 Convention. All-Florida Academic Team members MUST register to attend the dinner on Thursday, April 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. However, members do not have to register for the PTK Catalyst Convention, unless you are interested in attending all three days of the convention taking place April 4-6.  If you wish to register for the PTK Catalyst 2019 Convention, please click here.

  • Registration

Register today for the 2019 All-Florida Academic Team Awards Ceremony here.

  • Location

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746

  • Hotel Information

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407)586-0000
Rate: $229 (Single/Double/Triple/Quad Occupancy)
$229 + 14.5% = $262.21

The credit card used to guarantee the room reservation will be charged a deposit of one-night room and tax 48 hours prior to arrival. Reservations will not be charged provided the room is canceled 72 business hours or more prior to arrival date. 

Self-parking Rate: $12.00 

The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is nearly sold out for peak Convention nights, although availability could change due to possible cancellations. Phi Theta Kappa has negotiated special rates at the below Marriott Village hotels as official overflow properties.

  • Overflow Hotels


Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Marriott Village
8601 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (407)938-9001
Rate: $139 (Double/Double only) 
$139 + 14.5% = $159.16

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Marriott Village
8601 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 407-938-9001
Rate: $119 (Double/Double Only) 
$119 + 14.5% = $136.26

Both the Springhill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista and Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista are in the Marriott Village: 

  • Both hotels offer complimentary wi-fi and hot breakfast daily. 
  • Both hotels are located 3.5 miles from the Gaylord Palms. 
  • A Lyft or Uber ride is approximately a 10-minute drive and cost an average $10.00 one-way. 
  • Parking at the Marriott Village is $10.00/car per day for attendees staying in the PTK group block. 


University of Central Florida Campus Tour

The University of Central Florida admissions office has arranged two ambassadors to host the All-Florida Academic Team for a special welcome tour of the campus before the awards ceremony. The campus tour will begin with a 30-minute information session, followed by a 90-minute walking tour of the campus. 

When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Check in at the Duke Energy UCF Welcome Center
Duration: 2 hours

PTK Catalyst General Session

Following the awards ceremony, All-Florida Academic Team members have been invited by PTK Catalyst to attend the General Session 1 event from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and then continue to the Marketplace at 9:30 p.m. at no fee.

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