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FOX "Cool School" Poll

Each Monday, beginning September 9, 2013 through May 16, 2014, four high schools will be selected by FOX 35 for the public to vote for the "Cool School". Every Wednesday at 5:00am, the four nominated schools will be posted on Vote for your favorite to be the "Cool School" by 8:00 AM local time each Friday.

  • Must be legal Florida resident, 13 or older, with lawful access to the Internet and valid e-mail address.
  • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

How to Vote

To vote for your favorite, there are 2 ways to vote:

  • • TEXT: send a text message to 36948 (FOX4U) with one of the following keywords in the body of the message: SCHOOL1, SCHOOL2, SCHOOL3, or SCHOOL4 which will be announced during Fox 35 newscasts and listed on Voters will receive one reply text confirming their vote, for every text vote sent. Each person may cast no more than 1 vote each hour using each voting method; i.e., each hour, you may cast only 1 vote via text and 1 vote online. For technical questions call 1-877-571-0774; for all other customer service issues email WOFL FOX 35 ( Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas; participating wireless carriers: Sprint, Boost, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. MSG & Data Rates May Apply, Text HELP for info. For complete rules and text entry terms and conditions click on the official rules link below. Privacy policy:


    ONLINE VOTING: You can vote by computer at You must select your preferred school and also fill out the CAPTCHA box for your vote to be recorded.

    Each voting period begins at 05:00 AM local time on each Wednesday and all votes must be cast by 8:00 AM local time on each Friday.

    • Each person may cast no more than 1 vote each hour using each voting method; i.e., each hour, you may cast only 1 vote via text and 1 vote online. Please note that it is a violation of these rules to clear the cache on your computer (i.e., delete the cookies) to enable voting more than once per entry day per computer/contestant/email address. All voting must be manual. No bots or automated voting is allowed.

The Prize(s)

  • The winning school will receive the title of "Cool School". WOFL FOX 35 will contact the school to tell them they are the winner and organize a time to videotape the students. A WOFL FOX 35 crew will visit the winner of the “Cool School”, unless the school does not allow the visit or WOFL FOX 35 cannot visit due to local, national or regional breaking news or weather. If WOFL FOX 35 does visit the school, it will be featured during the WOFL FOX 35 morning news from 5:00am local time - 9:00am local time the Wednesday following notification. Winner will also receive a plaque E.R.V. $34.24. Prize supplied by WOFL FOX 35.Employees of Sponsors and immediate families and members of household are ineligible to vote.

Official Rules & Regulations (PDF)

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