Signature Programs

Academy at the Lakes offers educational programs unique to schools in the Tampa area, including an internship in the Amazon, a House System, and a college-style Medical Seminar course. Learn more about the Academy Experience and our signature programs by clicking the images below.


AP Capstone

AP Capstone

Academy at the Lakes is an AP Capstone school – an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and communication.

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Medical Seminar Course

Medical Seminar

Academy at the Lakes is in its fourth year of offering this one-of-a-kind Introduction to Medicine seminar course for high school students interested in learning more about the field.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership (IMO)

Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership

Through our partnership, select students gain an understanding of how math and science work together to develop cutting edge solutions in the treatment of cancer.

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Environmental Science Program

Environmental Science

Environmental Science is a hands-on, high-school level science elective designed to introduce students to major ecological concepts and issues.

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Amazon Trip and Internship

Amazon Adventure & Internship

Each summer, our students and families are invited to journey deep into the heart of the Amazon basin for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Dale Carnegie Leadership Training

Dale Carnegie Leadership Training

Academy at the Lakes is proud to be an annual host for Dale Carnegie’s Generation.Next Skills for Success leadership workshop for high school students.

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Student Retreats

Student Retreats

Inspired by Academy’s founder, Middle and Upper Division students attend a retreat each fall where they bond and form friendships and learn about the school’s culture.

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European Student Trip

Extended Trips

Extended trip opportunities give students the chance to learn, face challenges, and have fun outside of a traditional classroom setting.

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Public Speaking Competition

Public Speaking

Academy at the Lakes purposefully creates opportunities for all students to become self-confident speakers. Communication is one of our curriculum focus areas and we begin with our youngest students.

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Academy's House Day Competition

House System

The House System places all students and teachers PreK3 through Grade 12 into one of four Houses. Through community-building activities, relationships are built between students of all divisions and ages.

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