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Teaching Imagination: The Value of Fine Arts in Education

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Words by Jay Gibson, Director of Library Services One of the best things about teaching at Academy at the Lakes is seeing the effect our Fine Arts programs have on our students. When I interact with a student in the classroom, I only see his or her academic persona, the one that is intellectually focused, […]


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Academy Students Achieve Success in National History Day Contest

Posted on: March 16th, 2016

For the first time, students in Mrs. Kelly Rodowsky’s Modern World History Honors classes and Mr. Shawn Moore’s United States History Honors courses participated in National History Day. Students participated in one of five categories: exhibit, documentary, website, performance, or research paper. As explained on nhd.org: “Every year National History Day frames students’ research within […]


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The Academy Difference: College Counseling Program

Posted on: February 27th, 2015

The Academy Difference

If you take a look at this map, it is easy to see that the diversity of the colleges our alumni attend is just as well-rounded as our students themselves.

“It is our goal to help each student find the best ‘fit’ for college, academically, socially, and financially,” College Counseling Director Mrs. Deborah Pitcairn explained.


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Student Showcase: Shakespeare Play

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015

Shakespeare Plays Instructor: Ms. Aimee Nadow Class: Language Arts Students in Ms. Aimee Nadow’s Language Arts classes have been working cooperatively in small groups to prepare for their acting performances of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. This activity fosters collaboration as a cast, communication as performers, and creativity in costume and prop choices. View the video […]


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2015 Geography Bee Finalists and Winner Announced

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015

  In keeping with Academy’s curricular goals to foster critical thinking and communication skills among our students, on Friday, Jan. 30, 10 7th and 8th graders competed as finalists in Academy’s National Geographic Bee. Congratulations to Bobby Pesch ’20, winner of Academy’s 2015 Geography Bee, and Evan Beam ’19, runner-up. According to the National Geographic […]


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Prepping for the SAT & ACT

Posted on: November 15th, 2014

Prepping for the SAT & ACT | Academy at the Lakes

How important is The Test?
This is a good question.

Most colleges and universities list a student’s transcript, the record of their classes and grades, as the most important part of an application.  The rigor of the curriculum chosen and your performance over time in these courses give the best picture of how you function as a student and how successful you are likely to be in college.


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Students Participate in Voter Registration “Signing Ceremony”

Posted on: September 25th, 2014

  An annual Academy at the Lakes tradition continued on September 24 when eight Upper Division students completed their voter registration paperwork at a “signing ceremony.” Each fall, in keeping with Academy’s curricular focus on citizenship, eligible 18 year olds celebrate their right to vote at a special assembly. The ceremony was preceded by a […]


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MD Math Club Participates in Regional Competition

Posted on: February 15th, 2014

On Friday, Feb 14, 2014, the MD Math Club participated in their regional competition at MOSI for the national Mathcounts Competition, which will be held in Washington, DC. Academy was one of 14 schools competing.   Only the top 2 schools and top 4 individual competitors were identified and are moving to the state competition in […]


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Winner of the Academy Geography Bee Announced

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

Seventh and 8th Graders participated in the Final Round of the AATL Geography Bee Jan. 15 for a chance to qualify for the State of Florida Geography Bee. The students who participated were: 8th Grade Anmol Warman SeungJin Park Taylor Williams Julia Mollick Pasha Yurchenko Grace Szarko 7th Grade Chelsea Joyce-Nyack Brooke Wilhite Evan St. […]


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Academy S.T.E.M. Club Acquires 3D Printer

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

Academy’s S.T.E.M. Club now has a functioning 3D printer, received as part of the club’s participation in the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition (FRC). The school community can now experiment with this fascinating and revolutionary technology. In the short term, the club plans to use the printer to design and create custom parts for competitive robots. They […]


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