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Academy Welcomes Home Alumni for a Special Panel for Seniors

Posted on: January 6th, 2017

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 Academy at the Lakes was pleased to welcome 10 alumni home from college to speak with current seniors about subjects ranging from academics, summer activities, mental and physical health, safety, dorm life, homesickness, clubs and activities, and making friends. The alumni participants in this year’s panel explained just how important […]


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Alumni Q&A with Jalex Stark ’13

Posted on: November 8th, 2016

Academy graduate Jalex Stark currently attends California Institute of Technology and is majoring in mathematics. Jalex plans to pursue a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in Quantum Information.   Q: When did you begin your Academy journey? A: I was 10 years old when I enrolled at Academy, and I wasn’t into sports, music, or […]


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Alumni Advice: How to Choose the Best College For You

Posted on: September 12th, 2016

Who better to give college search advice than those who have recently been through the decision-making process? In our Alumni Facebook group, we asked our alumni for their tips and advice they would give current high school students that are beginning the college search process. Below are the answers and personal experiences from our alumni. […]


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Alumni Reflection: Marie-Christine DeRomagna ’14

Posted on: May 17th, 2016

I have wanted to write something to commemorate my time at Academy at the Lakes for a while now; I was just waiting for the right words to describe the feeling.

I’ve had a few epiphanies and realizations after having left for college. Most of them took me about a year to fully grasp or come to terms with, though I’ve always known deep down.

Academy prepares you for college. Our teachers were constantly reminding us of that. But it does more than just that.


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Academy Seniors Earn Nearly $2.5 million in College Scholarships

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016

The 37 members of Academy at the Lakes’ Class of 2016 will be graduating in May not only with fond memories, but also with a record-breaking $2.475 million in merit scholarship dollars earned to colleges throughout the world (as of April 21, 2016). The members of the class of 2016 have been accepted to more […]


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Academy continues Advanced Placement Excellence through AP Capstone Program

Posted on: March 24th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes is one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™ — an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program includes a two-course sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to […]


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Academy at the Lakes to Participate in the College Board’s AP Capstone™ Program

Posted on: March 15th, 2016

The AP Capstone Program Focuses on Inquiry, Research, and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success Academy at the Lakes is one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™ — an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and […]


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College Advice from Academy Alumni

Posted on: January 13th, 2016

On Jan. 6, Academy at the Lakes seniors reunited with Wildcat alumni during Academy’s third annual alumni panel. Eight graduates met with the Class of 2016 to share their college experiences and to offer advice for Academy’s seniors on the cusp of graduation. Advice and experiences ranging from homesickness to roommate agreements were the topics […]


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The Advantages of Advanced Placement

Posted on: May 4th, 2015

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Recently, one of my students said to me, “It’s like a bubble, our own little world in this classroom; I don’t even recognize some of my classmates because everyone’s inner geek surfaces in our discussions.”

The bubble exists in room 32 seventh period – Advanced Placement Language and Composition.

Academy at the Lakes’ Upper Division offers Advanced Placement courses that run the gamut from language courses such as Chinese Language and Culture to technology courses such as Computer Science A.

Depending on one’s interest and aptitude, there’s likely an AP course that captures any Wildcat’s passion.


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Photo Bomb: Alma Mater Day

Posted on: November 13th, 2014

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