colleges

Academy at the Lakes Teacher Invited to Speak at Florida Gulf Coast University

Posted on: January 4th, 2017

As part of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Black History Month celebrations in February, Academy at the Lakes’ Upper Division United States History instructor Mr. Shawn Moore has been invited to present a lecture about the evolution of hip-hop. Moore’s lecture explores how modern day hip-hop has progressed from drumming in Africa through work songs, touching […]


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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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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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Things We Pinned & Alumni Advice: Dorm Room Essentials & More

Posted on: June 26th, 2014

Dorm Room Essentials

As our 2014 Academy at the Lakes graduates head off to college this fall, we thought they might want a little help with their school shopping – or in this case, dorm room shopping!

Recently, we made a board on Pinterest dedicated to dorm room ideas! From groceries, to storage, to décor, this board has it all! Check it out here.


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6 Books to Help You Find Your Perfect College

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

Our Associate Director of College Counseling, Mrs. Deborah Picairn, has put together a fantastic list of books that will aid in the college search process. For more college planning resources, visit our website.


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The Academy Difference: Extended Trips

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

The Academy Difference blog series explores how our faculty integrates the 6 “Cs” of Academy at the Lakes’ Core Curriculum. Our faculty ensures “the success of each individual at school, in the community, and in the world,” by connecting every classroom experience with at least one of our 6 Cs.  To learn more, visit our […]


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7 Athletic Recruiting Tips for High School Students

Posted on: November 21st, 2013

by Tom Haslam


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Choosing a College Essay Topic

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

The clock is ticking on this year’s college applications. That means it’s time to grab a pen and paper (or keyboard) and start writing those college essays.


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Financial Aid 101: Finding the Right Value for You

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013

By Deborah Pitcairn — A college education is an investment in your future and the future of your (future!) family. It is wise to approach this significant investment as you would a home or car or other large purchase – choosing the best college you can afford rather than the best at which you can be […]


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