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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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Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Posted on: November 10th, 2014

Senior Kelley Englund and Junior Vijay Prasad have come a long way since the days of sporting their fluorescent green, vinyl safety patrol belts. These days the two Upper Division students don the title of Lead Student Ambassadors at Academy at the Lakes. Keeping in tune with Academy’s welcoming and warm culture, the Student Ambassador […]


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8 Questions (and Answers) When Applying for Financial Aid

Posted on: July 10th, 2014

8 Questions (and Answers) When Applying for Financial Aid

Academy at the Lakes, like many Tampa private schools, offers need-based financial aid to help families offset the cost of tuition. We understand that committing to attend a private school represents a significant investment, and Academy’s goal is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to benefit from an Academy at the Lakes education.

We asked Penny Rogers, Academy’s Director of Admissions & Marketing, to answer the 8 most frequently asked questions about applying for financial aid.


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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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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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Report Card Conversations

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

by Judy Kent


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Essentials of Strength and Conditioning: Building a School Athletics Program

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Setting Goals for Back to School – Six to Consider

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

The start of school always has a special excitement about it – a sense of possibility and optimism that is both powerful and meaningful. As your child heads back to school this month, I encourage you to reflect on the partnership between your child’s school, and you, the parent. A top private school should be […]


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