Pasco students shine at state STEM fair

Posted on: April 21st, 2016

Original Article by Times staff Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair students won several awards at the recent 61st annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition, which took place in Lakeland. More than 900 Florida students competed. Students qualified based on judge recommendation, scores and research quality at their regional fairs. The […]

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Academy’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Competes in State Finals

Posted on: April 12th, 2016

Academy’s Odyssey of the Mind team competed in the Florida State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament for the 2nd year in a row on Saturday, April 9 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Academy competed in Problem #4 Stack Attack! which required the team to design, build, and test a structure made only […]

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Academy Students Win Awards at Florida State Science and Engineering Fair

Posted on: April 7th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes was well represented at the 61st State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida last weekend at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland. Out of more than 50 nominations that were considered, Pranav “Raj” Warman ’16 was chosen to be one of six student speakers at the SSEF opening ceremony before an […]

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Odyssey of the Mind Promotes Academy’s Core Curriculum

Posted on: February 22nd, 2016

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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Academy at the Lakes Middle Division Students to Compete at Odyssey of the Mind

Posted on: February 22nd, 2016

Academy’s Odyssey of the Mind teams and their coaches, Miss Rachel Klaeren and Mrs. Elizabeth Magnusson, are at it again and in full swing preparing for the Gulf Coast Regional Competition on Feb. 27 at Charles S. Rushe Middle School in Land O’ Lakes. Academy at the Lakes has three teams competing in this year’s […]

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Academy’s Science Olympiad Teams Shine at Regionals

Posted on: February 10th, 2016

For the fourth straight year Academy at the Lakes was well represented at the Regional Science Olympiad competition at Hillsborough Community College. Seven of Academy’s duos earned medalist honors, and the Middle Division Blue team has automatically qualified for the State Competition with its seventh place overall finish. Academy’s White Team finished 10th place overall. […]

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Invention Convention: Inspiring Young Dreamers and Doers

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth Magnusson, 5th and 6th Grade Science Instructor, is passionate about bringing the inner innovators — the dreamers and doers — out in her students. In a world where creativity and innovation are rapidly becoming more sought-after than formal education, that is a gift that will only grow in value as the students progress through their educational journey and, eventually, into their careers.

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Posted on: December 7th, 2015

Academy at the Lakes’ successful science department has even more to brag about with the addition of its Environmental Science course led by science teacher Ms. Sheri Mahoney. The course is a field-based class designed to engage students in an in-depth study of ecology with a focus on the human impact on the environment. Academy’s […]

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Academy Students Advance to Regional Science Fair Competition

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Academy Gym buzzed with discovery and anticipation as 8th through 12th graders presented their Science Fair projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Focusing on the critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills that are essential to AATL’s core curriculum, students chose a topic of interest for their Science […]

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Honors Chemistry Class Brings Periodic Elements to Life

Posted on: May 18th, 2015

Academy’s honors chemistry classes recently conducted an in-depth study of the periodic table. As part of this project, students chose specific elements to research, either independently or through collaboration with a peer, and then presented their findings to their classmates. As students researched their elements, they also made a square for the chemistry/biology classroom periodic […]

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