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STEM

Upper Division Forensic Science Class Visits Pasco County Sheriff’s Forensic Services

Posted on: September 13th, 2017

In Dr. Kirk Downing’s Upper Division Forensic Science class students in grades 10-12 took a field trip to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office where they toured the Forensic Services Section after learning about observation skills, eyewitness testimony, evidence collection, and chain of custody in class earlier in the year. During the visit, students learned how […]


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Total Solar Eclipse Used as a Learning Tool Across All Grade Levels at Academy

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017

McCormick Campus Eclipse 2017 from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo.   On Monday, Aug. 21 students in grades PreK3 – 12th Grade were given solar eclipse glasses and participated in various age-appropriate activities throughout the day. Lower Division students took turns viewing the eclipse outside while Upper and Middle Division students gathered in the […]


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5th Graders Earn Honors at Pasco County STEM Fair

Posted on: May 4th, 2017

Photo Credit: The Castillo Family A science fair project is the perfect union of our Academy at the Lakes Curriculum and Core Values. From Critical Thinking and Communication to Balance and Distinction, these projects challenge our students to grow in many ways and help them develop into confident, skilled, and thoughtful science-minded leaders of tomorrow. […]


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Where the Wild Things Should Be

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

Words by Sheri Mahoney, Upper Division Science Instructor Sheri Mahoney is in her 3rd year of teaching at Academy at the Lakes as the Upper Division Life Sciences teacher. Sheri is obsessed with manatees, marine iguanas, and everything else that is vascularized. Living in Florida is a dream for her and she still can’t get […]


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Academy Students Shine at 2017 Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Posted on: February 15th, 2017

The Pasco Regional Science and Engineering fair was held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Weightman Middle Shcool. More than 200 students from Pasco county competed in 26 categories (13 Middle Division and 13 Upper Division). Academy students placed first in nine categories and second in three.  Five students will be moving onto the Florida State Science […]


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Academy Students Prepare for Pasco Regional Science Fair

Posted on: January 6th, 2017

Academy at the Lakes will be represented at the Pasco Regional Science Fair on Feb. 4 at Weightman Middle School with 17 participants in the event. Several Academy at the Lakes students will be competing at the fair. The science fair process includes researching a question, formulating a hypothesis, and developing experiments. Upper Division Science […]


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Academy at the Lakes Schedules for First-Ever Trip to Galapagos

Posted on: August 31st, 2016

Amazonia Expeditions, a company owned by Paul and Dolly Beaver (parents of Stephanie ’13), is offering an Academy trip to the Galapagos led by their expert field guides. Academy families with students enrolled in Grades 6-12 during the 2017-18 school year are invited to participate in the trip. Additionally, students in Grades 9-12 during the […]


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Whiz kids wrap up another STEM summer at USF

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

Original Article by: Philip Morgan, Times Staff Writer TAMPA — With the enthusiasm that other kids might show over a new video game, 14-year-old Roshan Warman explains a mathematics phenomenon involving tiny transistors. “They can block current or they can allow current to pass — the flow of electrons. And so, as these transistors get […]


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Academic Competitions Highlights 2015-16

Posted on: June 1st, 2016

Spring at Academy was packed with academic competitions, both local and national. Below are some highlights of Wildcat successes at these events: Pasco Students Shine at State STEM Fair – Tampa Bay Times Academy Student Invited to National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo Academy’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Competes in State Finals Academy Students […]


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Portrait of a Graduate: Raj Warman ‘16

Posted on: June 1st, 2016

Words by Kenny Quayle ‘16   The man. The myth. The legend. Raj Warman ’16 has been a mainstay on the Academy at the Lakes campus for as long as most can remember. He has been an omnipresent positive force among students and staff alike. If you don’t understand a concept, Raj is there to […]


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