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Athlete of the Week: Academy at the Lakes Lexi Kilfoyl

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

Original Article by By Katherine Smith, Spectrum Sports Academy at the Lakes pitcher Lexi Kilfoyl literally stands out on a softball field. First her 6-foot-2 frame gets you. Then her speed. With every pitch Kilfoyl is thinking one thing. “I just try to pitch to the best of my ability and make myself look good,” […]


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Academy Students Advance to National History Day State Competition

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

On Saturday, March 4 the winners of Academy’s History Day school competition moved onto the 10th Annual Pasco County Schools District Final History Fair at Wiregrass Ranch High School. Students from throughout the county earned the opportunity to present their projects relating to the theme “Taking a Stand in History,” in one of the following […]


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National Wildlife Federation Certifies New Schoolyard Habitat at Academy at the Lakes

Posted on: February 28th, 2017

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to recognize that Academy at the Lakes has successfully created a Certified Schoolyard Habitat® through its Garden for Wildlife program. Academy has joined with over 5,000 schools nationwide that have transformed their schoolyards into thriving wildlife habitats that provide essential elements […]


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Sophomore sensation Alexis Kilfoyl catches eye of USA Softball

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

Original Article by Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer Diane Stephenson, hired in July as softball coach at Academy of the Lakes, kept hearing about a young pitcher she was about to inherit. Stephenson knows talent. She spent 16 years as the coach at Indiana University. Last month, she decided to check out her new ace […]


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Teaching Imagination: The Value of Fine Arts in Education

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Words by Jay Gibson, Director of Library Services One of the best things about teaching at Academy at the Lakes is seeing the effect our Fine Arts programs have on our students. When I interact with a student in the classroom, I only see his or her academic persona, the one that is intellectually focused, […]


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National History Day Contest Finalists Announced

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017

On Friday, Jan. 27 Academy at the Lakes Honors History students in Grades 9 and 10 participated in a National History Day (NHD) competition in the McCormick Campus Gym. According to the National History Day website, The National History Day Contest: “encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research […]


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Student Showcase: Importance of Local Elections

Posted on: October 17th, 2016

Senior JJ Thurber decided to focus his second current event right in our own backyard, choosing to follow the local Congressional race in the 13th District between Republican Incumbent David Jolly and former Florida Governor Democrat Charlie Crist.


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Dale Carnegie Skills for Success Workshop Series Offered at Academy at the Lakes

Posted on: October 12th, 2016

The Dale Carnegie and Academy at the Lakes partnership program: Generation.Next will take place weekly beginning Sunday, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 from 2:00pm – 5:30pm in the Upper Division building on McCormick Campus. Generation.Next is a leadership workshop presented by Dale Carnegie for students in Grades 8 – 12. The course focuses on five […]


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Academy to Host Annual Homecoming Tailgate Event Sept. 30

Posted on: September 16th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes will host its annual Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Land O’Lakes Recreation Center beginning at 5pm. The fun-filled, family-friendly event will include food trucks (pay as you go); a giant inflatable obstacle course; face painting; music by the AATL pep band and the boys’ chorus; performances by our […]


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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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