Posts Tagged ‘Upper Division’

Students Participate in Voter Registration “Signing Ceremony”

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

  An annual Academy at the Lakes tradition continued on September 24 when eight Upper Division students completed their voter registration paperwork at a “signing ceremony.” Each fall, in keeping with Academy’s curricular focus on citizenship, eligible 18 year olds celebrate their right to vote at a special assembly. The ceremony was preceded by a […]

What to Expect on Your Visit Day

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Part of the admissions process for Academy at the Lakes includes a student visitation day. This gives you, the student, an opportunity to get to know what life at Academy at the Lakes is like, and it gives our students, teachers, and admissions staff an opportunity to get to know you!

Girl Code: A Girls-Only Bonding Experience

Girl Code: A Girls-Only Bonding Experience

As Cyndi Lauper’s lyric goes, “Girls just wanna have fun.”

However, middle and high school can also be a stressful time for teens, especially for girls.

Academy at the Lakes’ middle and high school girls have made it their mission to create strong bonds through meaningful relationships, and they are doing so through Girl Code.

Upper Division Renovation Photo Bomb

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,

UD-Patio_Completion-web It was a busy summer over here at Academy at the Lakes! The entire school received beautiful upgrades throughout, but the most prominent renovation was the addition of an entirely new Upper Division deck and classroom additions for our high school students.

Student Retreats Nurture Academy Community

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Academy’s retreats began in 1995 and have continued every fall with retreats tailored for the Middle and Upper Divisions. The goals are the same – to set the school culture: a community. Students bond and form friendships. New students and faculty learn about Academy’s culture; returning students and faculty are renewed by it.

Teacher Feature: Meet Our New Faculty

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

Teacher Feature: Meet Our New Faculty | Academy at the Lakes

In this very special edition of our Teacher Feature blog series, we are introducing the new 2014-15 faculty!

The level of experience, passion, diversity and dedication that the Academy at the Lakes faculty brings into the lives of our children every day is nothing short of astounding.

The new educators that will be joining our community for the 2014-2015 school year are a hand-selected group of incredible individuals who are just as excited to join us as we are to have them.

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

Posted on: June 26th, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

Making Sins Beautiful: An Exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins Through Art

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

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In February of 2011, Chelsea Wang came to Academy at the Lakes from China. With family residing here in New Tampa and after viewing the video on the school website, she decided this was the right place for her. Chelsea was immediately attracted to the beautiful scenery and the unique architecture of McCormick Hall.

Following her passion, she has taken Studio Art all four years she has been at Academy. “At first, I was not very good,” Chelsea recalls. “In the beginning I drew badly, like a little kid. The next year I was able to work with Becky yu and Daniella Zacarias (former Academy students). They helped me, and I found out I had talent.”

Cabaret Night: How Academy Integrates Our Core Curriculum Into Chorus

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All singers in Boys’ and Girls’ Chorus participate in a very special end of the year event called Cabaret Night in which the Academy gym is transformed into a dinner theatre atmosphere with tables, elegant décor, spotlights and light refreshments.

“Initially, Cabaret Night took the form of a recital where we had audience members in rows and students performed on stage. The last two years, it has finally developed into the concert event I envisioned years ago, a ‘dinner theatre’ type atmosphere.” Katie explained, “I am thankful to Ms. Michele Cozzolino’s (Academy parent) event planning and Ms. Dorie Burnham’s (Academy’s Business Manager) logistical geniuses for helping me achieve this vision!”

Mud Run 2014

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

Photos and captions by Kendra Falby ’21, Reporter for a Day On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the 7th – 12th  graders ran in the mud run and it was at the McManus  Campus. They were running because they were trying to raise money for our school, but you can only run if you got pledges […]