On Oct. 28 during a special assembly, Dr. Susan MacManus, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida, addressed 5th through 12th grade students regarding Florida politics and the upcoming election. MacManus is considered to be one of the foremost experts on Florida politics and […]
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On October 9, the school continued its tradition of celebrating Academy’s founding year (1992) and honoring long-time employees at an annual assembly. Recognized during the assembly were all employees who have worked at the school 10 or more years. This year, there were four new members joining the 10 and 20 year ranks: Penny […]
For six Academy at the Lakes’ students, summer vacation included the adventure of a lifetime.
The students, ranging from Grades 5 through 10, traveled with their families as part of Academy at the Lakes’ Amazonia Expedition group, spending eight days deep in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. Amazonia Expeditions is owned and operated by Academy parents of alumni Paul and Dolly Beaver (daughter, Stephanie ’14).
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.