Posts Tagged ‘Upper Division’

Prepping for the SAT & ACT

Posted on: November 15th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

Prepping for the SAT & ACT | Academy at the Lakes

How important is The Test?
This is a good question.

Most colleges and universities list a student’s transcript, the record of their classes and grades, as the most important part of an application.  The rigor of the curriculum chosen and your performance over time in these courses give the best picture of how you function as a student and how successful you are likely to be in college.

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,

Senior Kelley Englund and Junior Vijay Prasad have come a long way since the days of sporting their fluorescent green, vinyl safety patrol belts. These days the two Upper Division students don the title of Lead Student Ambassadors at Academy at the Lakes. Keeping in tune with Academy’s welcoming and warm culture, the Student Ambassador […]

Student Showcase: 1000 Paper Cranes

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,

1000 Paper Cranes

One 6×6 inch piece of paper plus 20 intricate folds equals one origami paper crane. In Japanese legends, cranes are powerful creatures that are respected for their ability to bring luck and grant wishes. The legend states that when one thousand cranes are created, the crane will grant a wish or eternal luck. Art students in grades 5-12 worked for two weeks to create one thousand paper cranes. Afterward, the students combined the cranes into garlands. Finally, the installation art piece was complete and ready for its theatrical debut.

Photo Bomb: Halloween at Academy

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Halloween festivities were in full swing last Friday at Academy at the Lakes. Students, teacher and faculty dressed up for the day’s activities.

Lower Division students came across the street to McCormick Campus and went trick-or-treating on Middle and Upper Division.

Political Expert Addresses Middle and Upper Division Students

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 Tags: , ,

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 […]

Student Showcase: The Greek Gossip

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

AATL Student Showcase

The Greek Gossip
Mrs. Rodowsky
Modern World History, 9th Grade

Academy Celebrates Founder’s Day & New Renovations

  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 […]

Photo Bomb: Peruvian Amazon Trip

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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).

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!