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Student Showcase: Kite Runner Presentation

Posted on: February 28th, 2015 Tags: , ,

AATL Student Showcase

Teaching seniors can be challenging, because they seem to have one foot in the door and one foot out. Indeed, most of them feel that they are more than ready to move on and begin college.

To keep her students engaged, Mrs. Susan Zalac turned the tables and had her seniors do the teaching.  Zalac’s students, in both English IV Honors and AP Literature and Composition, read the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.  Once they completed the novel, students chose a theme to research and present in an informative and creative fashion.

The Academy Difference: College Counseling Program

The Academy Difference

If you take a look at this map, it is easy to see that the diversity of the colleges our alumni attend is just as well-rounded as our students themselves.

“It is our goal to help each student find the best ‘fit’ for college, academically, socially, and financially,” College Counseling Director Mrs. Deborah Pitcairn explained.

Science Olympiad Teams Qualify for States

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,

  Although our Science Olympiad teams were missing 6 members on February 7 (four students were attending the Regional Science Fair, and two were taking the ACT), both the Middle and Upper Division teams will be moving on to states. This is the third straight year Academy has been represented at the State Competition. The […]

Four Academy Juniors Participate in Leadership Conference

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

  Juniors Alex Baker, Gerald Beinhauer, Grace Faith, and Mikayla Owen attended the Young Leaders Conference (YLC) January 23-25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. The YLC is sponsored by the University of Florida Student Government. It is a three-day high school leadership conference organized and run entirely by UF students. This conference brings together the most […]

Student Showcase: Original ‘I Have a Dream’ Speeches

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 Tags: , , ,

AATL Student Showcase

After studying Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, Mrs. Kimberly Vreeland’s English I Honors students wrote original I Have a Dream speeches and delivered them to their peers. Students embraced Academy’s core curriculum in their creative topics and enthusiastic presentations.

Promoting the Joy of Reading: Expanding the McCormick Campus Library

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Promoting the Joy of Reading | Academy at the Lakes

The research paper.

One of my favorite high school memories.

While many will assume that my current vocation, as high school English teacher prompts this sentiment, the many are wrong.

Like others, I loathed the three by five notecards, the tedious bibliographies, and the endless revisions. However, I loved where the process brought me – the library, and this is where the fond memories come in.

With only a roll of dimes for the copy machine, my friends and I headed to our local college library to write our masterpieces. We arrived at our destination sans cell phones, sans laptops, and sans parents.

I cannot tell you one topic I researched; however, I can recall every detail of those Sundays spent in the library – the persnickety librarian, the endless shelves of books, and the laughter with my friends.

Drop the Octave Visits Academy at the Lakes

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,

  Drop the Octave, an all-male a capella group, featuring alumnus Jason Pitcairn ’11, from Gettysburg College visited both campuses on Wednesday, January 14 performing for Middle and Upper Divisions in the Gym and 2nd through 4th Grade on the Reinhart Family Deck. The charismatic group performed a range of songs from Meghan Trainor’s All […]

Students Open Time Capsule Letters After 5 Years

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,

  Five years ago, members of the Class of 2015 wrote themselves letters as seventh graders in Ms. Aimee Nadow’s language arts class. These letters were kept safe throughout the rest of middle school and four high school years until these very same students reached the year of their high school graduation. On Jan. 6, […]

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 […]