Upper Division

2016 Public Speaking Competition Winners Announced

Posted on: February 5th, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 1, Academy at the Lakes held its annual grade-level Public Speaking Competition to determine each grade-level representative for the Public Speaking Assembly to be held in the Academy Gym on Monday, Feb. 8. The annual Public Speaking Competition is an integral part of Academy at the Lakes’ curriculum as we seek to […]


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Girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes beats Plant in tourney final

Posted on: December 30th, 2015

Original Article by: By Darek Sharp, Times Correspondent TAMPA — What was already a thoroughly entertaining and dramatic Jaguar Holiday Tournament final looked headed for extra minutes Wednesday. But in the hysteria that followed Plant’s Sydney Johnson’s steal and tying basket with five seconds left in regulation, the Panthers fouled Audra Leipold. “Did you see […]


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Girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes takes control down the stretch

Posted on: December 14th, 2015

Original Article by: Darek Sharp, Times Correspondent TAMPA — Academy at the Lakes really needed the halftime break Friday. Not only did the Wildcats bring just six players to face Academy of the Holy Names, the Wildcats were completely out of sorts. But the Lakes team that has become the custom over the last several […]


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EXPERIENCE OVER EXPLANATION: HOW OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COURSE NURTURES STUDENT GROWTH

Posted on: December 7th, 2015

Academy at the Lakes’ successful science department has even more to brag about with the addition of its Environmental Science course led by science teacher Ms. Sheri Mahoney. The course is a field-based class designed to engage students in an in-depth study of ecology with a focus on the human impact on the environment. Academy’s […]


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Academy Students Advance to Regional Science Fair Competition

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Academy Gym buzzed with discovery and anticipation as 8th through 12th graders presented their Science Fair projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Focusing on the critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills that are essential to AATL’s core curriculum, students chose a topic of interest for their Science […]


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Student Showcase: Honoring Our Veterans through Art

Posted on: November 13th, 2015

AATL Student Showcase

Veterans’ Day Printmaking Project
Instructor: Mrs. Sarah Gates
Class: Upper Division Studio Art


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HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball players to watch

Posted on: November 12th, 2015

Original article by Kelly Parsons and Rodney Page, Times Staff Writers … Imani Thomas, Jr., F, Academy at the Lakes: There are several talented players for the Wildcats, but Thomas may be the most well-rounded. She averaged 15.1 points and 13.3 rebounds as a sophomore in 28 games. Read more


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Tampa CEO Reinforces Academy’s 6C’s Key to Future Success

Posted on: November 9th, 2015

Upper Division students had a unique opportunity on Monday, Nov. 9, to hear from one of Tampa’s most successful businessmen, Santosh Govindaraju, CEO of Convergent Capital Partners. Govindaraju discussed “soft skills for success” with students, including lessons he has learned from his own college and business experiences. Advice included being an active and aggressive listener; […]


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Academy at the Lakes reaches new highs in volleyball

Posted on: October 9th, 2015

Original Article posted on The Laker/Lutz News  Written by Michael Murillo   When Academy at the Lakes volleyball coach Brian Gonzales came to the school four years ago, he had never suffered a losing season coaching at any school or club level. The Wildcats, on the other hand, never had much success on the court. […]


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HomeTeam 25: Volleyball rankings, Week 4

Posted on: September 16th, 2015

Original Article by: Kelly Parsons and Rodney Page via Tampabay.com … 12. Academy at the Lakes (10-2) This week: Tuesday vs. Citrus Park Christian, Wednesday vs. Universal Academy, Thursday vs. Foundation Christian Scoop: The Wildcats dropped their first two matches of the season last weekend at the Bishop McLaughlin tournament, but they weren’t bad losses. […]


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