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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 […]

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


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