Upper Division

Student Guest Post: Preschool and Elementary Students Give Graduation Advice

Posted on: May 19th, 2016

As a graduating senior and known existentialist, I have often wondered what I should do with my life. How could I make my mark on the world, be happy, and leave a legacy? Months of deliberation have lead me to one final conclusion: I have absolutely no idea.

Not a clue in the slightest, so I decided to ask the Lower Division kids what I should do after I graduate, and these are the results.


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Academy Athlete Invited to Compete in International Sports Festival

Posted on: April 18th, 2016

Seth Oliver ’17 has been invited to participate in the USA Junior Nationals International Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, July 12-15. Seth was invited to compete in the International Sports Festival based on his outstanding performance in the recent USA Junior Nationals all-state high school basketball competition in Winter Park, Fla. This is a unique […]


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District preview: Area softball in midst of strong youth movement

Posted on: April 11th, 2016

Original Article by Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer …The proliferation of underclassmen is not limited to freshmen. The sophomore class is stellar, too. Springstead’s Paige Pfent, a North Florida commit, leads the area in home runs with nine and has helped the Eagles win 18 straight, currently the longest streak in Tampa Bay. Sickles’ leadoff […]


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Tampa Bay Times’ All-Tampa Bay girls basketball teams

Posted on: April 4th, 2016

Original Article By Kelly Parsons and Rodney Page, Times Staff Writers North Suncoast Player of the Year G Audra Leipold, So., Academy at the Lakes Leipold is what is known as a “gym rat.” She’s the kind of player who gets to practice before her teammates and stays after they are long gone. She plays […]


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Academy continues Advanced Placement Excellence through AP Capstone Program

Posted on: March 24th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes is one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™ — an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program includes a two-course sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to […]


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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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