November 2014

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The Academy Difference blog series explores how our faculty integrates the 6 “Cs” of Academy at the Lakes’ Core Curriculum. Our faculty ensures “the success of each individual at school, in the community, and in the world,” by connecting every classroom experience with at least one of our 6 Cs.  To learn more, visit our website. Creative...
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On Saturday, Nov. 15, four Academy at the Lakes swimmers competed in the 1A State Swimming Championships in Stuart, Fla. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Abbey Duncan ’17, who claimed the state title in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.05. She also placed fifth in the 100 butterfly with a time...
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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...
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Where can you find a Florida Gator, an Auburn Tiger and a Georgia Bulldog all rooting for the same team?  Academy at the Lakes.  Academy’s faculty and staff have bragging […]
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  On Monday, Nov. 10, the Wildcats’ football team celebrated a tradition called “Last Hit” with its seniors, their family, friends, and many faculty and staff members. During Last Hit, the team’s coaches and underclassmen form a handshake line for the seniors. At the end of the line, each senior take one “Last Hit” at...
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Seven members of the Academy Swim Team competed in the Regional meet on Saturday, Nov. 8. The swimmers combined to finish seventh overall out of 24 girls teams. Abbey Duncan ’17 won the 1A Regional Swimming Championship in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke. She will move on to the State Championship meet in...
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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...
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One 6x6 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...
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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.
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  Nov. 1 was a tremendous Saturday for Academy swimmers. Despite some cold weather and nasty winds, several swimmers posted personal best times. Abbey Duncan ’17 claimed the District Championship in both the 100 back and the 100 fly. The girls’ team placed fourth overall, and Ethan Cisler ’21 had a terrific showing for the...
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