March 2016

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ap capstone
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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Teacher Feature Mrs. Debbie Pitcairn
Mrs. Debbie Pitcairn, Director of College Counseling and Registrar, is known for her expert guidance when it comes to the college admissions process. She has been sharing this knowledge and helping students find their perfect college fit for six years. “I’m in charge of scheduling all of our students,” said Mrs. Pitcairn. “When I’m doing...
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For the first time, students in Mrs. Kelly Rodowsky’s Modern World History Honors classes and Mr. Shawn Moore’s United States History Honors courses participated in National History Day. Students participated in one of five categories: exhibit, documentary, website, performance, or research paper. As explained on nhd.org: “Every year National History Day frames students’ research within...
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Academy Seniors at the annual Signing Ceremony in which they register to vote.
Words by Mark Heller, Head of School The greatest disappointment I have felt from the Presidential Campaign of 2016 is that it is a campaign our children are witnessing, experiencing, and processing. They are seeing what passes for “debates,” they are clearly perceiving the climate, and they are likely concluding that because this is the...
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The AP Capstone Program Focuses on Inquiry, Research, and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success 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...
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Spring Themed Activities
The first day of spring is just a few days away and here in Tampa Bay the weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and in Academy at the Lakes’ student garden, vegetables are thriving. Spring brings along with it beautiful pops of color and themes that are fun to incorporate into educational activities and...
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Original Article by: Andy Villamarzo Darin Kilfoyl, Academy at the Lakes SPORT: Baseball WHY WE CHOSE HIM: The senior threw a complete-game shutout and struck out 19 in the Wildcats’ 7-0 win over Lakeland Victory Christian. Kilfoyl was one strikeout shy of tying the Pasco County record of 20, held by Patrick Schuster (Mitchell) and...
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On Tuesday, March 1, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Instructor Mr. Joel Williams attended an event hosted by the University of South Florida’s Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Students and Her Majesty’s Consul General of the United Kingdom in Miami, Fla. entitled “Five Years After the Arab Spring: US-UK Policy, Threats, Challenges and Opportunities...
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Academy Golfer, David Singh ’17, recently appeared on the Golf Channel instructional series, The School of Golf. David, developed his passion for golf when he became a member of the First Tee. The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its values to young people. The Golf Channel...
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Original article by Joey Knight, Times Staff Writer ODDS AND ENDS: Spring football practice begins at USF three weeks from today. … Sophomore 1B Lauren Evans, an Academy at the Lakes alumnus, was named AAC softball player of the week after finishing a triple shy of the cycle in Sunday’s 6-0 romp of Kansas. In...
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