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Nine out of Ten Academy Students Take First Place at Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Posted on: February 14th, 2018

 (Not pictured Anmol Warman and Samantha Lichter) On Saturday, Feb. 10, ten students represented Academy at the Lakes at the Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The students presented the results of their scientific studies to a panel of judges.  The recognition for their projects was amazing. Out of the ten students who attended the […]

AATL softball standout named best 2019 recruit

Posted on: February 9th, 2018

Original Article by Kevin Weiss, Lutz/Laker News Academy at the Lakes softball pitching sensation Alexis Kilfoyl has been named the top prospect for the 2019 recruiting class, according to one website. recently ranked Kilfoyl the No. 1 player in its “2019 Hot 100” rankings. In its player evaluation of Kilfoyl, the website wrote the […]

Lower Division Celebrates 100th Day of School

Posted on: February 8th, 2018

100th Day of School & PJ and Hot Cocoa Day from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo. Lower Division students celebrated the 100th Day of School on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in conjunction with PJ and Hot Cocoa Day: an event in which special guests vision PreK3-Grade 4 classrooms to read stories. Students donated $1 to […]

Lower Division Students Earn Radiant Peace Education Awards Honorable Mention

Posted on: January 31st, 2018

Each year, Lower Division students from Academy at the Lakes participate in the Radiant Peace Education Awards, along with students in grades 1-4 from all around the nation. According to, “The Radiant Peace Education Awards program gives students an opportunity to express themselves about Radiant Peace in their own lives in essays, art, videos, […]

Academy Students Participate in National History Day

Posted on: January 31st, 2018

Academy at the Lakes honors students participated in National History Day on Tuesday, Jan. 30. According to, more than half a million middle and high school students participate in this event each year. “History Day gives students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of history while creating connections to the present day utilizing technology, […]

5th & 6th Graders Participate in Young Entrepreneur’s Day

Posted on: January 16th, 2018

The 5th and 6th Grade Suite prepared students for their field trip to Junior Achievement’s economic educational experience, JA BizTown, by holding a Young Entrepreneur’s Day in the Suite, to simulate the “BizTown” experience. Students have been working on the pre-visit curriculum program which includes financial literacy, economics, rights and responsibilities of citizens, advertising, and […]

Academy Graduates Return to Alma Mater for Annual Alumni Panel

Posted on: January 5th, 2018

On Thursday, Jan. 4, eight Academy graduates sat before the Class of 2018, giving crucial insider advice, sharing experiences, and answering questions about a range of topics from mental and physical health to social issues to safety to academics. Academy graduates shared the differences and the similarities between their high school experiences versus their college […]

Ms. Nadow’s Language Arts Class Explore Shakespeare Through Shakespeare Stations

Posted on: January 4th, 2018

7th Grade Academy at the Lakes students were introduced to the world and times of William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Era in Language Arts class with Ms. Nadow the first day back from Winter Break as they prepared to begin studying his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students rotated through 20 different activity stations which […]

Tampa Bay Times’ all-North Suncoast volleyball teams

Posted on: December 27th, 2017

Original Article by Rodney Page Second team S Hanley Riggs, Jr., Academy at the Lakes Honorable mention Academy at the Lakes: Elizabeth Hannah, Lexi Kilfoyl See the full list here.

Friday Night Fanfare

Posted on: December 20th, 2017

Come cheer on our basketball teams and see what our Wildcat spirit is all about at our 5th Annual Friday Night Fanfare beginning at 5pm. Festivities include food trucks, face painting, sign making, a performance by our Pep Band, an appearance from our mascot, and more! Free BLUE NATION T-shirts will be given out at […]