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House Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year for Academy at the Lakes students. This tradition began 14 years ago and has evolved into the fun-filled, Academy community event that it is today. This year is even more special than the rest. Six of our graduating seniors were a part of the...
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the power of participation
From 3-year-olds in preschool to students of voting age, our instructors have been using this year’s presidential election as an educational experience for their students. In creative, thought-provoking, and non-partisan ways, they are helping to set the foundation of an informed group of citizens that will one day be responsible for the future of our...
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the academy difference
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...
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If you take a look at this map, it is easy to see that the diversity of the colleges our alumni attend is just as well-rounded as our students themselves. “It is our goal to help each student find the best ‘fit’ for college, academically, socially, and financially,” College Counseling Director Mrs. Deborah Pitcairn explained.
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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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Hundreds of good old-fashioned, hand-written letters, the kind requiring pen to paper, are en route to Class of 2014 Academy graduates. The letters, written by Upper Division students, will land in New York and Chicago and as far as California. And while those letters are bringing smiles to our alumni, current Wildcats are also spreading...
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Academy’s retreats began in 1995 and have continued every fall with retreats tailored for the Middle and Upper Divisions. The goals are the same - to set the school culture: a community. Students bond and form friendships. New students and faculty learn about Academy’s culture; returning students and faculty are renewed by it.
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Kestrel. Nighthawk. Osprey. Peregrine. Ask any Academy at the Lakes community member, and they will quickly identify these Florida birds of prey as the school’s four “Houses.” But did you know that Academy’s Houses could just as easily have been named Feta, Gorgonzola, Muenster and Gouda? Cheesy, yes. But it’s also true. Of course, the...
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For the first year in Academy at the Lakes’ history, the school is offering an exclusive Introduction to Medicine Seminar for Upper Division (High School) students considering a career in medicine. In this unique course, students have the opportunity for hands-on, medical training similar to what they would experience in a college or post-college course....
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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...
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