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Campus visits are an important part of the private school admissions process. Touring a school allows you to witness the teachers in action, check out the campus, get a feel for the community, talk to students and teachers, and ask some important questions. Below are some tour tips that can help you get the most...
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Questions to Ask Your Child’s Early Childhood Teacher
For many children, the new school year has just begun. As parents of young children entering their first few years of school, you may have many questions for your child’s new teacher. In some cases, though, you may not even know where to begin! Below we have shared a list of questions you may want...
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bullying and teasing
Words by: Dr. Jason Dobrow, Guidance Counselor Dr. Jason Dobrow is the Guidance Counselor at Academy at the Lakes. He is a native of Denver, Colorado and possesses degrees from Arizona State University, University of Colorado at Denver, and the University of South Florida. Jason lives in Tampa with his wife Jacqui, daughter Leila, dog,...
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Top 10 Assumptions You Make About Your Teenager and Why You May Be Wrong
Not all parents are convinced their teenager needs to develop these skills to a higher level early in life. Here is an original list of what parents have told me over the years. Top 10 Assumptions Good Parents Make with Their Teenagers
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Book Recommendations that Inspire Dedication and Hard Work
Words by Mrs. Debbie Szarko, Lower Division Librarian  An Introduction I started working at Academy at the Lakes during the second year of its inception. After working for five years, I decided to start a family. So, I took a hiatus for a while to do the very important job of raising children. I never...
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How to choose the best college for you
Who better to give college search advice than those who have recently been through the decision-making process? In our Alumni Facebook group, we asked our alumni for their tips and advice they would give current high school students that are beginning the college search process. Below are the answers and personal experiences from our alumni....
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care package ideas your college student will love
With our Alumni Care Package Party just around the corner and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for our alumni parents and friends to pack their boxes with items their college student will love. So, we took to our AATL Alumni Facebook Group to find out from the source. What would our...
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Top 5 Tips for Transfer Students
Words by Kenny Quayle ’16, Marketing Intern and Alumnus   Be friendly The most important thing you can do as a new student at Academy is to be friendly. You don’t have to be overly so, and not everyone has to be your best friend or really has to even like you, but you should...
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