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Academy Students Named Finalists for National Invention Competition!

Words by Brad Shellgren, Marketing and Communications Associate Damaged delivery packages could be a thing of the past if 8th graders Shiven Patel and Darren Lau have their say. The two Academy students have been working for the better part of the school year designing a package that could withstand the...
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Inspiration Personified!

Words by Brad Shellgren, Marketing and Communications Associate Last October, Sean Emmons ‘22 delivered a Senior Speech that will not be soon forgotten.  It was a speech that centered around Sean’s stutter which he developed at an early age. During that Senior Speech, Sean talked about how he was able...
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softball district champs with trophy

District Champs!

Words by Brad Shellgren, Marketing and Communications Associate For the second straight year, the Academy softball team is district champions.  The Wildcats beat Seffner Christian Academy, 6-0 to claim the title. Molly Blackwood ‘24 sparked the win with a 3-run home run.  The Wildcats will face Seacrest Country...
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Academy students shine at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair

Words by Brad Shellgren While most of their peers were traveling the country, sunning at the beach and enjoying all that spring break has to offer, a few Academy students were shining at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. Bryce Picard ‘26, Will Hutchinson...
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Odyssey of the Mind team dazzles at the State Championships!

Words by: Rachel Klaeren, Upper Division Science On Saturday, February 26th, Academy at the Lakes sent two Upper Division teams to compete at the Gulf Coast Regional Odyssey of the Mind competition. The two teams competed in separate problems, Problem 2, a technical challenge, and...
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College Early Acceptance News

By Deborah Pitcairn, Director of College Counseling As 2022 begins, our current seniors’ minds turn toward the future and where they will go next year. Early acceptances have come in for a number of students in the Class of 2022, and it promises to be...
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Welcome Letter from Anisa ’22

Dear New Wildcat Families and Students, New schools, new journeys, and new beginnings can be terrifying. It is human nature to fear the unknown and the unexpected. As an Academy at the Lakes student who is currently entering her fourteenth and final year, I hope...
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Video: Welcome Letter from Vishnu ’22

Dear Fellow Wildcats, Welcome to Academy at the Lakes! I am excited and grateful to welcome you into our community. No doubt entering a new community can be challenging; I remember how nervous I was. However, having been through this transition, I can confidently tell...
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Meet our lifers

Meet Our Class of 2021 Lifers

Words by Kim Vreeland Lifelong friendships, cherished memories, and unparalleled academics are recurring experiences that our 13 Academy lifers in the Class of ‘21 have in common. From deep friendships that began on the Lower Division playground to Upper Division educational trips to the Amazon,...
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Let's dance!Our 2nd-4th graders were privileged to have two members of the Tampa City Ballet come to campus and showcase their talents. The students also asked questions and were taught basic ballet positions and movements. Great opportunities await!#ballet #nutcracker #balletdancer #balletposition #opportunity #learning ... See MoreSee Less
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Science is magic that works!Our 8th graders put their ideas to the test at this year's Science Fair. From lie detectors to dietary habits, the projects were interesting and revealing. Great job, everyone! #science #sciencefairproject #scienceclass #hypothesis #theory #variables ... See MoreSee Less
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In harmony!Academy's boys chorus helped usher in the holiday season with a performance at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at @ahcenterice. The fellas did not disappoint, entertain the crowd with both Christmas classics and other hits. Thanks for allowing our young men to showcase their talents and highlight our amazing school. Happy holidays! #boyschoir #chorus #holidaysongs #acapella #happyholidays ... See MoreSee Less
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What the Dickens!Our 3rd grade students were "guests" at the Dickens’ home as Charles Dickens and his sister, Fan, acted out their own “Amateur Theatrical” version of Scrooge’s story. The 2 actor-duo of the professional Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth used only their imaginations & props (items) from the drawing room to create and perform 15 characters from the classic story! There was audience participation throughout the performance as students were drawn into the story. After the performance, students engaged in a brief Q&A with the actors and received advise and inspiration! #greatopportunity #coolschool #charlesdickens #achristmascarol #atlanticcoasttheatre #acting #theater #fieldtrips ... See MoreSee Less
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On Air!Our Sports Broadcasting students had the amazing opportunity to tour the @10tampabay studios and watch a live newscast. Thanks to the on-air weather talent for explaining their jobs and being so generous with their time. We learned so much. A special, special shoutout goes to news anchor and Academy mom @courtrobinson for taking over the tour and allowing us to watch her anchor the 12pm newscast! #sportsbroadcaster #tvnews #Wtsp #10TampaBay #newscast #onairpersonality #onair #tvjournalism ... See MoreSee Less
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