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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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Statement on “Critical Race Theory”

Statement on “Critical Race Theory”

Words by Mark Heller, Head of School   In recent days, the public square has brought a discussion of the concept of Critical Race Theory (an academic theory typically kept to post-graduate studies).  When issues like this arise in our highly-polarized media culture, I feel...
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For a Great Education: Balance

For a Great Education: Balance

Words by Mark Heller   As parents, we seek schools for our children that will best position them for a successful life’s journey.  I believe that the best schools are those that present excellent academic programs (as a given), but go beyond to provide each...
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Academy Graduate

Academy Teachers Inspire Discovery and Curiosity in Academy Graduate

Dillan Villavisanis ’14 shares his story and path to Medical School during Lunch n’ Learn with students Dillan Villavisanis ’14 credits Academy at the Lakes for his desire to push himself to be outside his comfort zone. Villavisanis is in his third year at the...
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Once in a lifetime...Academy families, two spots have opened up for the amazing opportunity to witness the Great Migration in Africa! The trip takes place March 24th through April 2nd. Get personally guided safari tours. Stay in amazing accommodations. See awesome animals in their natural habitat. If interested contact Colleen McCormick - cmccormick@academyatthelakes.org Please hurry - deadline is February 17th.#greatmigrationsafari #africansafari #africa #onceinalifetime ... See MoreSee Less
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Encore!No highlight reel could ever do the Lower Division's production of "The Lion King" justice, but here is a quick look back at the amazing job our young students accomplished in pulling off 3 spectacular musicals. We are very proud! #thelionking #musicaltheatre #hakunamatata ... See MoreSee Less
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Big men on campus!Congrats to senior football players Triston and Carter for playing in the Florida Suncoast All-Star Game on January 22. They are the first Academy players to get an invite to the game. Both were humbled and honored to participate. Well deserved! #highschoolfootball #AllStarGame #humbled #honored ... See MoreSee Less
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Team bonding!In a cool and unique gesture, Casey M. '26 decided to make portraits of the three seniors on the girls basketball team. Casey, who has been drawing for as long as she can remember, says she wanted to do something special for the seniors who mean a lot to her! Way to go, Casey! #highschoolbasketball #seniors #drawing ... See MoreSee Less
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What a night!Friday Night Fanfare did not disappoint. From fun and games to food trucks and face painting to basketball games, it was a fantastic time shared with the Academy community. Thanks to all those involved in making this special event happen! #fanfare #highschoolbasketball #foodtrucks #facepainting #cornhole #funandgames #coolschool ... See MoreSee Less
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