Academy at the Lakes Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Posted on: December 1st, 2015

Academy at the Lakes has joined #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), and after the widely recognized shopping events Black […]

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Ahmed, The Clock, and The Power of Community [Thoughts from the Head of School]

Posted on: November 4th, 2015

Words by Head of School Mark Heller “Cool clock, Ahmed!” were the words posted by the President of the United States. “Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” Unfortunately, Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old student who built the alarm clock […]

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Florida Hospital Announces Sports Medicine Partnership with Local Schools to Provide Injury Prevention and Sports Performance Programs

Posted on: August 18th, 2015

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY PRWEB ON BENZINGA Florida Hospital is launching a sports medicine program with local schools to provide a comprehensive array of sports medicine services for children and adults from injury prevention and sports performance programs to post injury services like outpatient rehab, noninvasive treatments and surgery. Florida Hospital will provide the schools with free […]

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Four Academy Juniors Participate in Leadership Conference

Posted on: February 4th, 2015

  Juniors Alex Baker, Gerald Beinhauer, Grace Faith, and Mikayla Owen attended the Young Leaders Conference (YLC) January 23-25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. The YLC is sponsored by the University of Florida Student Government. It is a three-day high school leadership conference organized and run entirely by UF students. This conference brings together the most […]

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Academy Students Receive Honorable Mention for Radiant Peace Art Contest

Posted on: January 28th, 2015

  In December 2014, 50 Academy at the Lakes students in grades 1 through 4 entered the Radiant Peace Art Contest. This contest was sponsored by the Radiant Peace Foundation International in St. Petersburg, Florida, a nonprofit educational organization. The Radiant Peace Foundation’s mission is to inspire, encourage, and promote Radiant Peace throughout the world. […]

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Promoting the Joy of Reading: Expanding the McCormick Campus Library

Posted on: January 15th, 2015

Promoting the Joy of Reading | Academy at the Lakes

The research paper.

One of my favorite high school memories.

While many will assume that my current vocation, as high school English teacher prompts this sentiment, the many are wrong.

Like others, I loathed the three by five notecards, the tedious bibliographies, and the endless revisions. However, I loved where the process brought me – the library, and this is where the fond memories come in.

With only a roll of dimes for the copy machine, my friends and I headed to our local college library to write our masterpieces. We arrived at our destination sans cell phones, sans laptops, and sans parents.

I cannot tell you one topic I researched; however, I can recall every detail of those Sundays spent in the library – the persnickety librarian, the endless shelves of books, and the laughter with my friends.

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Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Posted on: November 10th, 2014

Senior Kelley Englund and Junior Vijay Prasad have come a long way since the days of sporting their fluorescent green, vinyl safety patrol belts. These days the two Upper Division students don the title of Lead Student Ambassadors at Academy at the Lakes. Keeping in tune with Academy’s welcoming and warm culture, the Student Ambassador […]

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Photo Bomb: Halloween at Academy

Posted on: November 5th, 2014


Halloween festivities were in full swing last Friday at Academy at the Lakes. Students, teacher and faculty dressed up for the day’s activities.

Lower Division students came across the street to McCormick Campus and went trick-or-treating on Middle and Upper Division.

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Lion’s Club Peace Poster Winners Announced

Posted on: October 29th, 2014

  Students in Ms. Gates’s Middle Division Art class created posters for the Lions Club Peace Poster International Contest.  The theme for this year’s competition was “Peace, Love, and Understanding.”  Each student’s poster reflected their own idea about what the theme meant to them.  Earth, peace signs, united hands and puzzle pieces were just some […]

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Political Expert Addresses Middle and Upper Division Students

Posted on: October 29th, 2014

On Oct. 28 during a special assembly, Dr. Susan MacManus, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida, addressed 5th through 12th grade students regarding Florida politics and the upcoming election. MacManus is considered to be one of the foremost experts on Florida politics and […]

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