Teacher Feature: Introducing Our New Faculty

Posted on: November 7th, 2016

We sat down with our new 2016-17 faculty and found out why they chose Academy at the Lakes, what their favorite moments have been so far, and an interesting fact about each. Which new Academy faculty member kissed Tyra Banks? Was featured in a music video? Had rainbow-colored hair? Watch the videos below to find […]

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Here’s What Our Teachers Did This Summer

Posted on: August 18th, 2016

Before school let out for the summer, a few of the faculty members answered the pressing question: “What exactly do you do over the summer?” Now, as we enter the new school year, we caught up with a few of our teachers to find out exactly how they ended up spending their time these last […]

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Beyond the Classroom: 5th & 6th Graders Visit Tallahassee

Posted on: April 15th, 2015

Each year, Middle Division students travel together on multi-day, overnight trips. These trips relate to students’ course of study, expose them to the life skills involved in travel, and give them the opportunity to bond with their peers in an out-of-school setting. On March 31-April 2, 5th and 6th graders visited Florida’s state capital, Tallahassee. […]

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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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Academy Difference: Advisory Program

Posted on: October 27th, 2014

Academy Difference: Advisory Program

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 smiles on campus by writing letters during advisory and delivering them to their respective buddies.

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Student Retreats Nurture Academy Community

Posted on: September 4th, 2014


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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Teacher Feature: Meet Our New Faculty

Posted on: August 14th, 2014

In this very special edition of our Teacher Feature blog series, we are introducing the new 2014-15 faculty!

The level of experience, passion, diversity and dedication that the Academy at the Lakes faculty brings into the lives of our children every day is nothing short of astounding.

The new educators that will be joining our community for the 2014-2015 school year are a hand-selected group of incredible individuals who are just as excited to join us as we are to have them.

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Fourth Graders Discover McCormick Campus

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

  Fourth Grade students and their parents “crossed the street” yesterday to “discover” their next step… 5th Grade. Fourth Graders were welcomed 5th Grade students and teachers for a fun scavenger hunt that took them to the S.T.E.M. Lab, McCormick Hall, the gym, and the music studio and art studio. Meanwhile, parents enjoyed the beautiful […]

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Mr. Burnley Interviewed by Tampa Bay Business Journal

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

In a quick one minute segment filmed at the BarCamp 2013 outreach event on Saturday at USF, Mr. Burnley talked briefly about the future of technology’s workforce and how the Academy is contributing to it.

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Mr. Gibson Auditions for Jeopardy!

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

Mr. Gibson recently auditioned for Jeopardy and was asked to be ready to hear from the studio anytime in the next 18 months to be on the show.

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