STEM

Academy at the Lakes’ 2018-2019 Competition Wrap up

Posted on: May 28th, 2019

Throughout each school year, Academy students have the opportunity to participate in many county, state, and national competitions. The 2018-2019 school year was no exception, and our students truly hit it out of the park with their success in competitions in categories from science to history. Here are our competition results: Science Fair 12 Academy […]


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Brad Rothbaum ’23 is on His Way to the National Invention Convention

Posted on: May 6th, 2019

This year, our 8th Grade students had the choice to participate in Invention Convention to pursue their ideas and bring them to fruition through an in-depth project. Brad Rothbaum ’23 accepted the Science Department’s invitation to continue his work beyond our school event and participate in the Florida Invention Convention. Brad dedicated many hours working […]


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8th, 9th, and 10th Grade Science Fair Finalists Announced

Posted on: December 10th, 2018

Invention Convention These students will head to the Florida Invention Convention in early 2019. Brad Rothbaum ’23 with his app, Speak Up, allows patients to communicate with their caregivers when they are not feeling well enough to speak. Ian Dempsey ’23 with his Rotating Pot Stand allows plants to get balanced amounts of light on all […]


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Middle Division Students are Victorious at the Florida Invention Convention

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

On Saturday, May 5 we had five 5th Graders, nine 6th Graders, and one 8th Grader participate in the Florida Invention Convention in St. Petersburg. These 15 students elected to continue their work from our school Invention Convention and were able to participate in this statewide contest. For the past month, they worked to prepare their […]


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11th Grader Roshan Warman Accepted into Prestigious MIT Summer Program

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

Roshan Warman ’19 has been accepted into the highly selective, prestigious Research Science Institute (RSI) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this summer. The 6-week program, which accepts only 80 of the world’s most accomplished high school students, begins on June 24 and runs through August 4. These candidates will participate in on-campus course work […]


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Nine out of Ten Academy Students Take First Place at Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Posted on: February 14th, 2018

 (Not pictured Anmol Warman and Samantha Lichter) On Saturday, Feb. 10, ten students represented Academy at the Lakes at the Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The students presented the results of their scientific studies to a panel of judges.  The recognition for their projects was amazing. Out of the ten students who attended the […]


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Academy at the Lakes 2017 Science Fair and Invention Convention Results

Posted on: December 6th, 2017

Months of hard work by 8th – 10th Grade students and faculty culminated on Tuesday, Dec. 5 with the Academy Science Fair that took place in the Gym. 4th Graders traveled to McCormick campus to view the projects and speak to the Middle and Upper Division students. Judges rotated the room and interviewed students before […]


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Upper Division Forensic Science Class Visits Pasco County Sheriff’s Forensic Services

Posted on: September 13th, 2017

In Dr. Kirk Downing’s Upper Division Forensic Science class students in grades 10-12 took a field trip to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office where they toured the Forensic Services Section after learning about observation skills, eyewitness testimony, evidence collection, and chain of custody in class earlier in the year. During the visit, students learned how […]


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Total Solar Eclipse Used as a Learning Tool Across All Grade Levels at Academy

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017

McCormick Campus Eclipse 2017 from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo.   On Monday, Aug. 21 students in grades PreK3 – 12th Grade were given solar eclipse glasses and participated in various age-appropriate activities throughout the day. Lower Division students took turns viewing the eclipse outside while Upper and Middle Division students gathered in the […]


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5th Graders Earn Honors at Pasco County STEM Fair

Posted on: May 4th, 2017

Photo Credit: The Castillo Family A science fair project is the perfect union of our Academy at the Lakes Curriculum and Core Values. From Critical Thinking and Communication to Balance and Distinction, these projects challenge our students to grow in many ways and help them develop into confident, skilled, and thoughtful science-minded leaders of tomorrow. […]


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