Upper Division

Ms. Gates and Upper Division Art Classes Spread Color and Joy with #AATLRocks

Posted on: October 25th, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 25 Ms. Sarah Gates and her Upper Division art students hid rocks throughout both campuses as part of an #AATLRocks campaign inspired by the Wesley Chapel Rocks Facebook group. Students painted rocks with colorful imagery and inspiring messages with the intention of spreading joy and color throughout both campuses and the community. […]


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2017-18 Lower Division Giraffe Club Officers Elected

Posted on: October 20th, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4th Graders interested in becoming part of the Giraffe club gave speeches to the entire Lower Division during Morning Assembly. Giraffe club Speeches 2017-18 from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo. These speeches are just one of many opportunities Lower Division students have to practice their public speaking skills as part […]


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Upper Division Students Participate in Dale Carnegie Presentation

Posted on: September 26th, 2017

Academy’s Day of Manners was on Monday, Sept. 25. On this special day, Upper Division students had the opportunity to take part in an interactive presentation by Patricia Wing with worldwide training company Dale Carnegie. The presentation, Generation.Next: Developing skills that Last a Lifetime, covered valuable topics such as engagement, communications, creating win-win situations, and […]


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Jack Passero ’18 Named Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017

Jack Passero ’18 has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to Passero on Friday, Sept. 22. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic. […]


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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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Upper Division 2016-17 Honors, Awards, and Recognition Wrap-up

Posted on: May 31st, 2017

On Saturday, May 20 Academy at the Lakes held the Upper Division Commencement Ceremony in the Gym. The following is a list of honors, awards, and recognitions made at the event. Class of 2017 Academic Awards Commendation 3.0 – 3.49 GPA, with no C’s Quitong Lyu Neha Gupta Ryan O’Malley Honor Roll 3.5 – 3.99 […]


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Teaching Financial Literacy to Teenagers

Posted on: April 13th, 2017

It’s tax season and while most adults are struggling to file their taxes, students in Mrs. Kelly Rodowsky’s Economics and Mr. Hagenau’s Personal Finance classes are already prepared for the day they will have to make big financial decisions and file taxes of their own. Adulting 101 is a project completed by all juniors and […]


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Academy Students Advance to National History Day State Competition

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

On Saturday, March 4 the winners of Academy’s History Day school competition moved onto the 10th Annual Pasco County Schools District Final History Fair at Wiregrass Ranch High School. Students from throughout the county earned the opportunity to present their projects relating to the theme “Taking a Stand in History,” in one of the following […]


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Darin Kilfoyl ’17, St. John’s River State College Commit, Pitches No-Hitter

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Darin Kilfoyl ’17 pitched one of the best high school baseball games Coach John DiBenedetto had ever seen. On Monday, March 6 Darin pitched a no-hitter versus Keswick Christian, throwing 7 innings with 15 strikeouts for a 1-0 AATL win. He will continue his stellar baseball career next year at St. John’s River State College […]


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