Our Mission

The mission of Crooms Academy of Information Technology is to provide innovative teaching and learning in a technology-enriched environment and to engage students in an academically challenging curriculum that prepares them for post-secondary education with industry-validated technology skills.

Vision Statement

To build a culture of excellence and success for every student.

Important Contacts

Administration
Demetria Faison
Principal
407-320-5701

Alisa Grace
Assistant Principal
407-320-5786

Dr. Tonya Manderville
Assistant Principal
407-320-5702

Student Services
407-320-5754

Dr. Barbara Ray
Media Specialist
407-320-5751

Cathy Alper
Career Specialist
407-320-5749


US News and World Report Best High Schools Silver 2015

Most Connecte Classroom 2011

Events

FSA ELA Reading Test Make Ups!
All 9th and 10th grade students participated in the FSA ELA Reading assessment April 10-14. If any student was absent during that time make ups will be conducted this week (April 17-21st).

FSA EOC Geometry (April 20-21)
Students your testing sites will be posted in the front office lobby, cafeteria and emailed to you on Tuesday (18th). Parents please review the parent letters found under announcements below and testing dates for all assessments for the remainder of the school year.


Upcoming Testing Dates:
April 10-11 -Grade 10 FSA ELA
April 12-13 -Grade 9 FSA ELA
April 20-21 -Geometry EOC
April 24-25 -Algebra 2 EOC
May 2 -US History EOC
May 3-4 -Algebra 1 EOC
May 9-10 -Biology EOC
Parents see below under announcements for parent letters.

Seniors

The time is now to complete your online application for The Bright Future’s Scholarship.  Log into: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/sawstua_uaform.asp to begin your application today! We still have 93 seniors out there who have yet to begin the process. Please talk to your student regardless of their current GPA, test scores, or intentions for college, to complete their application.
Free $$$
- Apply for available scholarships, which are posted on Family Connections & eCampus Student Services tab.  http://connection.naviance.com/caoitech User name is SCPS student email address and Password is student's date of birth YYYY/MM/DD

Seniors that are behind on credits and working on PLATO courses, due date for completion is May 1stno exceptions!

Important Senior Dates
April 22                    Prom
May 20                    Graduation
 
Carrabba's Dinner Night
Carrabba's Dinner Night Tickets are available on PaySchools now. Carrabba's will be on campus April 28th cooking and serving dinner from 4pm-6pm in the cafetorium. The following menu will be served: Chicken Marsala, salad, sauteed broccoli, pasta with marinara sauce, and bread with oil dipping sauce. The cost of each meal is $12.00; Carrabba's will be donating half of the proceeds back to Crooms. Please come out and join us for dinner prior to Awards Night.


Family Connection
What is all the buzz about? The Family Connection site is designed to assist our students with college and career planning. Students can do things like: Set goals, build a resume, search for colleges and scholarships, identify their strengths, identify compatible careers, and much more. Think of it as a 'one-stop-shop' for college & careers. Your students participated in the Introduction Presentation this week. Please take time with your student to navigate through the Family Connection site.


Parental Involvement

We would like to invite you to get engaged with the school activities! Please take a moment to get connected at tinyurl.com/Parent-Invitation

Parents we have a few events in which we need your support:

Crooms Business Advisory Council - tinyurl.com/Partner-In-Excellence

Crooms Internship Expo - April 27, 2017 - Recruiting Internship Employers - tinyurl.com/Intern-Employer-Sign-Up


YearBook
April 15th is the last day to order yearbooks online; after that date, please bring check or cash to Ms. Babbs in room 206. Go to yearbookordercenter.com to get yours today! Only 44 books left, the cost is $70.
Llama al 866-287-3096 si necesitas un operador en español. For ordering help, call The Yearbook Order Center toll free at 866-287-3096 or email us at: shellane_babb@scps.k12.fl.us or olevitlt@myscps.us. Contact Ms. Babb or Ms. Lindsay Olevitch for any questions or for further information.


AP Boost Camp: Under Construction
Come construct your AP skills with us this summer! July 18th, 19th, and 20th.
July 18th and 19th Schedule:
8-9 -Team Building
9-10 -Skills (Tuesday Time Management and Wednesday Study Skills)
10-11 -Break Out Sessions with Content Area Teachers
July 20th:
Field Trip: Place to be determined based on enrollment.
In order to go on the field trip, you must attend both July 18th and July 19th.
Other than the cost of lunch during the field trip, the boost camp is free.
Please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/Qvqw9zNzQLfXsDMQ2


Drama Club
will meet every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Dr. Unruh's room 1-232.


Reynolds Right Hands will meet in Ms. Barnes room 1-123 every Tuesday after school.




Announcements

Parent Letters:
Spring 2017 FSA-ELA Reading Parent Letter
Spring 2017 FSA-EOC Algebra 1 Parent Letter
Spring 2017 FSA-EOC Algebra 2 Parent Letter
Spring 2017 FSA-EOC Geometry Parent Letter

Summer Internship Program
Students who have applied for the Summer Internship Program, please meet Ms. Alper on April 11th during advisement in 101J. This will be the first group meeting to prepare for the Internship Fair on April 27th, 2017. Students must have submitted their application packet to be invited to this meeting.
All eligible high school students in Seminole County are also invited to participate at the districts Internship Expo on April 11th from 5:00-8:30pm at the Noah's Event Venue in Lake Mary. There is an online module that should be completed in order to get priority entrance. Please email Ms. Alper so she can place you on the list to track you if you plan to attend the event and get an offer to work this summer.
Both of these programs are great opportunities for high school students. For more information, feel free to email or call Cathy Alper cathy_alper@scps.k12.fl.us or 407-320-5749.


Summer is Almost Here!

Students who earned a D or F during semester 1 and are in jeopardy of failing a course during semester 2, should be signing up for summer school! The summer school applications may be picked up in Student Services and are due April 21st.

Students interested in taking Drivers Education over the summer must complete an application in Student Services and return it by April 21st.

Students seeking to earn a credit over summer via Seminole County Virtual School, must complete an application in Student Services and return it by April 21st.


TechFest Success!
Check out Orlando Business Journals article about our awesome TechFest event!


2016-2017 SCPS District Assessment Calendar
SCPS District Assessment Calendar 2016-2017

Parking Information
If you have already purchased a parking permit, please see the bookkeeper for your decal. If you do not have a current 2016-17 decal, you are not allowed to park on school property. Your vehicle can be towed at your own expense. Please see the Bookkeeper if you need an application for a parking permit.

Kona Ice - Wednesdays
Kona Ice will be on campus every Wednesday for an icy refreshment. See the truck in the front of the school.

Athletic Physical Forms
Turn in all athletic physical forms to Ms. Webster in Student Services.

Parents - set up your eCampus login
Parents with your eCampus access, you can observe your child's courses from within the district's learning management system called eCampus. Before you create your account, you will need to know each of your children's user names and network passwords. Also to create your account, you must use the web version of Canvas and not the mobile app. Please see the attached directions

BAC/Parent Survey - Link

Parents, we need your help. Your talents and the relationships that you have within the business community can be so beneficial to our efforts in building a strong and unique high school program. Please fill out this brief survey about opportunities that are available which would allow you to be more involved with your child’s education. 

Spring Tutoring Schedule






Our Beliefs

We believe that IT increases student learning and enhances student performance, and therefore should be incorporated into the entire curriculum.
• We believe that teachers have a responsibility to increase their knowledge and to enhance their curriculum with training in IT, to collaborate with peers, and utilize state of the art technology.
• We believe that we increase student achievement by providing consistent and frequent access to faculty and staff members for both parents and students.
• We believe parental involvement is a key to student success and that by providing parents with many opportunities for communication with and involvement in the school, we will improve the environment of the school and advance the mission.
• We believe that our curriculum and program are strengthened through our business partnerships due to the support we receive, which increases student achievement.