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

Heather Medve
Assistant Principal
407-320-5786

Michael Hunter
Assistant Principal
407-320-5702

Services
Guidance Office
407-320-5726

Dr. Barbara Ray
Media Specialist

407-320-5751

Cathy Alper
Career Specialist
407-320-5749


Best High School Silver 2014

Most Connecte Classroom 2011

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.


Events

Winter Wonderland Dance

The dance is on Saturday December 6th. Tickets go on sale in the cafeteria on Monday they will be $30 single/$50 couple so get them quickly because they will be $35 per person at the door. Hope to see you all there!

Pride Tickets

  • Turn 3 tickets for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich on Monday the 25th. There are only 23 more openings left...
    Turn in 1 ticket for a cookie from the cafeteria...
    Turn in your 15 pride tickets for the DRAWING for Homecoming dance tickets. (2 are available)
    Turn in 5 pride tickets for the DRAWING for a movie pass
    Teachers turn in your tickets for a drawing also!!​
  • Turn in your tickets to Ms. Roben in the morning before school and at your lunch time

Announcements

Get Information About the 2014 Internship Expo



I am excited to inform you that we will be hosting an internship expo for juniors and seniors on October 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm. View the flyer 2014 internship expo This event is sponsored by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America, Inc., Orlando Lake Mary Marriott and Seminole State College. At this event, employers form a variety of industries including Accounting, Finance, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Hospitality, Sales, Information Technology and more will be actively seeking students to fill internship positions! There are opportunities for all of our CTE students to bring the skills they have learned in the classroom to the workplace. Please help us in recruiting students for this opportunity and please consider attending as well. Our goal is to get 50 students from across SCPS into internships for spring and we can’t do it without your help! We will be sending you specific internship opportunities in the coming weeks but please encourage students to sign up now. Please have students register through EventBrite at the following link: https://internshipexpo.eventbrite.com

Things students should know:

  • Dress to impress! Business attire is a must. Employers will be actively seeking interns so you should come ready to put your best foot forward.
  • Bring your resume! Polish that resume, have your teacher take a peak and give you some feedback and bring plenty of copies to share.
  • There are benefits to paid and unpaid internships! Let opportunity be your guide.
  • Reliable transportation is a must! It is important that you are able to get to your internship so that you can maximize your experience and complete the hours required for earning high school credit.
  • Flex your schedule…if you like! Internships are available both during and after-school based on employer’s needs. You may have the opportunity to flex your schedule to accommodate your internship. If you are interested in working during the school day your guidance counselor will help you review your scheduling options which may include virtual courses.

Special Recognitions

  •     School grade of “A” on Florida’s School Accountability Report
  •     Ranked in Top Ten Percent Highest Performing High Schools in State of Florida
  •     Ranked No. 1 in the nation on US News and World Report’s rankings of Most Connected Classrooms
  •     Recognized in 2011, 2012, and 2013 as a Distinguished Academy by the National Academy Foundation
  •     Recognized in 2013 as a Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America
  •     Listed in US News and World Report’s list of US Best High Schools
  •     Consistently listed in Newsweek as one of US Best High Schools
  •     98% graduation rate in 2013
  •     Florida Department of Education Five Star School Award for exemplary programs that integrate school and community involvement

Technology

Crooms Academy of Information Technology provides cutting edge innovation in teaching and learning through a technology-enriched environment. Every student at Crooms Academy is issued a personal laptop which comes loaded with software and hardware. Access to the Internet and network resources on campus is given via a wireless network. Crooms Academy has 10 computer labs including an Apple Mac desktop lab and a game and simulation lab. The school also features SMART technologies in every classroom, providing large interactive surfaces for teaching and learning.