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
407-320-5754

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

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

Crooms Selected to Join the Lenovo Scholar Network
Crooms is one of 20 NAF academies selected to participate in the Lenovo Scholar Network during the 2015-2016 academic year.  As a participating academy, Crooms will have access to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab's App Inventor development tool to build and test apps. In addition Lenovo is donating the latest ThinkPad and Yoga devices to aid students in coding, testing and marketing their mobile apps. Students in the program will participate in a project-based competition focused on designing and developing a mobile app and a business plan for taking the app to market. Learn more about NAF in the News.

Open House/Family Dinner Night - September 17 at 5:30 p.m.

This year's Open House will be combine with Family Dinner Night. More details will follow on the website.

First NUT (No Uniform Today) Day - Thursday, September 3

Student Picture Day - Thursday, September 3

​Pictures of freshmen, sophomore and junior students will be taken in the Gymnasium on Thursday, September 3.

Last Chance for Senior Portraits - Tuesday, September 1
Seniors, if you have not had your senior portrait taken during the summer at Leonard's Photography Studio, you will have one last chance on Tuesday, September 3 in the Media Center.
 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale - August 31 - September 11
​Help support the junior and senior classes by buying Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for $7 per dozen. Doughnuts will be delivered at Crooms on September 18th.

5K Online Registration is open
Register at https://www.signmeup.com/109948 to run in our 4th annual Sanford Riverwalk 5k event. Proceeds go toward athletic programs and scholarships for our students. For the lowest price, register before midnight, August 31st.

Support the Swim Team - August 31st Fund Raiser 
Come out to the Crooms Academy Swim Team Spirit Night! Come inside or drive through the PDQ at 1610 Rinehart Rd, Sanford on Monday August 31st. Be sure to mention you are with the Crooms' Swim Team so a portion of your meal cost will be donated to the team.

Parent Laptop Checkout 
If you have not attended a laptop checkout session in order to sign out the laptop, please contact Becky Fry atbecky_fry@scps.k12.fl.us. Parents of returning students can complete laptop training online prior to signing out the laptop by visitingParent Laptop Training. You will still need to visit the Crooms campus and see Mary Benton or Becky Fry to complete the paperwork and sign out the laptop; however,  the process can be completed in about 15 minutes.

Parents of students new to Crooms need to visit the Crooms campus and see Ms. Benton or Mrs. Fry in the Media Center to complete the laptop training, fill out the paperwork and sign out the laptop. Please plan on about an hour to complete this process. Call the school at 407-320-5750 or 407-320-5769 or e-mail Becky Fry to schedule an appointment. 


Announcements

Drama Club - Meeting Thursday, September 6 
Drama has begun, first meeting is this Thursday 09/3  in Dr. Unruh's room 232. Also the fall production of "13 Ways to Screw Up a College Interview" is in its auditioning phase.

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 passwords. Also to create your account, you must use the web version of Canvas and not the mobile app. Please see the attached directions.

SECME - Informational Meeting
​SECME invites you to join the team for the 2015-16 school year. Friday, September 4 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. is the first informational meeting in Dr. Urbina's room 1-125. Members apply engineering principles in project-based competition at the regional and national levels. 

Mu Alpha Theta

If you are interested in joining Mu Alpha Theta, Crooms' math competition team, please see Ms Pryde in Room 1-113 as soon as possible. To be eligible for the Team, you must be currently enrolled in Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, or AP Stats. Mu Alpha Theta is a National Honors Society that looks great on a resume, so if you enjoy math and like to be challenged, please consider joining us!

Science Fair Research Club
Meets every Tuesday for the first semester in Mrs. Moosafavifazel's room 1-223 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Work on your science fair research topic and connect with a mentor at a university to conduct college-level research.

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. 

Online Parent Laptop Training - for parents of returning students

Parents of returning students complete laptop training online. Please visit the Parent Laptop Training link. This website will allow you to complete the laptop training requirement for this year without having to attend a live training session! At the end of this online training, you will be e-mailed a printable confirmation that you should bring to check out your laptop. If you are unable to complete the training prior to August 3rd, computer labs will be open at Crooms on August 3rd.

​Activity Bus Schedule
​The activity bus has started service. It arrives at Crooms and 5:30 p.m. and provides transportation to the student's zoned school.
Bus #009 goes to Lake Mary High School, Lyman High School, Sabal Point Elementary, and Lake Brantley High School.
Bus #025 goes to Seminole High School, Winter Springs High School, Oviedo High School, and Hagerty High School.


Girls and Boys Cross Country
Cross country practice has already started. If you want to join, make sure you have completed all your paperwork with Ms. LaTorella and see Coach Perkins after school.


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.