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

Dr. Brandon Hanshaw
Principal
407-320-5755

Mariette Herro
Assistant Principal
407-320-5786

Dr. Tonya Blake
Assistant Principal
407-320-5702

Student Services
407-320-5754

Media Specialist
407-320-5751

Cathy Alper
Career Specialist
407-320-5749


Events

Laptop & Schedule Pickup Info

Returning Students: Laptop and Schedule Pickup, August 1st 8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Returning student families may complete the Parent Online Laptop Training linked here in advance of August 1st: http://bit.ly/croomsaoit_laptoptraining
  • Once the online training is complete, families may pick up their student’s laptop and schedule on August 1st anytime between 8:30 am – 11:30 am

9th Graders and New Students to Crooms: Laptop Training and Schedule Pickup, August 1st

  • Attend either session more convenient for your family.  It is required for new families to attend one of the face to face trainings below. 
    • Session 1: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    • Session 2: 3 pm – 5 pm

AVAILABLE JULY 1st: Technology Fee and Laptop Insurance Payment Method

  • It is required to use MySchoolBucks® to pay Laptop Insurance and Technology Fees in advance of the Orientation Meetings detailed below.  If your student attended school within SCPS last year, you may use the same MySchoolBucks® account used for school lunches.  Enrollment in MySchoolBucks® is easy for families new to SCPS.  Use the link below and select “Sign up today!” with your child’s name and student ID number to register.  Laptop Insurance covers replacement of the laptop in the case of loss or irreparable damage with a $100 deductible rather than the full cost of the laptop at $1,500.  The Technology User Fee assists our academy in covering the cost of replacement parts for laptops as well as the software licensing fees for the vast programs imaged to our student laptops. 
  • The fee schedule is as follows:
    • Laptop Insurance: $21, Technology User Fee: $31
  • Click here to pay for Laptop Insurance and Technology User Fees Starting JULY 1!
  • Login then select “School Store -> Categories -> Student Fees”

Uniforms

  • Risse Brothers is once again our school uniform contact for this year.  Although Risse Brothers will not be on campus during schedule and laptop pick up, they are offering an online 10% back to school sale on July 15-16.  You can visit their online store here: https://www.rissebrothers.com/shop.cfm
  • PTSA Uniform Sales and Membership, August 1st:
    • Our PTSA will be on campus during schedule and laptop pick up to sell gently used Crooms uniforms!  We also encourage each of you to purchase your PTSA membership at that time as well. 
  • PE Uniform Shirts, August 1st:
    • PE uniform shirts will be available for purchase at laptop/schedule pick up as well.  Cash or check payment will be accepted. 

First Day of School, Monday, August 12th

Glad to start school on Monday this year!  Students will go to all 7 periods of the day. 

Open House, 6:00 pm Thursday, August 29th

Come in to see each of your student’s teachers in their classes to briefly present their curriculum.  As usual, you will rotate from 1st to 7th period.

School Advisory Council

Crooms Academy is currently collecting nominations for next year's School Advisory Council.  Thank you for considering this important work in service to the Crooms community!  Upon collecting nominations, each stakeholder group (Instructional, Non-Instructional, Parents/Community, and Student Council) will elect their representatives as detailed in the Crooms AOIT SAC Bylaws.

If you would like to serve on the 20-21 Crooms AOIT School Advisory Council, please complete the short nomination form here no later than Friday, April 19th, 2019: Nomination Form

 Crooms Transition Bus Stops Summer 2019

 Pick-up and drop off for students will be at the stops listed for their zoned high school. Students will catch a shuttle from zoned high school to Crooms.

High School Bus Stops 2019

 

Athletic Department

Athletic Clearance:
All athletes must be cleared through the Athletic Department prior to conditioning, tryouts, open gyms or participation in a sport. 

Athletic packets are available at this websitehttps://tinyurl.com/sportpacket


 Academic Eligibility

Academic is a PRIORITY. Eligibility is determined by the FHSAA and Seminole County Public School Policy. Incoming freshmen are given one semester to bring or maintain a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA. An unweighted GPA of 2.0 is required at the end of each semester to maintain or become eligible
 for athletics. Eligibility is governed by the FHSAA and the dates it imposes. 


Bowling Tryout 

Tryout Dates are August 5th and 6th at 1:30pm -4:00pm.at Airport Lanes - 190 East Airport Blvd., Sanford, Florida 32773

MUST have physical packet submitted to Dr. Miller PRIOR to reporting to tryouts.
All athletes will meet at Airport Lanes and be assigned a lane to begin bowling. Coaches will observe all bowlers to determine who will make the cut for the team. Coaches will announce the final team on August 9th via email. School starts on August 12th. More information about the details of the season will be provided at our first official team meeting with parents on August 12, 2019 at 6 p.m.


Volleyball Open Gym

Volleyball will have open gym on June 26th, July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st.     Each Sessions is 2 1/2 hours long and starts at 1:00pm ends at 3:30pm.           You must be cleared through the Athletic Department participation in this open gym.

 Swim Team

The Crooms Swim Team starts the first day of school.  August 12th is an informational meeting at 2:30pm in Room 01-204 and August 13th is the Swim Team tryouts. The Swim season runs August-November 2nd. For further information regarding the Crooms Swim Team, contact Elaine_Baker@scps.k12.fl.us.   

 

 


Announcements

Students with the last name L:
Attention students, there's been a change in Student Services, from now on, students with last names starting with the letter L will fall under Dr. Geigel's alphabet.

 

Bright Futures Applications are Open:

Seniors may visit the Bright futures website to fill out an application: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/


Scholarship Opportunities

Juniors and Seniors! Please click here to see what scholarships are available for your choosing. 

 

 Quick Links

For more information on any of the following links contact Cathy Alper 407-320-5749

Business Advisory Council Registration

Internship Employer Registration
  

 Like Our Official Facebook Page Here

 Parking Permit Application

  

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 (Login: Student ID, Password: YYYYMMDD). 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.

 

 


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.