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


Demetria Faison

Heather Medve
Assistant Principal

Michael Hunter
Assistant Principal

Guidance Office

Dr. Barbara Ray
Media Specialist


Cathy Alper
Career Specialist

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.


National College Fair - Sunday, October 11 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This is a free event where you can receive information from colleges all over the nation.
When: Sunday, October 11th, 2015 from 1-4 pm
Where: Orange County Convention Center
Register online at National College Fairs Student Registration
For more information visit: www.nationalcollegefairs.org

Upcoming College Visits - Sign up in Guidance
Seniors, colleges are interested in talking to you. Below is our college visitation schedule. Interested, sign up with Ms. Teague in Guidance.
October 7 - Army
October 14 - University of Florida
October 21 - Aerosim Flight Academy
October 26 - Airforce
October 28 - Rollins College
November 4 - New Jersey Institute of Technology 
November 18 - Keiser University

Attention Croomies: Do you want a NUT day?

You can earn a NUT day if 150 students sign up for the Sanford Riverwalk 5K on October 3rd. Sign up today and show off your wardrobe.

5K Online Registration is open
Register at https://www.signmeup.com/109948 to run in our 4th annual Sanford Riverwalk 5k on October 3. Proceeds go toward athletic programs and scholarships for our students. 

Sophomore Student Council - October 1
The Sophomore Student Council will meet in 1-130  on Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30. Please contact Mr. Barsalou if you have any questions.

School Picture Retakes - October 2
School Picture Day Retakes will be on October 2nd in the Media Center. See Mr. Moore if you need ordering information and packet. Students absent on the first picture day will receive a pass to report to the Media Center. If you are a student who wants their picture retaken, you must bring in the first set of pictures to turn in before getting new pictures taken.

It's a Day of Fun at Busch Gardens - October 19
Croomie join your fellow Croomies for a day of fun at Busch Gardens on October 19th. Cost is $62 and $15 for Busch Gardens pass holders. See Coach Perkins or Officer Boleware during lunch for permission slips and more information.

Orlando City Soccer - October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Get ready for a Crooms outing. Bring yourself and any friends or family to an Orlando City Soccer Game. On October 16, Crooms has reserved a block of seats for the Orlando City Soccer game vs. New York. We have reserved seats in the North End and want to welcome all staff, students and family members to this event. Tickets are $23.60 and the game start time is 7:00 p.m. Contact Heather Medve 407-320-5786 for more information. Cash or checks payable to Crooms AoIT will be collected by Stacie Webster in Guidance.

Crooms S
elected 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.

Arts Alive in Seminole Auditions - October 20 & 21
Performance auditions for individuals and groups - choral, dance, instrumental, drama will be on Tuesday, October 20th at Seminole High School and Wednesday, October 21st at Lyman High School from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Audition forms can be found on The Foundation for Seminole County Public School's website www.FoundationSCPS.org. Arts Alive in Seminole! 2015 will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at The Westin Lake Mary. For more information contact Ms. Weaver or Mr. Donnan or The Foundation at 407-320-0196 or email Foundation_ArtsAlive@scps.us.


Seniors - Do you plan on earning a Bright Futures Award?
You need to complete your community service and turn it in to Guidance with your one-page essay. If you wish to be recognized at Senior Awards Night and receive your Community Service Cord for Graduation, you must have all hours turned in with essay by April 7th.

Need volunteer hours? A Gift for Teaching Needs You!
A Gift for Teaching - Seminole is looking for volunteers to help run the Free Store for teachers. Volunteer duties include but are not limited to sorting and organizing donations, stocking shelves, customer service, assembling journals and working the registration and checkout counters. Shifts are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school until 6:00 p.m. and on the last Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. You must be at least 16 years of age and customer oriented. If interested, please call 407-320-7768 or email becky_miller@scps.k12.fl.us

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

PSAT - On Sale Now

The PSAT is on sale now for any 9th or 11th grade student who wishes to test. Testing will be on October 28. See Ms. Webster in Guidance to sign up. Checks should be made payable to Crooms Academy.

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. 

Order Your Yearbook Now
Yearbooks are on sale now for $65. You may order online at Yearbook Order Center or see Mr. Moore in Room 212. Earn a discount on a yearbook purchase or even a free yearbook, visit Panther Yearbook to learn more.

​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.

Fall Tutoring Schedule
Fall Tutoring Schedule

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


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.