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

Dr. Tonya Manderville
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

Events

Tuesday, August 23 is an Odd Block Day

Thursday, August 25: First Nut Day and a 7 Period Day

Underclassmen Picture Day - Thursday, August 25

School pictures of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be taken through English classes in the gym on Thursday, August 25. Picture packets with information on pricing were distributed in fourth period classes on Friday. If you need a picture package to order school pictures, you can pick up a copy at the front desk or from Mrs. Fry in Room 212. Bring the completed form with you on Thursday and give to the photographer. 

Senior Picture Make-Up Day - Tuesday, August 30
Seniors, if you were unable to get your picture taken this summer at Leonard's Photography Studio in Casselberry, a make-up day will be held at school on Tuesday, August 30th in the Media Center. Passes will be given out during your first period class on Tuesday. There is a $15 sitting fee that must be paid by cash or check to Leonard's prior to having your picture taken. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Fry in Room 212.

Senior Design the Senior T-Shirt - Due Thursday, August 25
​Attention seniors! The senior class council is now accepting design submissions for the Crooms Class of 2017 t-shirts. The design must be school appropriate, must incorporate the graduating year of 2017, and must also provide a design for the back of the shirt where class member names will be included. The last day to submit a design will be Thursday, August 25th. The senior whose submission is chosen will win a free class t-shirt. For more information, see Dr. Ray in the media center or Alyssa Perez.

BPA members Meeting - Monday, August 29, 2:30 p.m.

Business Professionals of America will be having their first Interest meeting on Monday, September 12th from 2:30-4:30 PM in Ms. Olevitch's room 1-128. All students are invited to come out and learn about this amazing student led organization.

CroomieCon CosPlay Contest - Saturday, September 24
CroomieCon CosPlay contest will be held Saturday, September 24th. Tickets will be $10 before the event and $15 at the door. Categories are Anime, Manga, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Superheroes, and Movies. See Dr. Unruh or Mrs. Peters with any questions. More information to follow.

ePathways After School Program - Begins Tuesday, August 23
Attention students signed up for the ePathways after school program, the after school courses will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd. More information will be provided prior to the start of class.

Online Laptop Orientation - Parents of Returning Students
Laptop orientation training is now available for parents of returning students. At the end of the training, you will receive a confirmation e-mail or take a picture of the completion screen. Bring with you to laptop checkout.

Open House - Thursday, September 22
Open House is at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22.

Sanford Riverwalk 5K Run/Walk - Saturday, October 15
Join us at the Sanford Riverwalk for a 5k to raise money for athletics and athlete scholarships. Start time is at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Online registration will be available soon.


Announcements

Freshmen Elections
Attention class of 2020...yes, that would be you freshmen! Do you have a desire to work together in teams, impact the community, and create awesome experiences? Leadership wants you to run for Freshmen Student Council. Please see Mr. Schwartz in room 2-111 in the math building for more details.

Parking Information

If you have already purchased a parking permit, please see the bookkeeper for your decal. Beginning Monday morning, 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.

Parent Acknowledgement Form

If you did not receive a Parent Acknowledgement form in your 6th period class, please get one at the front desk and return the completed form to Student Services.

2016 Student Supply List
Get a head start on purchasing supplies for the next school year by downloading the 2016 Student Supply List. A copy is provided in the Summer inITiatives newsletter that is mailed to each household. Custom Crooms USB drives will be on sale during Orientation.

SQL Saturday - October 8

Seminole State hosts its annual SQL Saturday on October 8th at the Lake Mary campus from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Lunch is provided. This includes a free IT Career Seminar for students.  Event Registration.

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. 

Fall 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.