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

Brittany Campbell
Assistant Principal
407-320-5702

Student Services
407-320-5754

Media Specialist
407-320-5751

Cathy Alper
Career Specialist
407-320-5749

Yearbook

2020YearBook


Events

 

Summer Hours

Campus Open Monday - Friday from 7am-3pm by Appointment. 

Hello, Crooms Families!

Welcome to 2020-2021 school year!  We understand there is so much uncertainty in the world, here in Florida, and of course in education.  We want you to be as informed as possible!  This message details everything you need to know to make the right choices and actions in support of your student.   
 

Read EVERYTHING, BUT you may scan down to the bottom of this message for a Q and A for questions we received over the last 24 hours.
 

As you know, the School Board finalized and approved our SCPS Reopening Plan   and Student Options for the 2020-2021 School Year. The board also voted to delay the start of the 2020-2021 School Year to Monday, August 17, 2020. Please view this important and brief message from Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin. In the above video, Dr. Griffin describes the four instructional options for all SCPS families to include Crooms families.  To assist in making your decision, please see the Student Learning Options & Decision Tree flyers linked here, but if you have any questions not addressed in the Q & A below, please email me at brandon_hanshaw@scps.k12.fl.us BEFORE making your selection! The deadline to select the best option for you and your family is July 24th at noon. To make your student’s selection, please visit the education option page.

 

In the meantime, we wanted to give you other important updates as well specific to Crooms students and families.

 

REQUIRED Student Laptop Parent Training:
Unless your family chooses the option to TRANSFER to SCVS, you will remain a Crooms student and therefore eligible for a laptop regardless of the options you select above.  All Crooms students are required to have the Crooms laptop.  There are multiple programs and system requirements specific to our students loaded on the Crooms laptop.

 

This year all families will complete the online parent laptop training.  In year’s past, this option was not available to families new to Crooms AOIT, but this year we want to give all families this convenience in the best interest of our health and safety.
 

* Please complete the REQUIRED PARENT TRAINING at https://tinyurl.com/Crooms-Laptop-Training

 

Laptop Insurance & Technology Fees. MYSCHOOLBUCKS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS:
You will need to use MYSCHOOLBUCKS to pay our laptop insurance and technology fees in advance to picking up your laptop. MYSCHOOLBUCKS is the program used for your student’s lunch account.  You will need to know your student’s ID number. If you do not know your students ID number, please request that information from Mary Benton: mary_benton@scps.k12.fl.usLaptop 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. 


Here is a quick link to MySchoolBucks: Click here to pay for Laptop Insurance and Technology User Fees


Login then select “School Store then Categories then Student Fees”
Laptop Insurance: $21, Technology User Fee: $31

 

THE ONLINE PARENT LAPTOP TRAINING AND PAYMENT THROUGH MYSCHOOLBUCKS IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO PICKING UP THE CROOMS LAPTOP.

 

Student Laptop Pick Up Dates and Times:
To provide for ample physical distancing, laptop pick up has been expanded to three days.  The schedule is purely alphabetical by last name across all grades.  Please find the range of names below to determine your family’s date and time.  Please adhere to these times as best you possibly can.   You will park on campus then enter through the main doors to go through the media center. 

 

July 29th, 9 am – 3 pm

9:00-9:30 ABOU EL MAALI M.- ALLEN H.B.

9:30-10:00 ALLES L.R.- BARRY A.P.

10:00-10:30 BARSOUM G.- BOLAND C.

10:30-11:00 BOLANOS N.A.- BRYAN L.

11:00-11:30 BUDHOO D.X. - CHAM A.

11:30-12:00 CHAM N.B. - COLLINS S.J.

12:00-12:30 COLMENARES C. - DA COSTA G.M.

12:30-1:00 DADY N.E. - DOVE R. A.

1:00-1:30 DRAMMEH O. - FERREIRA G.

1:30-2:00 FERRELL L.E. - GALLANT D.M.

2:00-2:30 GARARD H.J. - GORMAN L.T.

2:30-3:00 GOUDREAU C. - HARGROVE K.

 

July 30th, 9 am – 3 pm

9:00-9:30 HARRINGTON E.M. - HERNANDEZ C., D.A.

9:30-10:00 HERNANDEZ J.L. - HUFF L.J.

10:00-10:30 HUFF W.W. - JIMENEZ A.C.

10:30-11:00 JIMENEZ A.N. - KINARD E.D.

11:00-11:30 KINARD Z.D. - LAPERA L.

11:30-12:00 LAPIERRE A.K. - LOSA G.

12:00-12:30 LOTZ C.T. - MARTIN D.A.

12:30-1:00 MARTINO E.D. - MCNALLY I.S.

1:00-1:30 MCWILLIAMS K.M. - MIRANDA D.

1:30-2:00 MOHAMEDTAKI A.S. - MUNSHI I.P.

2:00-2:30 MURRAY D.R. - NUMA Q.N.

2:30-3:00 O'DWYER C - PEREYRA D.X.

 

Friday, July 31st, 9 am – 3 pm

9:00-9:30 PEREZ A. - PLASKON D.D.

9:30-10:00 PLECIC C.H. - REDDOCH N.S.

10:00-10:30 REGGIO D.T. - RIVERA J.I.

10:30-11:00 RIVERA K. - ROY A.J.

11:00-11:30 ROYSTER L.E. - SANTOS-OCASIO A. A.

11:30-12:00 SARAVANAN A. - SIMON C.B.

12:00-12:30 SINGH A. - STILLS E.R.

12:30-1:00 STIREN A.M. - TOLEDO T.J.

1:00-1:30 TORANZO G.G. - VAZQUEZ A.

1:30-2:00 VELEZ T. A. - WEISS T. E.

2:00-2:30 WELLS A.R. - YAREMA B. L.

2:30-3:00 YEUNG E. - ZRELAK G.L.

 

Student Uniforms:
Students ON CAMPUS are always required to be in the Crooms Student Uniform.  We attached the uniform policy poster   here for your benefit to help prepare for the year ahead.  There are two ways to purchase uniform shirts mentioned below.

Student Uniform Ordering: Our uniform manufacturer, Risse Brothers is open for business online at www.rissebrothers.com.

Gently Used Uniforms: Our PTSA will have gently used Crooms uniforms for sale at a discount as well.  You can buy these used uniforms in the cafeteria during your scheduled laptop pick up time.  We also encourage each of you to purchase your PTSA membership at that time as well.  

 

Block Scheduling Update:
Crooms Academy of IT will enact a full block schedule for at least the first semester of the 20-21 school year if not the full 20-21 school year.  We feel a full block schedule limits transition and total exposures for all students and faculty and is in the best health interests of our students, faculty, and families. 

We are awaiting approval from the teacher’s union and SCPS to announce a final decision.  We are hoping to enact a schedule that is odd periods on one day (1, 3, 5, 7) then even periods the next day (2, 4, 6, 8).  8th period would be our guided study/study hall.  If this is not agreed upon, we will have the same odd/even schedule but then straight seven on Wednesdays.  We will notify families ASAP!

 

PE Uniform Shirts
PE uniform shirts will also be available for purchase starting JULY 1st at MySchoolBucks® and ready for pick up at laptop and schedule pick up.

Login to MySchoolBucks® then select “School Store then Categories then Student Fees”

 

Transportation
We are incredibly thankful school bus transportation is provided for our students regardless of where your family lives in Seminole County.  We know many students will take advantage of this opportunity.  At this time, we do not know route numbers or bus stops.  You can view the safety measures to be enacted on school busses in the SCPS Reopening Plan

 

Skyward Family Access
Current SCPS families can check Skyward Family Access to check their current address, email, and phone numbers.  You can edit this information anytime.  Having valid information in Skyward ensures you will always be kept up to date and allows you to follow your student’s grades and academic progress in detail.  Please contact Mary Benton at mary_benton@scps.k12.fl.us if you need help establishing Skyward Family Access.

 

If You Move Over Summer:
Please email our registrar, Dawn Vega at dawn_vega@scps.k12.fl.us to determine your next steps.  

 

Q & A Regarding the Four SCPS Instructional Options:
Q. What is the difference between Seminole Connect and Face to Face at Crooms? Hybrid model?
A. Through BOTH Face to Face and Seminole Connect, student schedules will remain as they have in years past.  Students in Seminole Connect (at home) and face to face (on campus) will have the same teacher in the same period.  The hybrid model can be developed individually with your student’s school counselor.

Q. How will Seminole Connect work with some of the technology electives that Crooms offers and an incoming freshman that is taking DE on Crooms campus?            
A. All our technology electives to include dual enrollment will be offered through Seminole Connect via WebEx and eCampus. 

Q. Will any of these choices affect dual enrollment and the AA Pathway through SSC?
A. Dual enrollment electives will not be impacted UNLESS you decide to TRANSFER to SCVS.  The AA Pathway includes options for face to face, Seminole Connect, and online through SSC.  AA Pathway questions and concerns should be directed to Ms. Teague at adriana_teague@scps.k12.fl.us

Q. Our rising 9th grader is interested in the AA Pathways program and was planning on taking an IT dual enrollment class his freshman year, will our selection of Face to Face vs Seminole Connect affect that? 
A. Not at all!  Seminole Connect or Face to face will work!

Q. If a student was already planning to take an elective through SCVS and use a virtual lab on campus, will that still be an option?
A. Yes, the “virtual lab” option to take individual courses through SCVS is still available here on campus.  If your student set course requests for this option in the Spring, you are all set to go.  Reach out to your school counselor to confirm.

Q. We are wondering how AP courses will be delivered at Crooms next year. Will they be face to face, virtual, or will the families choose?
A. AP classes will be offered face to face and through Seminole Connect, same teacher, same period. 

Q. Will class sizes on campus be smaller than normal?
A. Yes, to start the year.  This is because we are estimating about half of our students doing face to face while the other half does Seminole Connect at home (same teacher, same period).  This should allow us more space for physical distancing. 

Q. If we choose Seminole Connect will he be able to participate in sports or other activities that may operate at school?
A. ABSOLUTELY YES!

 

That’s all for now, Panthers!    Stay safe and well!

Brandon Hanshaw, Ed. D
Principal, Crooms AOIT

 

2020-2021 Crooms AoIT Parents.

This year all families will complete the online parent laptop training.  In year’s past, this option was not available to families new to Crooms AOIT, but this year we want to give all families this convenience in the best interest of our health and safety.

Please complete the training at https://tinyurl.com/Crooms-Laptop-Training 

You will need to use MYSCHOOLBUCKS to pay our laptop insurance and technology fees in advance to picking up your laptop. (MYSCHOOLBUCKS is the program used for your student’s lunch account)

Here is a quick link to MySchoolBucks:   Click here to pay for Laptop Insurance and Technology User Fees

Login then select “School Store - Categories - Student Fees”

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. 

SCPS Hotline Numbers

 

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.

 

 


Announcements

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.



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