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
407-320-5701

Alisa Grace
Assistant Principal
407-320-5786

Dr. Tonya Manderville
Assistant Principal
407-320-5702

Student Services
407-320-5754

Media Specialist
407-320-5751

Cathy Alper
Career Specialist
407-320-5749


Events

Sanford Riverwalk 5k
Due to major flooding caused by Hurricane Irma the race course remains underwater; we have officially postponed the race until November 18th. You may still register online or at school (look for the banner above or click here).

Fall 2017 Internship Expo
The fall 2017 Internship Expo is coming Wednesday November 8th 2017 from 5:00pm-7:30pm located at NOAHs Event Venue 720 Currency Cir, Lake Mary, FL 32746. The best way for our students to practice their skills and identify their career interest is through workplace learning and this expo is a wonderful opportunity to make that happen! Students should be 16 years of age, dress professionally, have a good working resume, practice interview skills, research companies participating this fall and register for a ticket now! Learn more and sign up here!

Financial Aid Night
Financial Aid Night will be on November 2nd in the Cafe for parents who would like information on different types of aid and guidance navigating FAFSA.

Seniors
Senior Portfolio Project has started in all senior English classes. Seniors are preparing for their 30 minute interviews starting November 30th, Dec 1st, Dec 4th, Dec 5th, and Dec 6th. We need business partners who can conduct interviews. This is the seniors culminating activity. Seniors will dress in interview attire, develop a professional portfolio and sit for a 30 minute interview. Sign up as an interviewer here.


Game Jam 2.0
Orange Technical College (Mid Florida Campus) is holding Game Jam 2.0 on November 3rd-5th. See this attached flyer for all the information. They are using Unity and Unreal game engines.

Parental Involvement

We would like to invite you to get engaged with school activities! Please take a moment to get connected at tinyurl.com/Parent-Invitation or consider joining our Crooms Business Advisory Council learn more here: CroomsBAC.org and sign up here: tinyurl.com/Partner-In-Excellence


Announcements

Yearbook
Parents! Don't forget to buy your student a yearbook and save the memories at yearbookordercenter.com (use order #1046) or email Mrs. Babb (Shellane_Babb@scps.k12.fl.us) for more information. The current price is $60 but remember buy fast because the price is going to increase to $65 on November 18th. You can also visit the following links for more yearbook information and updates on our yearbook. panther.croomsweb.org/contact-us and on Instagram @ Panther_YBK18.

Athletics
We are also looking for anyone who would like to help support the baseball program either through their time or donation. Please email Coach Gerard Kinler at kinlergz@myscps.us

Students Services
Scheduling Parent Conferences - Parent conferences are scheduled through Student Services. Please contact Ms. Dixon via email erica_dixon@scps.k12.fl.us or phone 407-320-5754. Student services is offering individual or group counseling whether for personal or academic concerns. Student Services has Brittany Foster, a School Counseling Intern under the supervision of Dr. Geigel, who can provide these services to Crooms Student body.

Parents
Starting October 20th our Junior Achievement Enhanced Career Success Program will begin. Students in World History classes will meet our business partners to learn more of the work place, resume writing, interview skills and dressing for success. This program will be delivered for 5 consecutive Fridays. Students will earn a certification of completion for their Crooms portfolio. If you are interested in being a guest speaker please click here.


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

After School Activities/Tutoring:
Parents-
If your child must remain after-school for any activities; Crooms activity bus is available to take students to their zoned high school. The bus picks up at 5:45pm M-F; see the fall tutoring schedule below.


Summer Assignments:

Assessment Results:
Attention students who took the Biology and US History EOCs last year, the result reports may be picked up at Student Services during breaks.

Mentoring Opportunities
Our business partner IBM is recruiting mentors for the MentorPlace Program. IBM MentorPlace was launched in 2000 and has served thousands of students around the globe; to learn more about this program visit: www.mentorplace.net


TechFest Success!
Check out Orlando Business Journals article about our awesome TechFest event!

Parking Information
If you have already purchased a parking permit, please see the bookkeeper for your decal. If you do not have a current 2017-18 decal, you are not allowed to park on school property. Your vehicle can be towed at your own expense. Please see the Bookkeeper to pay for your permit and download the parking permit application here.

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

Parent Laptop Training

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.



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.