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

Alisa Grace
Assistant Principal
407-320-5786

Dr. Tonya Manderville
Assistant Principal
407-320-5702

Student Services
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

Underclassmen Final Exams Schedule & Early Release Dates



Laptop & Textbook Collection Dates (through English class)
Dual Enrollment: May 8th 10:30am-12:00pm (for offsite/online courses)
Grade 12: May 8th (Makeup Day: May 9th)
Grade 11: May 10th-11th (Makeup Day: May 12th)
Grade 10: May 15th (Makeup Day: May 16th)
Grade 9: May 17th-18th (Makeup Day: May 22nd)

 
Parental Involvement

We would like to invite you to get engaged with the school activities! Please take a moment to get connected at tinyurl.com/Parent-Invitation
Parents we have a few events in which we need your support:
Crooms Business Advisory Council - tinyurl.com/Partner-In-Excellence
Invitation - Crooms families please feel free to join us if you would like to join the Business Advisory Council for next year. Our last session is on May 26th at 8am-9am in room 101J. We are looking to grow our council to include business partners who wish to support our efforts as we support our students and teachers. You can learn more about our work on the CroomsBAC.org site. Our summer retreat, which is the kickoff to all of our planning for next year, is scheduled on August 4th from 8am-12pm which will include a complimentary lunch. The retreat will be in room 101J. Please RSVP by July 24th to cathy_alper@scps.k12.fl.us

YearBook
April 15th is the last day to order yearbooks online; after that date, please bring check or cash to Ms. Babbs in room 206. Go to yearbookordercenter.com to get yours today! Only 24 books left, the cost is $70.
Llama al 866-287-3096 si necesitas un operador en español. For ordering help, call The Yearbook Order Center toll free at 866-287-3096 or email us at: shellane_babb@scps.k12.fl.us or olevitlt@myscps.us. Contact Ms. Babb or Ms. Lindsay Olevitch for any questions or for further information.

AP Boost Camp: Under Construction
Come construct your AP skills with us this summer! July 18th, 19th, and 20th.
July 18th and 19th Schedule:
8-9 -Team Building
9-10 -Skills (Tuesday Time Management and Wednesday Study Skills)
10-11 -Break Out Sessions with Content Area Teachers
July 20th:
Field Trip: Place to be determined based on enrollment.
In order to go on the field trip, you must attend both July 18th and July 19th.
Other than the cost of lunch during the field trip, the boost camp is free.
Please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/Qvqw9zNzQLfXsDMQ2





Announcements

Crooms Summer Transition Bus Schedule 2017
Please click here for bus stop information for Crooms Summer Transition Students

Summer Assignments
2017 Summer Reading Book Choices
AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading 2017
AP Physics Summer Assignment
AP U.S. Government and Politics Summer Assignment

Crooms Swim Team
Crooms swim team runs from the first day of school to the beginning of November. Practices are held daily at Seminole High School Pool, and physical paperwork must be on file prior to entering the pool. All those interested should contact Coach Wiedemer at Elaine_Baker@scps.k12.fl.us.

Crooms Academy Parent, Student and Staff Feedback/Input Survey
High schools in our district have the opportunity to take part in the development of a new method to showcase what makes each of our schools unique. SCPS has partnered with Datanautix, a local data analytic firm to create a new more transparent high school report card that will feature parent, student and school staff perceptions as well as other critical data points.
Please click on the link below or send a text message to the number below to participate in a very short survey that will allow you to provide input in your own words about Crooms AOIT. The survey will ask how likely you are to recommend your high school to others and will provide an opportunity for you to tell us about your experience.
All responses are collected anonymously - no personally identifiable information will be included as a part of the survey. The survey will be open from April 24th to June 1st.
Survey Link
Text Number: 407-634-1600

Internship Program Update
Both the district and Crooms AOIT had their Internship Expos on April 11th and April 28th. All employers and potential interns are going through the final interview process so students will know if they have been selected. The Crooms students who have been made an offer and accepted the position will have a final mandatory meeting on May 16th from 10:50-11:10am in room 101J. These same students who will be working will report to the first day of summer school on June 1st at 9:00-11:00am in room 101J to get all of their internship paperwork. The rest of the time they will report to work to earn their credits.

Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 School Year
Next years ambassadors have a mandatory first meeting on May 23rd at 2:30-4:00pm in the cafeteria, lunch will be provided. All ambassadors will also report to training on July 31st 9am-2pm in the cafeteria, lunch will be provided.

Summer is Almost Here!

Students who earned a D or F during semester 1 and are in jeopardy of failing a course during semester 2, should be signing up for summer school! The summer school applications may be picked up in Student Services. Students interested in taking Drivers Education over the summer must complete an application in Student Services.


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 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.

Kona Ice - Wednesdays
Kona Ice will be on campus every Wednesday for an icy refreshment. See the truck in the front of the school.

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. 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.