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

Michael Hunter
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

Open Lab for New Student Registration - Thursday, February 18 or Saturday, February 20
Sign up for a time to register incoming students for the 2016-17 school year. Open Lab Sign-Up. If you missed orientation night, view the PowerPoint here.

Valentine Chocolate Sale - Monday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 10
​Send a gourmet chocolate bar to your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Bars are $3 and pre-ordering will take place during lunch Monday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 10. Chocolates will be hand delivered to your special someone on Friday, February 12th during second period.

Carnation Sale - Tuesday, February 2 - Friday, February 5
Is there a friend, teacher or special someone at Crooms tht you want to recognize with a long stem carnation ... or two ... or three? Support the Crooms Cares fund by buying flowers from the PTSA ​Valentine's Day Carnation Sale.  Only $2.00 each or a bouquet of six for $10.00. PTSA members will be taking orders from Tuesday through Friday in the Cafeteria during lunch. Flowers will be delivered on Friday, February 12th.

Boys Volleyball Starts - Monday, February 8
​Attention any boys interested in playing volleyball: try outs will begin on Monday, February 8th immediately after school. You msut have all paperwork completed to tryout. 

2016 Florida Parent Survey - Open January 25
th to February 26th
http://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Orders Collected Until - February 16th
​See a Junior to order a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts by February 16. Doughnuts delivered on Friday, February 19. Juniors earn an hour long off campus lunch on March 9th by selling 217 boxes of Krispy Kremes.

Decision Day - Friday, February 12
Decision Day at Seminole State College will be held on Friday, FEbruary 12. Spend the day with your friends and learn every thing you need to know about Seminole State. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Sign up to attend at seminolestate.edu/decisionday. Permission slips are due to the Guidance Office by Wednesday, February 3.

​Experience Crooms for Ambassador Parents - February 26 at 8:00 a.m.
A special reminder that we are hosting an "Experience Crooms" for ambassador parents only on February 26th at 8:00 a.m. RSVP to Ms. Alper by February 24th if you plan on attending.

Pasta for Pennies - February 2 - March 3
Leadership is hosting their annual Pasta for Pennies drive to raise funds for the National Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Students if you want to have a free pasta luncheon provided by Olive Garden, donate now during your 5th period class. The 5th period class that raises the most money and the class with the highest per student average donation will win. Last year we raised more than $500. Donations are accepted now until March 3rd. So let's see if we can beat last year's total.

Summer Internship Deadline to Apply - Thursday, March 17

​Juniors and Seniors - Interested in working this summer, getting paid and earning credit? Consider applying for the summer internship program NOW. Applications are available on the Work Based Learning site. Application deadline is March 17th. Only students who have completed the process will be invited to the Internship Fair on April 21, 2016. Don't miss out.

Club Meetings


Chorus - Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.
Mandatory practice December 8 and 9 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Room 113-A. Chorus club meets every Tuesday in Room 113A at 2:30 p.m. 

Photography Club - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
December 8 at 2:30 p.m. will be the only meeting during the month of December. Meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. in Mr. Moore's room 01-212. Meetings are every second and fourth Tuesdays after school from 2;30 to 3:30 in Mr. Moore's room.

Announcements

2016-2017 Registration Information
Make sure you know the requirements before you complete registration for the 2016-2017 school year.
Registration Video/PowerPoint

SAT Senior Reward
You will be rewarded as follows for outstanding results n the Scholastic Aptitude Test with Senior Reward Dollars toward senior expenses:
Composite Scores of 1600 or higher - $10.00
Composite Scores of 1650 or higher - $20.00
Composite Scores of 1750 or higher - $40.00
Composite Scores of 1850 or higher - $60.00
You may use the money toward expenses such as parking fees, yearbook, homecoming tickets, prom tickets, grad bash, and cap and gown expenses. You may also increase your senior reward with an improved score on retake. Congratulations on outstanding scores.

Learn more about the new National Center for Simulation Modeling and Simulation Certification
The Modeling and Simulation certification is an industry-accredited certification aligned with the State of Florida framework and standards. Learn more about the curriculum and a download a study guide for the exam: M & S Certification Program.

Crooms Students Interviewed by Fox

Computer coding is a popular subject at Crooms so some students were excited when they heard that a bill has passed the senate that would allow students to take a computer coding class instead of a foreign language. Learn more.

Optimist Oratorical $22,500 Scholarship Contest 2016
​Oratorical Contest time is here again! This year the local Optimist Club of Sanford Oratorical Contest is on Thursday, March 17. The topic for the 2015-2016 is "How My Best Brings Out The Best in Others." Learn more at http://optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship - Deadline March 7
​To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must be an African-American female graduating from a public high school in Seminole County in May or June 2016; have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher, plan to enter an accredited two-year or four-year university or college as a full-time freshman in the fall of 2016, and complete the application packet. If you are interested, please see Guidance to pick up the application packet.

Aerosim High School Senior Merit Scholarship

Aerosim Flight Academy offers scholarships up to $35,000 toward the tuition of the Professional Pilot Program for two seniors. To apply, you must be a high school senior or recent graduate, meet all admissions criteria, provide a 500 word essay, have a high school GPA of 3.0, document extracurricular activities and include two letters of recommendation from non-relatives. Deadline to apply is April 11, 2016. Learn more at https://www.afa.edu/

Alice T. Oliver Alzheimer’s Foundation Scholarship - Deadline February 26, 2016
$500 award for current seniors who will be attending a Florida college or university and who will be majoring in medical/science courses of study. The criteria is a minimum 3.0 GPA (transcript must be submitted; a letter explaining career goals of applicants;  three letters of reference and a 500-700 word essay “What’s inspiring you to go into medicine.’’ Please come to guidance for official submission form.

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.

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. 

Order Your Yearbook Now
Yearbooks are on sale now for $70. 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.

Spring 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.