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


Demetria Faison

Heather Medve
Assistant Principal

Michael Hunter
Assistant Principal

Guidance Office

Dr. Barbara Ray
Media Specialist


Cathy Alper
Career Specialist

US News and World Report Best High Schools Silver 2015

Most Connecte Classroom 2011


School Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays - Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27

Become a part of the Lenovo Launch Event - Wednesday, December 2
​On Wednesday, December 2nd, the Technology Support Services students are hosting a Launch Event for the Lenovo App Challenge that they are participating in this year. We are inviting 40 students to the launch event that is themed "For Those Who Do" in honor of Lenovo. In order to be selected to attend, you must e-mail a picture of you performing service in the community and/or write a paragraph of how you are making a difference in your community or your plans to positively impact the world. E-mail your entries to principal Demetria_Faison@scps.k12.fl.us.

"13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview" - Friday, December 4
The Drama Club will perform the hilarious comedy "13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview" on Friday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. at South Seminole Middle School. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Homecoming Tailgate Party - Friday, December 11
It's time to show your panther spirit. Take part in a pre-game tailgate party with Crooms AOIT students, family, staff and friends!  The tailgate party begins at 2:30 p.m. and the Homecoming Basketball Game vs Orangewood starts at 5:00 p.m. The event is free and will include food, beverages (soda and water), interactive games and more! Registration is required for all attendees.  Tailgate Party Registration.

Homecoming Dance - Saturday December 12
​Hey there, if you haven't heard by now the Homecoming Dance is right around the corner. This year's theme is Red Carpet Affair, so be ready for a night out with the stars of film and TV, the glitz and glam of the red carpet, the flashing lights of the paparazzi and much more as you are invited to come to the dance on Saturday, December 12 held here at Crooms. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, November 16th. Ticket prices includes food/drink, a photo-booth, music, fun and giveaways. Ticket prices are $30 for one or $50 for two and will be sold during lunch.

Free Flu Mist for Crooms Students - Coming up in December
Healthy Schools is providing free flu vaccinations in all Seminole County schools. See Mrs. Roben LaTorella if you have any questions. Download consent forms from Healthy Schools. For more information visit  http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/Home/NewsStories/2015/10/HealthySchoolsFluProgram.aspx.  

Upcoming College Visits - Sign up in Guidance
Seniors, colleges are interested in talking to you. Below is our college visitation schedule. Interested, sign up with Ms. Teague in Guidance.
December 2 - Florida Poly Technic University
December 9 - Florida Gulf Coast University

Crooms S
elected to Join the Lenovo Scholar Network
Crooms is one of 20 NAF academies selected to participate in the Lenovo Scholar Network during the 2015-2016 academic year.  As a participating academy, Crooms will have access to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab's App Inventor development tool to build and test apps. In addition Lenovo is donating the latest ThinkPad and Yoga devices to aid students in coding, testing and marketing their mobile apps. Students in the program will participate in a project-based competition focused on designing and developing a mobile app and a business plan for taking the app to market. Learn more about NAF in the News.

Club Meetings

Writer's Guild - Thursday, December 3
​Attention Writer's Guild members! We will have a meeting after school on Thursday, December 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Ms. Williams' room.

Chorus - Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.
Chorus club meets every Tuesday in Room 113A at 2:30 p.m. 

Photography Club - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Meetings are every second and fourth Tuesdays after school from 2;30 to 3:30 in Mr. Moore's room.

Beta Club - Seeking new members
Are you interested in joining a national club that promotes character, develops leadership skills and encourages involvement in community service? Beta Club is accepting applications for membership now. Take the first step and complete the application form.

Science Fair Research Club
Meets every Tuesday for the first semester in Mrs. Moosafavifazel's room 1-223 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Work on your science fair research topic and connect with a mentor at a university to conduct college-level research.


Crooms Wins $500 Sponsorship from SSC
​Crooms won a $500 sponsorship by having the largest attendance of any SCPS high school to the SSC SCPS High School Student Night for the Musical: Man of La Mancha. Three students also won scholarships: David S., Matthew O., and Dallis M. Taylor C won two tickets to the "sold out" Norman Lewis Live In Concert.

Students Your Input Needed for Next Year's Courses

Please take this short survey and tell us what courses you would like to see offered at Crooms next year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/courses1617.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Scholarship Contest for High School Seniors
​The deadline to submit the application and speech is December 21, 2015. See Mrs. Faison for additional details.

Bright House Networks Announces Bright Ideas STEM from Today's Youth
​Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders - they're also tomorrow's entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors. To cultivate opportunities for local youth to develop new ideas and encourage their creativity, Bright House Networks is sponsoring Bright Ideas STEM from Today's Youth. This is a multi-state competition in which students dream up the coolest inventions to make their own life, community or even the world more awesome and show how STEM can bring their idea to life. Learn how to enter and compete Bright Ideas.

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 $65. 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.

Fall Tutoring Schedule
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.

Special Recognitions

  •     School grade of “A” on Florida’s School Accountability Report
  •     Ranked in Top Ten Percent Highest Performing High Schools in State of Florida
  •     Ranked No. 1 in the nation on US News and World Report’s rankings of Most Connected Classrooms
  •     Recognized in 2011, 2012, and 2013 as a Distinguished Academy by the National Academy Foundation
  •     Recognized in 2013 as a Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America
  •     Listed in US News and World Report’s list of US Best High Schools
  •     Consistently listed in Newsweek as one of US Best High Schools
  •     98% graduation rate in 2013
  •     Florida Department of Education Five Star School Award for exemplary programs that integrate school and community involvement


Crooms Academy of Information Technology provides cutting edge innovation in teaching and learning through a technology-enriched environment. Every student at Crooms Academy is issued a personal laptop which comes loaded with software and hardware. Access to the Internet and network resources on campus is given via a wireless network. Crooms Academy has 10 computer labs including an Apple Mac desktop lab and a game and simulation lab. The school also features SMART technologies in every classroom, providing large interactive surfaces for teaching and learning.