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


Best High School Silver 2014

Most Connecte Classroom 2011

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.


Events

National Honor Society

Those joining NHS must attend a NHS meeting to practice for the induction ceremony. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 5th, at 2:20 pm in Room 204.

Junior College Night

Lake Brantley High School Tuesday, March 10, 20156:30 p.m. / Lake Brantley auditorium
All 12 Florida public universities will be represented by their admissions directors. 


Back to the Future Movie Night Friday, February 27

Travel back to 1985 with a Back to the Future movie night, hosted by the Sophomore Class Student Council, on Friday, February 27th from 3:00 – 5:30. Tickets are five dollars, and include a 12 ounce drink and popcorn. Ticket sales will be before school, or during 1st lunch only. You can also see the following sophomore class representatives for tickets: Lisa Dominici, Alyssa Perez, Matthew Swiatek, or Ryan Mackler. Get yours before you’re outta’ time! 


Pasta For Pennies

Attention students, throughout February we are running our annual Pasta for Pennies drive to help cancer patients battle against Lymphoma. What can you do to help? Just bring in your loose change and donate to the box in your 4th period teacher’s class or donate to the collection in the lunchroom. The class that raises the most money will receive a free lunch from Olive Garden, so start donating today!

Also, if you have any school supplies, hygiene products, or non-perishable food items please donate these to the box in front of the media center to help support Families in Transition here in Seminole county. Your donations could be going to a friend, classmate, or neighbor in this county who is struggling to find a meal or live a basic life. Your donations DO make a difference! 

Scholastic Aptitude Test


You will be rewarded as follows for outstanding results on the Scholastic Aptitude Test with Senior Reward Dollars toward Senior expenses. 

Composite Scores of 1600 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 cap and gown expenses. 

You may also increase your senior reward with an improved score on a retake. 
Congratulations on outstanding scores! 



I/ITSEC Participation 




Announcements

Battle of the Bands

Attention Croomies, have you noticed the battle of the bands posters hanging around the school yet? If you have a band or would like to perform during our Spring Pep Rally, please sign up for a chance to play March 13th. Signups will be during lunch in the cafeteria. Please sign up by next Friday, February 27 !

Student Council

Are you someone who likes to have their voices heard? Do you like to make decisions that not only impact you but your classmates? Run for next year’s student council or student government by signing up in the cafeteria during both lunches by March 10th. More details will follow

Internship Program

10th and 11th Graders – If you are interested in earning a credit, earning income, and gaining some work experience, please listen up. Summer Internship Application Packets are now available in Guidance. Ms. Alper has also emailed all 10th and 11th graders this information. Please refer to your 365 email for details. Deadline for applying for the Internship Program is March 11th. The complete application must be submitted in order to be invited to the Internship Fair scheduled for April 24th after school. Don’t delay OR you will be left out.

Attention Ambassadors

Ambassadors – If you signed up to help Ms. Medve this Thursday and Saturday, please make sure you mark your calendars and don’t forget to show up. See Google docs for details.

NHS Applications

All applications to NHS must be turned in by Feb 20th. See Mrs. Wiedemer if you have questions.

Florida Financial Aid Application

2015-16 Florida Financial Aid Application Opens December 1, 2014

 

Fox 35:  Arts Alive!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/TVEyesMediaCenter/UserContent/295627/4308017.5976/WOFL_11-22-2014_23.34.04.mp4

SCPS After School Driver Education Course

Application Here >>> Student ApplicationNovember 2014.doc

This program is a collaborative effort between Seminole County Public Schools, Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, METROPLAN Orlando, the City of Altamonte Springs, the City of Longwood, the City of Sanford and the City of Winter Springs. The course includes classroom instruction, range driving and on the road driving.

When: January 26-May 13, 2015. This is a semester course. Classes will meet on either Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 5:15 PM.

Where: Lyman High School, Seminole High School and Winter Springs High School however, the course is open to all SCPS students.

Requirements: Students must be 15 years old with a valid Florida Learner’s permit to register for the course. Students are required to have their driver’s license and student ID on them at all times.

Conduct: SCPS Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy will be in effect for this program. Students not adhering to these policies will be dismissed from the program. All discipline consequences enforced at the student’s home school will carry over to this program.

Cost: Free

Transportation: Not provided.

Student Capacity: 120 students per school per semester (60 on M/W and 60 on T/Th)

Registration Deadline: January 20, 2015

Registration information: Students must complete an application and submit it to their home school by the registration deadline of January 20. If more applications are received than slots available, a lottery will be held.

Course: This course will include classroom instruction, range and road driving.

Attendance: Attendance is mandatory. Please note – this is a semester course and it may conflict with extracurricular activities.

Credit: .5 credit will be awarded to those students that successfully complete the course.

Instructors: All instructors will meet the DOE requirements to teach driver education or have comparable certification through law enforcement.

For more information, contact Mary Lane @407 320-0192 or mary_lane@scps.k12.fl.us


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

Technology

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.