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

Seven Period Schedule everyday from May 2 to May 6

Schedule for Laptop and Textbook Collection
12th Grade - May 9th (Makeups May 10th)
11th Grade - May 11th and May 12th
10th Grade - May 13th
 9th Grade - May 18th and May 19th

2016-17 Student Ambassadors 2016-17 Meeting - Tuesday, May 24
​Ambassador team for 2016-17, mark your calendars for May 24th from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. to attend the first meeting to plan for next year. Lunch will be provided. Meeting will be in Room 101J.

Florida Standards Based Assessments (FSA) - 4th Quarter

Parents learn more about the upcoming standards based assessments:
9th Grade FSA English Language Arts10th Grade FSA English Language ArtsFSA Algebra 1FSA Algebra 2FSA GeometryU.S. History Retakes, and Biology EOC.

Kona Ice - After School on Wednesdays
Kona Ice is back to sell ICE's on Wednesday after school from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Prices range from only $2 up to $5. Take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy this treat weekly with your friends and support our Crooms" BPA Chapter. Kona accepts cash and cards.

AP Supervised Study Time - Every Tuesday
AP supervised study time for all AP classes will be every Tuesday beginning February 23. All AP students are welcome to come and study alone or in groups for their upcoming AP exams. Study time will be offered from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

​Industry Certification Open Lab
Do you need time to practice for your upcoming industry certification exams? Expand your resume by getting your industry certifications before the end of the school year. Industry Certification Open Lab is available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 212. You must have your GMetrix log-in and access code available.

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

Book Swap
Book Swap is here. Do you have  2015 Summer Reading books lying around your room? Want to get rid of them? Bring them to school and turn them into the Media Center or room 1-206 and receive a treat. You can also pick up this summer's title.

UCF Summer Institute @ UCF
​Open to pre-college students. Learn alongside UCF faculty and students. Biology Institute is from July 18 - 22 and the Computer Science Institute is from June 13 to July 1. A residential institute for Programming Competition is from July 10 - 22. Visit siucf.cs.ucf.edu for more information.

Seniors - Buy your graduation yard sign.

It's graduation time -- well almost -- are you excited to graduate? Do you want to advertise your excitement? Then purchase your graduation yard sign for only $20. Please see Ms. Webster in Student Services to purchase.

Panther Yearbook - Pre-order for $70
Pre-order your copy today at panther.croomsweb.org. Note: online credit card orders will end on April 9th. After April 9th, yearbooks must be ordered at the school only and payable in cash or check  to Crooms Academy while yearbooks last. Please see Mr. Moore in Room 212 to purchase your yearbook or if you have any questions. 

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.

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.