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

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.


Book Return

Students taking online dual enrollment classes and distance education classes at Seminole State College will return issued books Monday December 15th from 11 am - 12:30 pm in the conference room 1-201.

Please remember to bring your on this date. There will be a hold on your SSC transcript until these book are returned.


Seniors Cap and Gown

Great News! 86 seniors have purchased a cap and gown! However, there are still 63 who need to buy it before December 31st. Any senior who does not buy a cap and gown before Jan 1st will have to pay a $20 late fee and will not be eligible to participate in off-campus senior lunch.

Sock Drive
  • The Beta Club will be hosting a sock drive from December 1st to December 12. Clean new socks can be dropped off in Ms. Polluck's room to help those in need this winter.

Pride Tickets

  • Turn 3 tickets for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich on Monday the 25th. There are only 23 more openings left...
    Turn in 1 ticket for a cookie from the cafeteria...
    Turn in your 15 pride tickets for the DRAWING for Homecoming dance tickets. (2 are available)
    Turn in 5 pride tickets for the DRAWING for a movie pass
    Teachers turn in your tickets for a drawing also!!​
  • Turn in your tickets to Ms. Roben in the morning before school and at your lunch time

I/ITSEC Participation 


Juniors and Seniors

Today is the last day of Senior Interviews. We hope you have gained valuable feedback from this experience. A special thank you to Mrs. Chatlos and Mr. Phelps for preparing our seniors for the project.

There will be an opportunity to utilize your senior interview experience at an upcoming College Scholarship Fair on Jan 15th from 4 - 7 pm at the Sanford Civic Center. There will be 24 college/universities being represented at this event.

What to bring
-Copies of High School Transcript
-Copy of ACT/SAT scores
-2 Letters of Recommendation
-Professional dress for interview

Fox 35:  Arts Alive!


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


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.