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

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.


Graduation is at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.

Monday, May 25, school is closed for Memorial Day.

Final exams for underclassmen are from Thursday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 27. See exam schedule below.

Early dismissal days are Friday, May 22; Tuesday, May 26; and Wednesday, May 27.


 Week of May 21-27, 2015

4th 9 Week Exam Schedule


May 21, 2015



May 22, 2015

7:20 – 9:20

1st Period Exam


7:20 – 9:19

2nd Period Exam






9:24 – 10:05

2nd Period


9:23 – 9:43


10:09 – 10:50

3rd Period




10:54 – 11:35

4th Period


9:47 – 11:45

3rd Period Exam

11:39 – 12:09

Lunch A (5th pd)




12:13 – 12:54

5th Period A




11:39 – 12:20

5th Period B




12:24 – 12:54

Lunch B (5th pd)




12:58 – 1:39

6th Period




1:43 – 2:20

7th Period










May 26, 2015



May 27, 2015

7:20 – 9:19

4th Period Exam


7:20 – 9:19

6th Period Exam






9:23 – 9:43



9:23 – 9:43







9:47 – 11:45

5th Period Exam


9:47 – 11:45

7th Period


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.