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

Alisa Grace
Assistant Principal
407-320-5786

Dr. Tonya Manderville
Assistant Principal
407-320-5702

Student Services
407-320-5754

Media Specialist
407-320-5751

Cathy Alper
Career Specialist
407-320-5749


Events

Up coming events.
August 1st - Upperclassmen Schedule Pickup at 8:00am-12:00pm*
August 1st - Upperclassmen Parent Laptop Pickup at 9:00am*
August 2nd - Freshmen Schedule Pickup at 8:00am-12:00pm*
August 5th - Freshmen/New Student Parent Laptop Pickup and Training at 9:00am-11:00am*
August 5th - Freshmen/New Student Parent Laptop Pickup and Training at 12:00pm-2:00pm*
August 10th - First Day of School
August 10th - Parent Laptop Pickup at 6:00pm-8:00pm
September 5th - Underclassmen Photo taken
September 19th - Open House at 6:30pm


*Schedule/course changes will not take place during schedule pickup, this time is reserved for repeated courses or holes in the schedule. Requested schedule/course changes will begin on the first day of school, students may pickup a schedule change request form from student services.
*Risse Brothers School Uniforms will be on-sight during laptop pickup to contact them directly please call 407-339-1486.
*Parents please bring cash or check for the laptop checkout, online credit card acceptance will not be active until the middle of August.
Yearbook - Don't forget to visit the yearbook table when you are here. Lock-in the SUMMER SPECIAL price of $55 by making a cash or check payment of $5 or more. See us for other specials we will be running that day.


School Supply List
17-18 Supply List1.pdf

Enjoy Your Summer Break!
This has been an awesome school year! Students and parents please stay tuned to our website for 2017-2018 school year information and see below under announcements for all summer assignments.

Summer School Dates and Hours
7:45am-12:45pm June 1st - July 13th (week of July 3rd-6th schools closed) no school on Fridays with the exception of 6/2.

Parental Involvement

We would like to invite you to get engaged with the school activities! Please take a moment to get connected at tinyurl.com/Parent-Invitation
Parents we have a few events in which we need your support:
Crooms Business Advisory Council - tinyurl.com/Partner-In-Excellence
Invitation - Crooms families please feel free to join us if you would like to join the Business Advisory Council for next year. Our last session is on May 26th at 8am-9am in room 101J. We are looking to grow our council to include business partners who wish to support our efforts as we support our students and teachers. You can learn more about our work on the CroomsBAC.org site. Our summer retreat, which is the kickoff to all of our planning for next year, is scheduled on August 4th from 8am-12pm which will include a complimentary lunch. The retreat will be in room 101J. Please RSVP by July 24th to cathy_alper@scps.k12.fl.us






Announcements

Crooms Summer Transition Bus Schedule 2017
Please click here for bus stop information for Crooms Summer Transition Students

Summer Assignments
2017 Summer Reading Book Choices
AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading 2017
AP Language and Composition Summer Reading 2017
AP Physics Summer Assignment
AP U.S. Government and Politics Summer Assignment
AP Environmental Science Summer Assignment 2017-2018
APUSH Summer Assignment

Crooms Swim Team
Crooms swim team runs from the first day of school to the beginning of November. Practices are held daily at Seminole High School Pool, and physical paperwork must be on file prior to entering the pool. All those interested should contact Coach Wiedemer at Elaine_Baker@scps.k12.fl.us.

Crooms Bowling Team
Bowling Tryouts - August 2nd and 3rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Airport Lanes in Sanford.
First Practice will be on August 7th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm with a parent meeting to follow at Airport Lanes in Sanford.

Internship Program Update
Both the district and Crooms AOIT had their Internship Expos on April 11th and April 28th. All employers and potential interns are going through the final interview process so students will know if they have been selected. The Crooms students who have been made an offer and accepted the position will have a final mandatory meeting on May 16th from 10:50-11:10am in room 101J. These same students who will be working will report to the first day of summer school on June 1st at 9:00-11:00am in room 101J to get all of their internship paperwork. The rest of the time they will report to work to earn their credits.

Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 School Year
Next years ambassadors have a training on July 31st 9am-2pm in the cafeteria, lunch will be provided.


TechFest Success!
Check out Orlando Business Journals article about our awesome TechFest event!


Parking Information
If you have already purchased a parking permit, please see the bookkeeper for your decal. If you do not have a current 2017-18 decal, you are not allowed to park on school property. Your vehicle can be towed at your own expense. Please see the Bookkeeper if you need an application for a parking permit.

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 (Login: Student ID, Password: YYYYMMDD). 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.


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.