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

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

Returning Parent Laptop Checkout - Parents of returning students can complete laptop training online prior to signing out the laptop by visiting Parent Laptop Training. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when the training is complete. If you were unable to attend laptop checkout on August 3rd, you may check out the laptop on August 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or on August 18 from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Please complete the training online and then see Ms. Benton or Mrs. Fry in the Media Center. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Fry at becky_fry@scps.k12.fl.us.

Freshmen Textbook and Schedule Pickup - Wednesday, August 5. The opening meeting with Principal Demetria Faison will start at 8:30 a.m. in the gym followed by 2015-16 schedule pickup, also in the gym.  Following picking up their schedules, freshmen may check out textbooks starting at 9:00 a.m.  Textbook and remaining schedules will be available in the cafeteria until 1:00 p.m.

Freshmen/New Student Parent Laptop TrainingSaturday, August 15. Parents of students new to Crooms must attend a 2-hour training on the laptops and school procedures. Training is on August 15th from either 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. At this time emergency cards, Skyward and other paperwork will be completed followed by parents checking out the laptops. If you need to update your address in Skyward, please bring a document printed with your new address on it; such as, a drivers license, utility bill or lease agreement.

Makeup Laptop Training - Tuesday, August 18. Parents unable to attend the laptop training on August 3rd or August 15th, may attend from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18th.


Announcements

Online Parent Laptop Training - for parents of returning students

Parents of returning students complete laptop training online. Please visit the Parent Laptop Training link. This website will allow you to complete the laptop training requirement for this year without having to attend a live training session! At the end of this online training, you will be e-mailed a printable confirmation that you should bring to check out your laptop. If you are unable to complete the training prior to August 3rd, computer labs will be open at Crooms on August 3rd.

Open House/Family Dinner Night - September 17 at 5:30 p.m.

This year's Open House will be combine with Family Dinner Night. More details will follow on the website.


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.