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.

Baseball Program Donation
We are in desperate need of equipment and support for field payments, thank you!



Vision Statement

To build a culture of excellence and success for every student.

Important Contacts

Administration
Dr. Brandon Hanshaw
Principal
407-320-5755

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


LANfest 2018

Crooms LANfest is an annual 13-hour video game themed charity convention which will be held on, March 16th 2018. Approximately 500 kids pay to come and play video games, eat food and have a great time for charity. Video games are brought in and placed in about half of the classrooms so that 8-12th grade SCPS kids can play together all day. There are door prizes, gaming tournaments, cosplay, karaoke, unlimited food, board and card game rooms, and more. For more information, visit our website: http://croomslanfest.com/ and watch our hype video here: https://youtu.be/-a_G0fqws2Y

Vision/Hearing Screening Opt-Out Form

Students Snap Shot Survey
Students please take the 5 Essentials Survey.

Parents Snap Shot Survey
Parents please take the Parent Survey

Teacher/Snap Shot Survey
Teachers and staff please take the Snaphot survey.
Teachers please take the 5 Essentials Survey.

TechFest
It's that time once again to start the buzz. Yes, TechFest XII -March 15, 2018. We are looking for sponsors and workshop presenters for this signature Business Advisory Council event. What exactly is TechFest? This is Crooms IT Conference. Students and teachers are the participants. Come share the latest and greatest in technology with our team. Check out the site: techfest.croomsweb.org Sign up now to be a workshop presenter; for more information, please contact Cathy Alper 407-320-5749.

Parental Involvement (Updated Questionnaire)
We would like to invite you to get engaged with school activities! Please take a moment to get connected at tinyurl.com/Parent-Invitation or consider joining our Crooms Business Advisory Council learn more here: CroomsBAC.org and sign up here: tinyurl.com/Partner-In-Excellence 


Announcements

10th and 11th Grade Girls:
Click Here to learn more and APPLY for the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program.

2017-2018 Spring Testing Schedule

Summer Internship Program 
Rising juniors and seniors.  What are your plans for the summer?  Are you interested in earning income, earning credit, earning an honor cord, and getting work experience?  Consider applying for the Summer Internship Program now.  The application is available on the:  Wbl.croomsweb.org site Download the application and complete by March 15th. You can submit your application to Ms. Alper in 101J. This is a great way to earn your NAF certificate as well.

Bright Futures Applications are Open:
Seniors may visit the Bright futures website to fill out an application: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/

Scholarship Opportunities
Please click here to see what scholarships are available for your choosing.

Seniors,
Please check the Student Services portion of the Crooms website.  New scholarships have recently been added.
The following scholarships have upcoming due dates:
Dr. Luis Perez Scholarship due 2/19/18
Dr. Willie Newman Scholarship 2/19/18
 
Crooms AOIT Athletic Department 2018 Scholarship - scholarship application found in eCampus.
 

Yearbook
Parents! Don't forget to buy your student a yearbook and save the memories at yearbookordercenter.com (use order #1046) or email Mrs. Babb (Shellane_Babb@scps.k12.fl.us) for more information. The current price is $65, you can also visit the following links for more yearbook information and updates on our yearbook. panther.croomsweb.org/contact-us and on Instagram @ Panther_YBK18.

Athletics (Baseball)
We are ooking for anyone who would like to help support the baseball program either through their time or donation. Please email Coach Gerard Kinler at kinlergz@myscps.us or visit https://tinyurl.com/CroomsBaseball to make a donation, thank you!

Students Services
Scheduling Parent Conferences - Parent conferences are scheduled through Student Services. Please contact Ms. Dixon via email erica_dixon@scps.k12.fl.us or phone 407-320-5754. Student services is offering individual or group counseling whether for personal or academic concerns. Student Services has Brittany Foster, a School Counseling Intern under the supervision of Dr. Geigel, who can provide these services to Crooms Student body.


Quick Links
For more information on any of the following links contact Cathy Alper 407-320-5749

After School Activities/Tutoring:
Parents-
If your child must remain after-school for any activities; Crooms activity bus is available to take students to their zoned high school. The bus picks up at 5:45pm M-F; see the updated Spring tutoring schedule below.



Mentoring Opportunities
Our business partner IBM is recruiting mentors for the MentorPlace Program. IBM MentorPlace was launched in 2000 and has served thousands of students around the globe; to learn more about this program visit: www.mentorplace.net


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 to pay for your permit and download the parking permit application here.

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

Parent Laptop Training

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.



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.