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

Sanford Riverwalk
We are looking for sponsors and walkers/runners to participate in our 5K race. You may register online or at school (look for the banner above). This is a great way to meet your fellow Croomies and start your new healthy lifestyle. Student registration is $15; WE NEED YOU TO RUN!!!

Hurricane Irma Make-Up Days
As a result of our school closures stemming from Hurricane Irma, Seminole County students will be making up two of the six days missed. The student make-up dates are:
Monday October 16th 2017
Tuesday October 17th 2017

Testing Retake Dates
9/27-28 - FSA ELA
9/27-28 - Geometry EOC
9/29 - FSA Writing
10/2-3 - Algebra
10/3 - Biology
10/3 - US History
10/4-6 - Make-ups

Game Jam 2.0
Orange Technical College (Mid Florida Campus) is holding Game Jam 2.0 on November 3rd-5th. See this attached flyer for all the information. They are using Unity and Unreal game engines.

Parental Involvement

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

Athletics
Anyone interested in running Cross Country should meet with Coach Henson.
BREAKING NEWS!!! BASEBALL IS BACK AT CROOMS!!! Please see Mr. Kinler in room 209 if you're interested in playing. We are also looking for anyone who would like to help support the program either through their time or donation. Please email Coach Gerard Kinler at kinlergz@myscps.us


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 fall tutoring schedule below.


Summer Assignments:

Assessment Results:
Attention students who took the Biology and US History EOCs last year, the result reports may be picked up at Student Services during breaks.

Dual Enrollment
Any students who are enrolled in a dual enrollment course with SCC are encouraged to check their Seminole State schedule to be sure their enrollment is visible. This can be completed by logging into the students My Seminole State account, any concerns please see Mrs. Teague.

CyberPatriots Club
Club meeting has been canceled for Friday September 8th, $35 membership fees are due during lunch on September 8th room 1-115.

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


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.

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 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. 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.