Show Your Fellow Croomies Some Love!

To make a donation, check out http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate

Ah, the season of love is quickly approaching, and you know what that means, don't ya'!?!? That's right; the Crooms AOIT Alumni Community Scholarship fundraising drive is officially in full swing. And, with Valentine's Day occurring in just over two weeks, there is no better time than the present to show your high school appreciation by giving a present to our scholarship fund. Not only will you be supporting your fellow Croomies by allowing us to continue to offer one Crooms senior a scholarship, but you will also being adding a little extra love to your donation through our matching donation program. All donations, no matter what the size, will be matched by a 25% "love tap" (matching donation), courtesy of an anonymous donor. Donations as small as the price of a box of chocolates are encouraged and those as big as the price of a new Lexus will be accepted!

During this season of romance, help spread the love, and support our scholarship program, by making a donation. All donation sizes are acceptable. In order to qualify for the 25% matching (every $1 donated will be worth $1.25), donations need to be completed by 11:59PM Valentine's Day 2010. The total aggregate match is not to exceed $100 (i.e. all donations will be matched until $600, including the match, is reached during the specified calendar period).

To make a donation, check out http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate

Numbers Show Crooms has 2nd Highest Graduation Rates in SCPS; One of the Highest in Central Florida and State

Recently released numbers from the state show Crooms AoIT has a graduation rate of 97% under the National Governors Association method of counting. Seminole County Public Schools has the highest graduate rate in the Central Florida area, with Crooms placing second among the SCPS high schools; only Hagerty had a higher graduation rate (97.4%) under the counting method. The numbers are a good sign for Crooms, as it shows that Crooms has the 2nd highest graduation rate in Central Florida, and also one of the highest in the state.

2009 Alumni College Teach-In Day

On December 17th, 2009, nine (9) of our Crooms Alumni made their way to Crooms to talk with current students about college preparation and the college experience.

Adding Photo Gallery Function

Just a quick update that the site will now have a photo gallery portion. Users will be able to add their own galleries and view the galleries of other users. The main goal of the photo gallery function is to allow a widely range of content to be added to the site, especially when it comes to events like group gathers, teach-in days, reunions, and so forth. The first actual gallery will be added in the next day or two, and will feature pictures from the 2009 Teach-In Day.

Any user can add or view the photo galleries. Just go to http://www.croomsalumni.com/photo_galleries or just put your mouse over the "Community" tab.

Crooms Receives Silver Metal; One of The Best Schools in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report)

Crooms Academy of Information Technology has been awarded a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report's third annual list of America's Best High Schools. This is Crooms AoIT's third consecutive year of receiving a silver medal under the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Crooms AoIT is one of only 561 schools out of the 18,743 schools considered nationwide to earn a silver or gold medal in 2009 (Gold-100 schools, Silver-461 schools). Crooms is also 1 of only 34 schools in Florida awarded a gold (10 schools) or silver (24 schools), and it is the only school in Seminole County to receive a medal this year.

For more information on the ranking formula used, and the schools selected, see: http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/high-schools/2007/11/29/the-ran....

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