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Lake Highland Prep gives back to community

Students spend first student holiday volunteering

Students of Lake Highland Prep celebrated the first student holiday of the school year by giving back to the community. 1,000 students from pre-K through 12th grade volunteered at 46 different charities in central Florida. Parents and grandparents also volunteered with their children. Heart of a Highlander, the holiday on September 26, was organized by the Lake Highland Parent Association […]

Lake Como School

Lake Como School received a grant for 13 aeroponic towers from Atlantic Beach Urban Farms. Students have been learning the science behind aeroponics and growing vegetables inside. Aeroponics is gardening without soil. Plants are hoisted on the side of the tower and in the middle is a humid environment to nourish the roots. Students are exploring the connection between math, […]

Orlando Gifted Academy

Orlando Gifted Academy, in its inaugural year serving OCPS gifted learners in grades two through five, held its first enrichment cluster showcase on October 9. OGA scholars meet in their enrichment clusters during the last part of every school day, based on their interests, including “From Page to Stage,” “Awesome Architecture,” “So You Think You Can Dance?,” “Games, Games, Games,” […]

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) partners with Junior Achievement

On Friday, October 5, every K-5 classroom at the OCPS Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) had the opportunity to partner with Junior Achievement for “JA in a Day.” The focus for the day was to teach elementary students about financial literacy. Volunteers from Junior Achievement of Central Florida (JACF) and the Ernst and Young (EY) Orlando office generously donated their […]

Young scientist heads to Washington

Fourteen-year-old Varun Madan, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) student at Lake Highland Preparatory School, has been chosen as one of the country’s top young scientists.  Madan will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this month to compete in the eighth annual Broadstone MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition.  The 30 middle school finalists were chosen from 2,537 applicants from 35 states.  Madan’s love for bees […]

O-Town Interview: Julia Young, Page 15

Julia Young is the founder and executive director of Page 15. This local nonprofit organizes many different programs that aim to enhance reading and writing abilities for kids of all ages. Page 15 organizes events including the High School Writers Competition, Young Writers Summer Camp and Page 15 Parramore, an after-school literacy program.   Young is also co-founder and executive director of the Urban Think Foundation, an umbrella organization of Page 15 and Burrow […]


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