Academy Name: 2013-2014

Academy Director: Heather Flynn

Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

Teacher's NameHeather Flynn
Course(s) TaughtAgriscience Foundations 1
Period Taught1, 2, 4, 5

Agricultural Biotechnology 2
3, 6

Environmental Resources 3
3, 6

Environmental Resources 4
Bill Lastowski
Biology 1 Honors and AP

Merrick Johnson
Environmental Science and AP
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


*Please upload your supporting documents in the column below for each standard.



Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects

Curriculum In Action:

Dr. Dan Cox came to observe the curriculum in action on March 4. Here's what he had to say:
"Thank you very much for inviting me to visit your classroom to experience your Curriculum in Action lesson today. I was impressed to see everyone on task and personally invested in the project of making the oyster mats as part of the restoration project in which you and your students are collaborating with UCF. I believe this is a worthwhile project and certainly one that gives your students a glimpse into real environmental issues while also providing them with the knowledge and tools to make a positive difference. You’re providing wonderful opportunities for your students and I’m glad you’re part of the CTE team at University High School! Keep up the great work!"
Curriculum In Action:

Standard 2: Career Focus

Standard 3: Program of Study

Standard 4: Advisory Committee

Standard 5: Enrollment

Standard 6: Pure Schedule
See Mr. Devito.
Standard 7: Common Planning / Collaboration
Weekly PLC Meetings
Collaboration through E-mail, Text, Phone, and Meetings
Collaboration through NAAE Communities of Practice
ICW Meetings
Met in January and Febuary with Mr. Lastowski to design a biology-agriscience integrated curriculum unit. Collaborated over email and phone as well.
Collaborated multiple times during the year with Mr. Johnson for AP Environmental.
Curriculum Map writing with other Ag teachers in the county.
Participated in two Lesson Study cycles with four other science teachers. Designed lessons are implemented into the Academy classrooms.
Academy Director's Meeting in November.
Academy Director's Meeting in January.
Academy Director's Meeting in February.
Academy Director's Meeting in March.
UHS STEM PLC day on February 6.
Jessica Clayton, the STEM Director, maintains the agenda and paperwork for our weekly PLC's.
Standard 8: Staff Development
Attended Integrated Curriculum Writing Workshop in June 2013.
Attended the FAST Conference in Miami October 2013.
Participated in Lesson Study (3 Day PD) in November 2013 and again (3 Day PD) in May.
Monthly professional development (ER Wednesdays).
Monthly CTE department meetings.
Academy Director's Meeting in November.
Academy Director's Meeting in January.
Academy Director's Meeting in February.
Academy Director's Meeting in March.
Academy Application Processing/Qualifying on February 14, 2014.
Plant Tissue Culture training at Epcot on March 25.
Technology and iPad training on April 1.

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) on June 13.

Standard 9: Articulation

Standard 10: Workbased Learning

Standard 11: Capstone Project

Standard 12: Marketing


We have academy T-shirts and brochures.
Student designed Academy poster.
We attend University High School Sneak Peek, Open House, River Springs Sneak Peak, and High School Showcase.
Academy Ambassador: Abby Marion
Academy Website:
Student-Run Academy website:
Academy Graduation Medallion
STEM Senior Banquet
STEM Academy Field Day
Participated as judges for Debary Elementary Science Fair.
We are a Ford Next Generation Learning Program.
Final Evaluation: