Academy Director: Heather Sniff

Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

Teacher's NameHeather Sniff
Course(s) TaughtAgriscience Foundations 1
Period Taught4, 5, 6

Agricultural Biotechnology 2
1, 7

Environmental Resources 3

Environmental Resources 4
Stephanie Boorom/Bridger
Biology I
Donna Alvator
Chemistry I
Michael Johnson
AP Environmental Science
1, 7

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



Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects
Level 1:

Level 2:

Levels 3 and 4:

Curiculum In Action:
Biodiesel Challenge!
Shoreline Restoration with UCF!
Various projects:
Curriculum In Action:

Standard 2: Career Focus

Standard 3: Program of Study

Standard 4: Advisory Committee
October 16: Contacting Advisory Committee Partners to determine the best date to meet in December or January.
November 17: Determined Academy Advisory Meeting date to be December 16 from 2-4. Contacted various board members to invite them to the meeting.
January 28: Due to conflict of schedules and lack of RSVP, we postponed the advisory board meeting to March 16. Contacted various board members to invite them to the meeting.
March 8: Multiple invitees have RSVP'd, the board meeting will happen in my room on March 16 from 2-4.

Standard 5: Enrollment
March 8: Sent in updated enrollment list in February. I'm just waiting for CrossPointe to be updated. As of now, I have the following:
9: 19
10: 19
11: 16
12: 11
Total: 65
Standard 6: Pure Schedule
Please see Mr. DeVito.
Standard 7: Common Planning / Collaboration
-Collaboration through E-mail, Text, Phone, and Meetings with Academy Directors
-Collaboration through NAAE Communities of Practice
-ICW Meetings
-Collaborating with Ms. Barker and her marine science students with the Mosquito Lagoon Shoreline Restoration various times throughout the year, starting on September 13.
-Collaborating with gifted fourth and fifth grade teachers and students at Manatee Cove Elementary School with the Mosquito Lagoon Shoreline Restoration project, starting on October 2.
-Collaborating with a kindergarten teacher at Manatee Cove Elementary School to design an Ag Field Day for students. We contacted each other over email multiple times in September.
-Collaborating with Dr. Linda Walters and Dr. Melinda Donelly with UCF for shoreline restoration projects throughout the year.
-Collaborating with Annie Roddenberry and Michelle West at the Marine Discovery Center for student projects multiple times throughout the year.
-Academy Director's Meeting in October
-Academy Director's Meeting in November
-Academy Director's Meeting in January
-Academy Director's Meeting in March
-Academy Director Application Review Workshop at UHS on February 12
-Academy Director Application Decision Workshop at UHS on February 25
-Jessica Clayton, the STEM Director, maintains the agenda and paperwork for our weekly PLC's
Standard 8: Staff Development
Integrated Curriculum Writing Workshop in August.
UCF Teacher Workshop on September 13.
Monthly Early Release Professional Development.
Workshop on Writing Strategies.
Workshop on Interactive Science Notebooks.
Workshop on Focused Remediation Techniques.
Workshop on Effective Classroom Management.
Workshop on Formative Assessment Options.
Workshop on Vocabulary Instruction.
Workshop on Assistive Technology.
Academy Director's Meeting on October 16.
Academy Director's Meeting on November 17.
Academy Director's Meeting on January 28.
Academy Director's Meeting on March 8.
Standard 9: Articulation

Standard 10: Workbased Learning

Standard 11: Capstone Project

Standard 12: Marketing
We have academy T-shirts and brochures.
We attend University High School Sneak Peek, Open House, River Springs Sneak Peak, and High School Showcase.
Academy Ambassador: Cheyenne Slate
Academy Website:
Student designed Poster
Academy Graduation Medallion
Leadership Team Polo
Academy Lab Coats
STEM Senior Banquet
STEM Academy Field Day
STEM Kickball Tournament
STEM 5k Color Run
Participated as workshop hosts for Manatee Cove Elementary School.
We are a Ford Next Generation Learning Program.
Final Evaluation: