Three Farragut cadets have memorable summer experience at Boys State

Evan at the Florida Senate

During summer 2018, three Farragut cadets Steven Smiley, Gianni Defelice, and Evan Schlifstein, all members of the Class of 2019, were selected to attend the American Legion Boys State program, a premier leadership camp held at Florida State University in Tallahassee, based on their leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service in Farragut’s community.  Read more

Naval Science announces cadet promotions for the beginning of 2018-19

At morning formation on Wednesday, September 6, Naval Science announced cadet promotions for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

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Ashton Raymer ‘20 does environmental project to earn Eagle Scout rank

Farragut Junior Ashton Raymer earned his Eagle Scout rank this past June. Only 4% of scouts are granted this rank (including famed moonwalking astronaut and Farragut alumnus Charles Duke [Brig Gen, USAF, Ret.]), and it takes a couple of years of hard work and commitment to complete. Eagle Scouts are required to complete a community service project, and Ashton chose to work with Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Park to build and install trash can receptacles.

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Choosing the right school helped turn tragedy into triumph; the incredible story of Marquis Lambert ’18

Written By Jeff Barlis, Published on redefinEd and Step Up For Students (view article source with video included)

Marquis at Admiral Farragut Academy graduation with parents Mark Lambert and LaTaura Blount.

In the damp, rising heat of a late-morning graduation ceremony in May, with historic Farragut Hall as a backdrop, a hush crept through the crowd of students, relatives, friends, and faculty as they anticipated the next name. Read more

Farragut enrollment breaks school record at over 500 students

The 2018-19 academic year has begun with the largest starting student population in the Academy’s history with a total of 506 students on opening day.

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New Performing Arts Multi-Purpose Center Rises

Whether you’ve had an opportunity to view the physical changes on campus with your own eyes or not, we are excited to share with everyone in the Farragut Family the immense transformation underway. We also would like to take you on an aerial tour of the vision that is now becoming reality.

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Four students attend 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

Over the summer, Farragut students Jared Ariza, Justin Ariza, and Erik Sokolowski, all class of 2020, and Dylan Miksch ‘19 represented Admiral Farragut Academy at The 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) in Washington, D.C. It was a notable achievement and all four boys represented AFA admirably. Read more

Families gather at the Back-To-School Parent Social to celebrate the 2018-19 school year

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, around 175 parents joined members of the faculty and staff at The Club at Treasure Island for the Back-To-School Parent Social.

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Five Farragut cadets attended Leadership Academy this summer

Pictured is 1stSgt Sanchez, Haley Saylor, Lexi Hernandez, and CDR Schock


Leadership Academy is a week-long program run by the NJROTC Area 07 Manager and hosted annually by Admiral Farragut Academy. This intense and challenging program is only for the most highly motivated and determined cadets who have an aptitude for the military disciplines and who choose to challenge themselves to their core, emotionally and physically. The instructors are hand selected by the NJROTC Area Manager and are among the very best of the 130 assigned. All Drill Instructors have “pushed boots” on active duty and have exceptional records of success. Read more

Softball team wins first Class 3A state softball championship in Farragut history

“One of the worst-best feelings in life is getting doused with gatorade,” Softball Coach Linda Derk said with a laugh. “You know you’re getting doused because you’re a champion, but wow it’s a sticky, gross feeling. It’s so worth it though. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Champion is just the right word for the softball team, who knocked out Orlando’s Cornerstone Charter Academy to win the first Class 3A state softball championship in Farragut history.

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