Aviation student, Jose Lynch ‘18, flies solo for the first time

Please join the Aviation department in congratulating Jose Lynch ‘18 on earning his solo endorsement. Jose flew solo for the first time on February 28, 2018, in Cessna 172SP N6013J on runway 7 at Albert Whitted Airport.

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Lower school boys and moms glow bright at the Mother-Son Glow Party

Lanie Salebra and her son Max

During the evening of Friday, March 2nd, over 100 attendees including lower school boys and their mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and/or other special adult glowed bright at the Lower School Mother-Son Glow Party! This free event was hosted by the AFA Parents’ Group and Mark and Lanie Salebra. Read more

Once upon a time, in Programming class…

In Shannon LoRusso’s Lower School Technology and Computer Programming class, 6th-grade students have been learning how to program using Alice, an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. For their 3rd quarter assignment, they worked together to create their own fairy tales. The students were required to have some of the same elements that they worked on together in class but then were given freedom to add on and elaborate their stories.

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10 Reasons to Choose Summer Camp at Admiral Farragut Academy

Get a glimpse of the awesome that happens here all year long by attending our fun and educational summer camps!

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Students use technology and creative skills to learn biology

While Bio Honors students were learning about cells, students were asked to design a one-page advertisement or a 60-second commercial explaining why we just cannot live without a specific organelle. Students were asked to use the latest and greatest in computer technology or recording technology and were allowed to choose their favorite cell organelle. Using pictures, facts, neat designs, and catchy slogans, students shared with their classmates why their cell organelle was the most important organelle. Read more

Two Upper School students win regional Scholastic Writing awards for poetry

Please congratulate Kathryn Greene ‘18 and Sam Nolin ‘18 for winning two regional awards for their poetry in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens across the country in grades 7-12 with 29 different categories to submit work into. Read more

1st grade students make George Washington’s favorite breakfast for his birthday

On Wednesday, February 11th, Mrs. Genzel’s 1st-grade class made George Washington’s favorite breakfast to celebrate President’s Day and all of the presidential facts they have learned.

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Admiral Farragut Academy completes a successful accreditation visit

Admiral Farragut Academy completed a successful accreditation visit by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and AdvancED, formerly known as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Read more

Salt marsh planting enriches students schoolwide for 18th year

On Friday, February 16th, the entire school participated in what is becoming one of our students’ favorite days of the year: Salt Marsh Planting! Lower and Upper School students, faculty, and staff came out to help plant springs in the school’s on-campus salt marsh nursery. It may be messy but they love using their hands to help our earth and support our local habitats.

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Cadets and student athletes visit Nina Harris Center for Exceptional Children for game day event

On February 16th, our color guard, drill team, football and softball team were invited to Nina Harris Center for Exceptional Children to share in a special activities day with their students for the 7th year in a row.

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