Academics

Annunciation Catholic Academy is dedicated to developing the whole child: physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. Our curriculum includes rigorous academic instruction in core subjects, but we also offer extensive fine arts and humanities programs to our students. Additionally, Annunciation Catholic Academy students have the opportunity to enroll in accelerated or gifted curriculum. Through the Iowa Assessment, our students continue to score in the top 15% of the nation. An education at Annunciation Catholic Academy prepares students for high school and beyond.

Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy seeks to provide our middle school students with the skills and character traits to “Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.” The Leadership Academy is a unique program that integrates gospel values with the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Stephen Covey. The goal of our program is to provide all of our middle school students with the tools to be successful, principled leaders now and in the future.


After School Activities

Throughout the year, after-school classes are offered in a variety of areas. The purpose of the classes is to allow students to explore new fields and enhance their existing interests. There are typically four sessions throughout the year with classes meeting once per week during the session. Activities vary each session. Some sessions have included: karate, golf, cheerleading, arts & crafts, photography, and chess.

Extended Care

As a service to parents, Annunciation Catholic Academy offers extended care before and after school each day. Morning care offers supervision to children arriving at school between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM. After school care is offered from the close of the school day until 6:00 PM. Prices are very reasonable and include an afternoon snack.


Fine Arts

Elementary School Art Program / Contests

Weekly art instruction for primary and intermediate grades introduces the basic concepts and vocabulary in the field of art in a sequential manner keyed to the student’s growth and development. The foundation skills of working with art media and equipment are introduced and built upon.

Middle School Art Program / Contests

Middle school students take art in four week mini wheel term rotations. These classes try to reflect students changing interests, attitudes, and capabilities. The electives that students choose from include Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Sculpture, and Ceramics. All elementary and middle school students are encouraged to participate in regional art competitions, the Diocesan Art Fair, and other competitions. Opportunities for additional art instruction are presented in the form of after school small group classes.


Athletics

Catholic Youth Sports (CYS) manages the sports program for the Diocese of Orlando. CYS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of youth sports throughout the Catholic parishes of Central Florida. The vision of the league is to develop players in mind, body, and soul to help them grow as individuals, both physically and spiritually. Through proper instruction, training, and encouragement, players are taught to be lifelong champions, both on and off the field of play.

A few facts about the league:

  • Established in 1991 as a soccer program with 250 student-athletes.
  • Today, it services over 2,000 student-athletes throughout the year.
  • Programs at various levels include soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, flag football, and girls lacrosse.
  • Competitive sports offered at the middle school level.
  • Developmental/recreational sports offered at the grade school level.
  • All CYS coaches undergo a FBI background check and Safe Environment Training.
  • All CYS coaches are required to attend a Play Like a Champion Today Educational Series workshop.

Clubs

Mary’s Helpers Rosary and Prayer Group

Quill Society

The Comet Student Newspaper

National Junior Honor Society

Altar Servers

Student Council

… And More


Media Center

Annunciation Catholic Academy is blessed with an outstanding Media Center which combines modern technology with comfortable reading spaces. Our collection consists of over 10,000 books, over 1,000 audio visual materials, teacher resources and parent resources. These materials are available for student, teacher, and parent check-out.

The media center is open from 7:30 AM to 3:45 PM each school day.


Technology

Annunciation Catholic Academy is committed to the integration of technology throughout the educational process. All grade levels utilize computers on a daily basis as part of their basic instruction. Each classroom has a minimum of five networked computers with Internet access, an interactive whiteboard, projector, television, and an overhead sound system. Additionally, mobile sets of netbooks and iPads are utilized by students. Technology is also evident in the IDEA Hub, the math lab, the computer and language learning lab, and the Maker Space, an area dedicated to STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, & Math).

State of the Art Sound and Lighting Stage Equipment

Each year, middle school students put on a theater production alternating between musicals and dramas. Our students’ many talents are highlighted through the use of our modern theatrical stage which includes state of the art lighting and sound equipment.