Explore the Council

Explore the Council

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Part of what makes Crooms Academy of Information Technology (AoIT) unique is its commitment to making technology education relevant to the “real world.” To forge that vital link, we rely on partners from the local business community and offer a large number of programs to engage with students and teachers.

The mission of the Crooms Academy of Information Technology’s Business Advisory Council is to support the goals of the school. The Council provides advisory and partnership services to enable a smooth student transition into higher education and the technology workforce. The Council creates awareness, facilitates growth and solicits support for the academy’s programs.

The BAC helps Crooms Academy provide their students with programs like internships, career information sessions, and workplace tours, as well as set them up for success. If you are interested in joining this council and supporting our students, feel free to look around this website and email cathy_alper@scps.k12.fl.us or call (407) 320 5749.


The BAC coordinates and/or supports several programs throughout the year designed to provide students of Crooms AoIT ways to accomplish their goals and reach their destinations.  Below is a list of several such programs.

  • Mentoring
  • Internships
  • Job Shadowing (11th Grade)
  • Career Related Programs
    • Success Skills Program (9th Grade)
    • Enhanced Success Skills Program (10th Grade)


Along with various programs, we also host and/or assist in various events during the year.

  • Sanford Riverwalk 5K (October)
  • Teach-In Day (November)
  • TechFest (March) *

* TechFest is the BAC’s signature event. To find out more, visit the TechFest website.

Join The Community

If you are interested in joining the Crooms AoIT Business Advisory Council, please contact Cathy Alper (cathy_alper@scps.k12.fl.us or call (407) 320 5749).  More details about the council’s mission and goals will be shared at that time.  We NEED you!

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The Council is made up of five committees plus the various executive positions necessary to run the council. Click a committee name to find out more about what that committee does and the role they play in the BAC.

Worksite Tours / Internship
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