S.T.E.A.M. is an educational approach to learning at Valrico Lake Advantage Academy that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
The elementary and middle school curriculum provides for appropriate instruction based upon the state curriculum frameworks and course description, the Florida Standards and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards prescribed by the Florida State Department of Education.
As with all handbooks it is important to try to list every possible situation that might arise in a school. We have attempted to cover as many areas of concern as possible. Please consult with the administrative team should there be any questions regarding the expectations of the handbook.
Please read this handbook very carefully. We also require you to read the School District Student Code of Conduct via the district website. Students will be provided a page that requires the signature of the student and parent/guardian. The signed formed must be returned to school for placement in the student file.
Outside Food and Lunch Deliveries
For safety and to minimize disruptions, students are not permitted to order food deliveries of any kind during school hours or after school hours. Orders from Uber Eats, Grub Hub, pizza delivery, etc. will be declined by the front office.
Parents/Guardians should not bring or drop off food for students, unless prior permission has been given by the school administration.
In accordance with federal anti-discrimination laws and the Florida Educational Equity Act, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.