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2020-2021 - Welcome to acceleration east

If you plan to take advantage of getting school meals this school year and you are participating in LaunchEd, have no fear... we've got you! We need to know how many to expect. Please complete this form if you plan to come by and pick up meals. We will have meals available beginning Monday, August 10th, and you can pick up every Monday from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Please complete this form by Friday, August 7th, 2020.

Click here to access the AEHS Grab and Go meal form.

Virtual Meet the Teacher
Click on the names below to meet some of the Faculty of Acceleration East High School:
Douglas Loftus, Principal
Sam Demarco, Math Teacher
Barry Hall, Testing Coordinator
Susan Ker, Drawing and English Teacher
Lurdes Lopez, OCVS Teacher
Yesenia Maldonado, English Teacher
Angella Marshall, Business Teacher
Norma Medina, World History Teacher
Amanda Melton, Math and ASL Teacher
Vanessa Roca & Kim Smith, Guidance Counselor and Staffing Specialist
Lynn Shewchuk, History and Psychology Teacher
Alka Singh, Science Teacher
John Soriano, SAFE Coordinator
Cole Trimble, PE Teacher
James "Chief" Williams, Dean
Jamie Williams, English Teacher


Principal's Message

September 1, 2020

I ran track for Florida State University while in college. Like any college student, sometimes I probably did not make the best decisions, but when I was part of the FSU track team I learned a lot about loyalty and friendship. We had a saying which was this: "We are here for each other, no matter what." This fell out of the mutual respect and underlying love we had for one another as teammates. We competed against very tough Division I schools, had demanding practices, were engaged in constant training really year-round and did all this while attending one of the top academic schools in the state. We had to perform in the classroom and make the grades to compete for FSU.

In the midst of so many things happening around us - we need to extend love and we need to extend respect. I've always felt school is family, and not just for the students. For the teachers and staff, too. Many of us spend as much or more time with your kids than we do our own. How could we not love them, want more for them, and insist on providing a safe, prosperous future replete with opportunity and equality?

We could all use a little more love from each other, a little more respect for each other so that we can see our children rise to meet the challenges of today in the spirit of building a better tomorrow. Love and respect can be given and received. It can be done in small doses - being on time to class, having your camera on, paying someone a compliment, encouraging each other. But, we can and must do this!

Love and respect,

Doug Loftus
Proud Principal

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