About The Council

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 Business Advisory Council

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 Council is made up of 5 committees plus the various executive positions necessary to run the council. These committees are:

To find out more about what each committee does and the role they play, visit their page by clicking on them.


We run/support/orchestrate several programs throughout the year, designed to provide Crooms AoIT and its students 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.

  • 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!

Check out:
Crooms AoIT BAC Charter
Official Crooms AoIT BAC Bylaws