Our Mission

Lake Mary High School students are prepared to enter an ever-changing, complex society equipped with a comprehensive academic foundation, a depth of knowledge, and a respect for self and others as productive citizens of the 21st Century.

Our Vision

Lake Mary High School is committed to the development of the 21st Century student by providing rigorous courses that foster intellectual curiosity. Students will build expertise through integrated technology within a blended curriculum in which they will utilize creative and critical thinking skills. Students will be provided with opportunities to engage in diverse content areas that encourage entrepreneurship and leadership.

Lake Mary High School is committed to the students’ personal development by utilizing curriculum that will focus on individual character and needs. Each course will provide strategies for students to learn the importance of collaboration and learning. Students will have the opportunity to explore future career interests through a diverse selection of electives that are relevant and valuable for an ever-changing society. Individuals will demonstrate personal integrity, the highest standards of behavior, and initiative in their education.

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SCPS Mission

The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all Early Childhood Program and PreK-Grade 12 students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens in our great country and in the global economy.

Speak Out

An anonymous tip line serving six Central Florida counties provides a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days a week for youth, parents and teachers who call to report crimes or potential crimes in the schools, neighborhoods or homes where young people live. If a tip leads to solving a crime or resolving an unsafe situation the tipster may be eligible for a cash reward.

Speak Out: 1-800-423-8477 or www.speakouthotline.org

Young Men/Women of Excellence: Mission & Goals

Young Men & Women of Excellence is an innovative program designed in developing its members into successful leaders while promoting a way of life that exemplifies excellence. Our program empowers its students by establishing mentorship opportunities, team-building and helping students cultivate the necessary skills and strategies to achieve their goals. Currently the Young Men & Women of Excellence program is in six of the nine Seminole County high schools, collectively serving over 400 students.

Program Requirements

- academic gpa of 3.00 or higher
- positive behavioral standing
- strong leadership qualities
- teacher recommendation
- member application
- student interview

Program Opportunities

- college visits
- in-field career opportunities
- scholarship opportunities
- networking events
- campus recognition
- volunteer opportunities
- college resume building
- college recommendation letter
- financial education
- career readiness
- public speaking
- leadership opportunities
- character development 
- team building
- group retreats
- mentorship & tutoring

Testimonials & Quotes

I find myself in an amazing, peaceful, non-judgmental, and heartfelt environment which radiates loads of positive energy. This class is always something I looked forward to which helped eased my mind off a typical stressful school day. Having the opportunity to be around different, amazing, talented, and beautiful young women, especially with the influence of an awesome teacher. Mrs. Lupis has qualities of an excellent mentor who is always very encouraging, motivating and helped enhance my personal growth in so many ways.


This program challenged me and took me out of my comfort zone. I learned to take risks and face my fears. I gained so much more confidence and have learned to embrace the principles of giving thanks and change. I have learned to adapt self-love and learned to stay true to myself. I have learned new life principles and how to stay responsible, engaged and committed; but most of all to hear and listen to different opinions and perspective on a variety of both regular and sensitive topics and issues. 


This part of the class was an eye-opening experience and an opportunity that helped expand my mind. YWOE gave me this experience and its been a blessing ever since. It enhanced my growth process in becoming the strong, wise, independent and responsible young woman I aspire to be. I am looking forward to more wonderful experiences in the future with this program."


-Michelle Sarkodee- 11th grade

About Us

Young Women of Excellence Sponsor, Kelly Lupis


Kelly Lupis is entering her 13th year of teaching and her passion for connecting, influencing and guiding students continues to grow immensely throughout the years. As a certified personal fitness teacher Kelly has adapted the Yoga and meditation program at Lake Mary as well as the Young Women of Excellence program (YWOE).


In her YWOE class, students will learn to take risks, gain confidence and embrace the principles of gratitude and growth. Students will also learn to embrace self love, responsibility, commitment and most importantly listen and respect the difference of opinions of their fellow classmates.


Being involved in the YWOE program will give female students the opportunity to enhance and grow into becoming the strong, wise, confident and dependable Queens that are inside of each woman! The time spent in the classroom will provide positive change and self-reflection. This will grant opportunities for students to learn about themselves and others while developing into the best versions of oneself in all aspects of life!



Young Men of Excellence Sponsor, Joel Ortiz


The right support is key for encouraging young minds. As the underclassmen instructor for YMOE, Mr. Ortiz's approach to teaching is based on practical action steps and strategies that assist students with accomplishing their goals, as well as, helping them define what noble manhood means through leadership principles. His professionalism, personal experiences and passion for motivation make his style of delivery unique, uplifting and packed with a high dose of accountability. 

Encouraging students and constantly asking the right questions are vital components for the development of future leaders. The Young Men of Excellence program is a dynamic classroom experience which provides students the opportunity to gain clarity, confidence and the necessary life skills to move one step closer to post high school success.

"The role of a leader is not to get people to follow them, but to empower others to lead."       - Bill George


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