Vital Information
iMAGination, Inc.
Lake Region High School
1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

Phone:  (863) 297-3099

Areas of Interest:  Marketing, Graphic Design


Imagination, Inc.

CFDC: Imagination, Inc. Academy Teaches Students How to Effectively Run a Business

The Imagination Inc. Academy at Lake Region High School may seem like a regular academy focusing on business and technology, but one aspect makes it different from the rest. While most academies need some amount of funding to operate annually, Imagination Inc. Academy is almost completely sustainable.

Imagination, Inc. Academy, shortened as iMAG, focuses on a marketing and graphic design curriculum. iMAG students serve as marketing consultants as well as custom designers and learn both technical and creative skills including: vinyl cutting, screen printing, laser engraving, event planning, and designing logos. They also learn soft skills, such as customer service and time management. Some of the products iMAG can customize include vinyl signs, trophies, plaques, key chains, and t-shirts.

iMAG Winning Design

Design Star Competition Winner

In order to help spread the word about Polk's career academies, students were asked to design a t-shirt. Each academy's entry was posted on the Polk Academies Facebook Page where the community voted for their favorite. After all the votes had been cast, iMAG's design was the clear winner with 52% of the total votes. T-shirts with the winning design will be produced and used to recruit future academy students.

Gramps and the Kid

Gramps and the Kid: iMag's National Animatronic Contest Winner

An animatronic is a robotic device that communicates, entertains, informs, and demonstrates a topic, idea, or concept. This year, Imag's Animatronic team created "Getting Connected with Cell Phones, starring Gramps and the Kid". The purpose of the animatronic was to introduce younger students and others to the history of telecommunications, with an emphasis on cell phone history, and to provide tips on cell phone etiquette.

Imag Logo

Imag Students Win Animatronics Contest

In 2007 Lake Region students constructed their first Animatronic out of art supplies and LEGO parts, though primitive, they placed 2nd at the Florida TSA State Competition and 1st and the National TSA Competition. The 2008 version placed 1st at the state competition and 2nd at the national competition. With advancements in available materials and some experience, the 2009 addition named "Ben Cruzin' " was constructed. Ben is an animatronic crash test dummy whose primary focus is to educate drivers by providing safety tips.