Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow
Lawton Academy provides a differentiated curriculum aimed at meeting the needs of gifted students. Classes are designed to engage students in meaningful research, to develop problem-solving strategies, and to promote critical and creative thinking through a rigorous curriculum that not only satisfies their intellectual curiosity, but also creates the opportunity for maximizing potential. Students at Lawton Academy are required to explore the arts and academics fully, with participation in advanced-level classes and fine arts (music, art, technology, public speaking/theater) being required of all students. Being identified as a "gifted learner" is not necessary for admission. Many of our students are self-motivated learners who enjoy the opportunity to work alongside others committed to the learning process.
Accredited by AdvancED
Lawton Academy is accredited by North Central Association, Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)/AdvancEd which is recognized for accreditation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
We also offer scholarship opportunities through the Opportunity Scholarship Fund, a tax-credit scholarship fund that provides scholarships to Oklahoma K-12 students.
- PSAT (taken by all 9th, 10th, 11th) — Wednesday, Oct. 11 8:00 - noon
- Parent Q & A Session — Thursday, Oct. 12 Elem: 5:30 - 6:30; Sec: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Fall Break - No School — Oct. 16 - 20
- School Resumes — Oct. 23
- All-Region Choir — Monday, Oct. 16 all day and that evening
- Chicago Trip (10th 11th, 12th) — Oct. 16 (after concert) - Oct. 21
- Third - make that FOURTH - Thursday Morning Run and Pancake Breakfast — Thursday, Oct. 26 @ 7:00 a.m.
- Fall Festival and Family Potluck — Monday, Oct. 30 6:00 p.m. in the pavilion
We are not out of school on Columbus Day
We have had many questions regarding the red squares on the school calendar. Those are federal holidays. Some we are out of school for and some we are not. If the square is blacked out, we are out of school. We do not take Columbus Day off because we are out of school for the entire next week.
Wrestling Parents' Meeting
Wrestling season begins soon! If your on the team and have not registered yet with USA Wrestling Association, please see Mr. Smith ASAP to do so.
Thank you to all the parents who helped transport and supervise students on our visit to the Jahn Pumpkin Hill Farms last Thursday. We had a blast! Thank you also to the Keys family for loaning us their bus. I know several parents thought we got a new bus at school. Nope, just a loaner... but we are so appreciative!
All freshmen - juniors are required to take the PSAT as their standardized test for LAAS. We will be taking it from 8:00 - 12:00 on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The cost per student is $13, due by that day.
Parent Q & A - Thurs., Oct. 12
We’ve changed a lot this year, and we know you know better now what to ask than you did at Open House. So, on Thursday, Oct. 12, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Smith will be available to answer questions from elementary parents from 5:30—6:30 in Mrs. Jump’s classroom. Then Mrs. Smith will move to her room to answer questions from secondary parents from 7:00 - 8:00. We have no agenda... we're just there to answer any questions you might have about procedure, policies, or how to help your child be more successful.
Fall Break - No school
We are out of school for the week of Oct. 16 - 20. School will resume on Oct. 23. Those secondary who made All-Region Honor Choir, we will attend the clinic on Monday during fall break, with the concert being that evening.
Third - Make that FOURTH - Thursday Morning Run & Pancake Breakfast
Because the third Thursday falls during Fall Break, the running club will move the Third Thursday run to Oct. 26 @ 7:00 a.m. Running club and Mrs. Johnson's tennis will not meet during Fall Break. Coaches of the other sports will let your child know if practices will happen for their activity during Fall Break at this week's practice.
Fall Festival & Family Potluck,Monday, Oct. 30
Due to Halloween falling on a Tuesday this year, we will have our annual Fall Festival on a Monday evening. We will have free carnival-type games for the kids from 6:00 - 7:15. There will also be costume judging and decorated or cut Jack-o-lantern judging (pre-decorated/painted). The eating will occur simultaneously. Join us in the pavilion for a truly fun evening!
TriOpinion is a three-generation blog hosted by Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Smith, and her daughter Bria (a LAAS graduate). Topics are updated on Sundays and always pertain to some aspect of being/raising gifted kids. This week's topic: Perceptions.Visit TriOpinion.com
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