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.
- Advnaced Tennis begins — Monday, Sept. 25 @38th Street from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Pop-a-Bot mBot Competition — Tuesday, Sept. 26 3:30 - 5:00
- Family Potluck and 1st Annual Hebocon — Tuesday, Sept. 26 6:00 p.m.
- Test Out of Elementary Spelling — Thursday, Sept. 28 3:30 - 4:30
- T-shirts/Hoodies come in — Sept. 29
- End of the 1st Quarter — Friday, Sept. 29
- Spirit of Survival Race — Sunday, Oct. 1
- Start of 2nd Quarter — Monday, Oct. 3
Advanced Tennis Begins
Advanced tennis begins this Monday night. Meet Mrs. Robinette at the 38th Street tennis courts at 6:00 p.m., tennis racket and a can of tennis balls in hand, ready to play some tennis. Practice will end at 7:00 p.m. Parents, you are invited to stay and watch. If you leave, please do not be late, as Mrs. Robinette has a family of her own to feed dinner and get started on homework. Thanks!
The kids raised $1,421.76! A school-wide vote ended in a tie for the charity to which these funds would go, so we sent $710.88 to Save the Children and $710,88 to The American Kidney Fund for hurricane victims who cannot get to dialysis centers. Thank you, Miriam, for initiating this drive!
1 st Annual LAAS Hebocon
Join us Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the pavilion for our monthly potluck and first-ever Hebocon! To play, your family just needs to take old electronic toys and repurpose them into a deliberately terrible robot. In fact, points are taken off for technologically-gifted robots, so no worries! Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqfRsQkFMc to see a Hebocon video and get some ideas. We will have an award for the winning family, and we will be announcing the winner of Pop-a-Bot as well as introducing you to our next BEST Robotics challenge. Join us for an evening of STEM fun!
Become a Robotics Sponsor
If you look at the bottom of this page, you will see the people who sponsored our 2016 robotics team. For $25, they got their advertisements (or well wishes) on this web site, the robotics web site, our robotics team t-shirt, and in our yearbook. That's a lot of advertising for $25! To sign up as a 2017 sponsor, please visit www.lawtonacademyrobotics.com. Thank you!
Our first mBot competition is coming on Tuesday, Sept. 26. 3:30 - 5:00. (Runners come after running club.) Students should bring their mBot (with or without accessories) to Mrs. Smith's room for competition. We will continue until we have one winner, and that winner will receive a prize! Families are welcome to watch.
Spelling Test - Out
3rd - 5th graders who would like to test out of elementary spelling for good are invited to Mrs. Smith's room on Thursday, Sept. 28, to take the spelling test. Only test-takers will be allowed in the room. Parents, plan to pick your child up at 4:30. Results will be announced by Friday.
Spirit of Survival
Lawton Academy is an Aid Station Sponsor this year for Spirit of Survival. Students from the secondary will man the 10-mile rest stop. Kids: keep logging those miles toward the Kids' Marathon. Log your first 25 miles prior to Oct. 1. Then at 1:30 on Oct. 1, we will meet to run the last 1.2 miles together at the Spirit of Survival. Don't forget to register and to bring the logs with you!
One of ours on KSWO
Anna Rockwood was interviewed by KSWO this weekend, and she did a great job! Paste this URL into your address bar to see the interview: http://www.kswo.com/clip/13756886/book-swap-draws-crowd-of-young-readers
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: Everything.Visit TriOpinion.com
Thank you to our sponsors for all of their support! Click on an image to visit the sponsor's website.