Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow
Lawton Academy believes that gifted children are an important resource for solving problems of the future. As such, it is our intent to encourage students to think as employers rather than employees. It is the responsibility of this school to provide 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. Students will be offered a rigorous curriculum that will not only satisfy their intellectual curiosity, but will also create the opportunity for maximizing potential. Because gifted students learn well in several modalities, the students at Lawton Academy will be required to explore the arts and sciences fully, with participation in advanced-level classes and fine arts (music, art, technology, public speaking/theater) being required of all students.
- Thanksgiving Break — Monday, Nov. 21 - Friday, Nov. 25
- Frontier Trails BEST Robotics Competition in Ft. Smith — Thursday, Dec. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 3
- Christmas Program — Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
- Archery Scrimmage w/ Trinity Christian Academy — Friday, Dec. 9 @ 12:30 i the pavilion
- Shortgrass Honor Band Tryouts in Cordell — Saturday, Dec. 10
- Secondary Winter Gala — Monday, Dec. 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Secondary Winter Formal — Monday, Dec. 12 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
- Seconday Late Arrival to School — Tuesday, Dec. 13 (10 a.m.)
- Class Christmas Parties — Tuesday, Dec. 13
- Last Day of School for the Quarter — Tuesday, Dec. 13
- Winter Break — Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Monday, Jan. 2
- School Resumes — Tuesday, Jan. 3
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.
Scholarship Opportunities are coming to LAAS!
This is two-phase operation, but both phases offer great possibilities for LAAS families, now and in the future. In this initial phase, we are building our scholarship funds. If you or a friend or family member chooses to make a donation to Opportunity Scholarship Fund specifically for Lawton Academy scholarships, you receive a tax credit that directly reduces your Oklahoma state taxes on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Read more at www.osfkids.org.
The second phase will be the opportunity for kids attending LAAS to apply for scholarships from that money for this next school year. This is a great opportunity because we can help families who really need education for gifted kids but can't afford it. It's a win-win!
Archery Scrimmage with Trinity Christian Academy: Friday, Dec. 9 from 12:30 - 2:45. Those who didn’t shoot last time will shoot this time.
Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 21 - 25
School will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
Lawton Academy students have been so very successful this week! Congratulations to Imelda Bacon for making All-State Choir and to all the the kids in the picture to the left who won at the Marlow Speech Tournament this weekend. They even took 2nd place Sweepstakes! Way to go!
No Fun Friday Babysitting in December
Don't be sad! It's for a good reason! Lawton Academy Robotics Team won at State competition and we're headed to Ft. Smith to Regionals!
Our Christmas Program will be on Thursday night, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. We're having a cookie exchange. Bring 1 or 2 dozen cookies your family made, and leave with 1 or 2 dozen cookies from other families! We're caroling at the retirement center across the field as well. Join our fun evening!
Dec. 14 - Jan. 2
School resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
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: Excess.