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.
Accreditation Index of Education Quality (IEQ) score of 361.5
IEQ results are reported on a scale of 100—400 and provide information about how the institution is performing compared to expected criteria. The 5-Year IEQ Range of scores for all schools evaluated is 278.34-283.33.
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. Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
- Tuesday, Jan.. 28 all day — Circle the State with Song Clinic and Concert
- Friday, Jan. 31 — School Picture Retakes
- Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 — Comanche Speech and Debate Tournament
- Saturday, Feb. 1 — MacArthur High School Archery Meet
- Thursday, Feb. 6 — 5th Grade Shadow Day
- Thursday, Feb. 6 — Secondary Potluck and Honor Society Induction
- Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 — Prague Speech and Debate Tournament
- Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Last day to order Singing Valentines
- Wednesday, Feb. 12 — State Archery Meet
- Friday, Feb. 14 — Singing Valentines Delivered
- Friday, Feb. 14 — Valentine Parties
- Friday, Feb. 14 — Photo and Yearbook Orders due
- Saturday, Feb. 15 — MathCounts Competition at Cameron
We are scheduling tours/interviews for next school year now.
We are accepting appointments for tours/interviews for the 2020-21 academic year. We will make early admission decisions on March 1. All interviewees after March 1 will learn of status at regular admission on June 1. To set up a tour/interview, please call the school at 580-536-1900.
Circle the State with Song
Twelve of our fourth, fifth and sixth graders have been working since the first week of school on festival music, and the festival has finally arrived! These students will spend Tuesday at the practice clinic, and then the concert will that evening at First Baptist Church. Good luck, Circle the Staters!
Picture and Yearbook orders are due by Friday, Feb. 14. Email Mrs. Smith to send you the form if you did not receive one in the Monday folders. Retakes: Retakes will occur on Friday, Jan. 31. Please send Mrs. Smith an email if you want retakes. If she doesn’t respond to you, she has missed your email. (Something is making some of her important mail go to spam and some of her spam go to her inbox!)
Soccer Registration Forms due by Jan. 31st. It's time to register for Spring Soccer. We are trying to field teams from U4 all the way up to U16. Return the registration form to the school (with the registration fee), NOT directly to Lawton Soccer Club. We turn in all registrations together as a school, and that ensures that our kids are on the LAAS teams. We need some additional coaches, as well. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Smith.
Comanche Debate and Speech Tournament
LAAS Secondary Debate team will compete at Comanche High School on Friday, Jan. 31, and the Speech team will compete on Saturday, Feb. 1. See Canvas for details.
The MacArthur High School Archery Tournament is Saturday, Feb. 1. State Archery Tournament is Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the State Fairgrounds. We will be traveling up together that day. Be sure your archery team shirt is clean and bring some money for lunch. More details to follow in archery practice.
Valentines Day is special at LAAS. STUCO has purchased several class set boxes of Valentines Cards. If students will "purchase" from these (located in the elementary office), the donation price will go directly to the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life. The students are going to fill out any remaining cards, and the secondary students will deliver these cards to the VA Center and to at least one nursing home here in town. Join us in spreading the love!
Choir to Deliver Singing Valentines
LAAS Secondary Choir will be delivering Singing Valentines on Feb. 14. You can order and pay for the Singing Valentines at this site: https://laassingingvalentine.eventbrite.com/ Just click on the ticket you want to order!
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: Passion.Visit TriOpinion.com
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