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.
- Third Thursday Pancake Run — Thursday, Aug. 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Walk to End Alzheimer's — Saturday, August 25
- Spirit Week — August 27 - 30
- Family Potluck and Kids vs. Parents Soccer — Tuesday, August 28 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Labor Day - 4-day weekend — No school Friday, Aug. 31 or Monday, Sept. 3
Third Thursday Pancake Run
All students and their families are invited to join Mr. Smith for a 7:00 a.m. mile run and then a pancake breakfast. The run begins promptly at 7:00, so plan to arrive before that time. We do this every month. Come join the fun!
We're beginning clubs this week. Some are not quite ready to go, but we'll walk a little before we run! If you haven't turned in your club form, please do so as soon as possible.
On Fridays, elementary students have a chance to buy small items from the Tuck Shop. The Tuck Shop is run by Student Council and sells small treats and drinks for 50¢ apiece. Students may not spend more than $2. Very little profit is made, but what profit there is is used to buy the prizes for the fall festival and activity items for the elementary. Secondary have the Tuck Shop available to them three times a day.
Family Potluck and Kids v. Parents Soccer
Our first family potluck is on Tuesday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m. Join us with a dish that will feed approximately 10 people. We’ll eat and then move to the parents vs. kids games. The first half will be elementary kids vs. parents in soccer. The second half will be secondary students vs. parents in flag football (or soccer, if more of them want that). Mrs. Smith will be recruiting parents… so don’t make eye contact if you don’t want to be asked!! Volunteers are always welcome!
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Running club: this is our first chance to go public. Anybody can join us at Elmer Thomas Park on Saturday, Aug. 25, to walk a mile for this worthy cause. Next running opportunity: Devil Dawg!
The week of the potluck and soccer game will be spirit week. More info to follow.
If your children plan to participate in any of our sports programs, they need sports physicals. You can find the forms on this web site. Click the "academic" tab and then "athletics."
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: Control.Visit TriOpinion.com
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