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.
- Elementary Progress Reports go home — Monday, Oct. 8
- Secondary students take PSAT 8/9 and PSAT NMSQE — Wednesday, Oct. 10 (all morning - all 6th - 11th grades)
- Fourth Grade to Jahn Pumpkin Patch — Wednesday, Oct. 10
- Archery Tournament at Trinity — Friday, Oct. 12 from 4:00 - 5:00
- BEST Robotics Practice Day — Saturday, Oct. 13 time TBD
- Spirit of Survival — Sunday, Oct. 14 (Secondary students are manning a rest stop at the half-marathon turn-around)
- Southwest Oklahoma All-Region Honor Choirs — Monday, Oct. 15 all day (Everyone's invited to the concert @ 7:00 at FBC here in town.)
- Fall Break — Oct. 15- 19
- Sophomores/Juniors leave for Chicago — Tuesday, Oct. 16
- School resumes — Monday, Oct. 22
- "Third" Thursday Pancake Mile Run — Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00 a.m.
- BEST Robotics Game Days — Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 & 27
- Family Potluck and Fall Festival — Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Elementary progress reports will go out Monday, Oct. 8.
Scholastic Book Orders
Book orders for Mrs. Johnson's, Mrs. Jump's, Mrs. Price's, and Mr. Smith's classes are all due by Friday, Oct. 12. If you order online, remember to put "Laurie Calton" as the teacher, as she does all the ordering for those classes. Secondary students, your book orders are due by Friday as well.
Fall Break will be Monday, Oct. 15 - Friday, Oct. 19. School will resume on Monday, Oct. 22. Happy Fall!
Spirit of Survival
Be sure to register for the 2018 Spirit of Survival run and bike ride online. Parents, there is a Kids Marathon, too! Our secondary kids are manning the rest stop at the half-marathon turn-around point. Come join us in this great way to raise money for cancer research!
Southwest Oklahoma All-Region Honor Choir
You are cordially invited to hear twelve of our secondary students in concert with two hundred of the best voices in SW Oklahoma schools on Monday, Oct. 15, @ 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church on 5th and B.
October Family Potluck and Fall Festival
Tuesday Oct. 30 , from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. is our Family Potluck and Fall Festival. Bring your children in costume (or not, if you’d like). We have free carnival games for them to play, including a cupcake walk and prizes for the best costumes and decorated or carved pumpkins. It’s a fun night for the whole family! Be sure your kiddos bring their treat bags for goodies at the games.
LAAS receives the 2018 Values Driven Award of Excellence for our State!
The Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences is the recipient of the AdvancED Midwest Region’s 2018 Values Driven Award of Excellence for the state of Oklahoma. According to the letter announcing the award, our school was selected as a result of modeling AdvancED values and because of our consistent demonstration of going above and beyond to ensure all learners under our care realize their maximum potential. Mr. Johnson will travel to Illinois at the end of October to accept the award. AdvancED is the world’s largest community of education professionals, and they focus on accrediting and aiding school across the US and in 70 other nations. You can view the story on KSWO at this site: http://www.kswo.com/2018/09/21/lawton-academy-awarded-academic-excellence/
A look ahead into November...
Tuesday, Nov. 6: Usborne Book Sale OBI Blood Drive Infinity Committee Meeting Thursday, Nov. 8: School Pictures Day Friday, Nov. 9: Fun Friday Babysitting Monday, Nov. 12: Veteran's Day Observed - No school M - F, Nov. 19 - 23: Thanksgiving Break
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: Intelligence.Visit TriOpinion.com
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