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.
- Wrestling Practices begin — Tuesday, Oct. 27 3:30 - 5:00 in the elementary gym
- Secondary PSAT Testing — Thursday, Oct 29 all morning
- Monster Ball - Fall Festival Alternative — Friday, Oct. 30
- Secondary Halloween Parties — Friday, Oct. 30 after school
- Veteran's Day - No School — Wednesday - Nov. 11
School Closed Tuesday, Oct. 27 Due to Inclement Weather
The school will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 27 due to inclement weather. We will NOT be doing classes on Zoom.
LAAS Wrestling through USA Wrestling Begins
Glad to see so many wrestlers come to the info meeting last week. Practice times will be a little strange until the secondary wing is completed. For now, practices will be Tuesday from 3:30—5:00 in the gym and Thursday from 4:30—5:30 in the gym. When the secondary wing is done, Tuesday practices will remain the same (same time and place), and Thursday practices will be from 3:30—5:00 in the secondary gym area.
Elementary Running Club on Break; HS Cross Country Team
Elementary Running Club: We are stopping practices for the winter months. We will announce the start back up in Spring. Congratulations go out to our HS Cross Country Team, especially Konner who became our first-ever OSSAA Sports State Qualifier!!
The Monster Ball - Friday, Oct. 30
Friday, Oct. 30 Come one, come all, to the Monster Ball! Because of bad weather in the evening, we will be doing our Ball during the school day. PK—3rd Monster Ball will be in the gym; 4th/5th Monster Ball will be in Mr. Smith’s room; Secondary Monster Ball will be in the secondary auditorium. Kids can wear their costumes to school. There will be a costume contest in each Ball. Kids can also bring their painted or carved jack-o’-lanterns for that contest. Please don’t wait to bring the pumpkin until 2:00; bring it in the morning, as judging might be going on all day. Each building will have a winner. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join us. Adults, please remember your mask (for Covid safety, not costume). Cheer will perform right at 2:00 if the weather permits. ]
PSAT 8/9 and PSAT NMSQT
The secondary students (grades 6 - 11) will be taking the PSAT 8/8 and the PSAT NMSQT on Thursday, Oct. 29. All students should be in their designated testing place NLT 8:05. Please reschedule any appointments. Students who miss this exam will have to take the grade level appropriate ITBS over several days in the spring.
Daily Pre-screening Questions
We sent home a list of questions that each parent should answer regarding his/her child each day reagrding exposure to Covid. Be sure to post this list to your refrigerator or bulletin board and check that all answers are "no" daily. Let Mrs. Smith know if you have lost yours. Thank you!
Veteran's Day - No school
There will be no school on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of America's veterans. Many of our staff and parents are among the members of this group, and we cannot thank you enough for your service!!
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