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.
- Yearbook orders due — Friday, Jan. 29
- McAlester Speech Competition — Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29, 30
- MathCounts Competition — Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 & 6
- Valentine's Parties — Friday, Feb. 12
- Presidents' Day - Professional Day - No School for Kids — Monday, Feb. 15
Tours for Fall Enrollment
We will begin tours and interviews for fall admission in February. To get on the schedule, please call 580-536-1900. Those applying by March 1 will know results by March 5.
Last Day to Order Yearbooks - Jan. 29
This is the last week to order a yearbook. You can find the link to the order form on the picture order form Mrs. Smith sent by email. (We don't want to list it here in such a public place!)
Get Valentine Cards for Donation to the American Cancer Association
Please consider having your child “purchase” their Valentine cards here at the school. Every year, we put card sets out. The students can make a donation to the American Cancer Society for the cards. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Also, the LAAS Secondary Choir will be selling online Singing Telegrams to be sent out on Valentine’s Day. Look for more info to follow!
Valentine’s Day Parties Friday, Feb. 12 Watch for information from your child’s teacher.
Masks Recommended on Kids
We’re not out of the woods yet! Please consider masking your child for his /her safety and ours!!! All adults entering the building must wear a mask.
February 15 Professional Day for Staff No school for Kids
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!
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: Work: Put Something into Life to Get Anything Out .Visit TriOpinion.com
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