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.
- Family Potluck and 2nd Annual Hebocon — Tuesday, Sept. 25 @ 6:00 p.m.
- 3rd-5th CLEP Spelling Test — Thursday, Sept. 27, 3:30 - 4:30
- End of the 1st Quarter — Friday, Sept. 28
- School t-shirts should be here — Thursday, Oct. 4
- Fun Friday Babysitting — Friday, Oct. 5, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
- 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
Twelve Secondary Students Make All-Region!
Our secondary middle school and high school choirs have been learning some really challenging music (baroque, Brazilian, etc) this last month, and last Saturday they tried out for the Southwest All-Region Honor Choir. Twelve of our students made the choir! Congrats to Vanessa, Katie, Dawn, Ana, Anna, Jace, Jason, Jonathon, Bonita, Winston, Walden, and Sofia! We are so proud of you. If you'd like to hear them in concert, it will be Monday, Oct. 15, here in town. Save the date!
Family Potluck and 2nd Annual Hebocon
Has your family started on its Hebocon robot yet? We hope so! This is a really fun competition. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 25, @ 6:00 p.m. for the potluck. We will begin the Hebocon at 6:30. If you’re just getting served, you can bring your plate with you to watch the fun!
It's once again time to update the ads on our school and robotics web sites. This is an annual fundraiser for the secondary robotic team. For $25, you get your business advertised on the two web sites and in our school yearbook, and the business name goes on our robotics t-shirt and on our display. Don't have a business? You can make a "Good Luck" donation of $25 that will run on the sites, as well as be on the t-shirt. You'll notice if you click on an ad on this web site, it links directly to that business's own web site. To become a sponsor (which really means "advertise on our web sites and shirts), just contact Mrs. Smith or one of the secondary students. Thank you!
The end of the quarter is on Friday, Sept. 28, so it is, of course, time to spell! Students in elementary, grades 3 - 5, have the chance to test out of all spelling for the rest of elementary school on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 3:30 in Mrs. Smith's room. We attempt 150 words, so plan for it to take an entire hour. This is an optional event. Good luck to those of you trying!
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/
Fun Friday Babysitting... Oct. 5
Our Oct. 5 Fun Friday Babysitting will be our Scooby Doo-themed night. Besides watching some classis Scooby Doo episodes for our movie, the secondary will be dressed up as characters from a mystery that the elementary must solve. It's going to be a great time! Don't miss it!
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: Volunteering.Visit TriOpinion.com
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