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.
- Oklahoma Engineering Fair — Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 8:15 - 3:30
- Vocal Solo & Ensemble Competition at FBC — Friday, Feb. 23 @ 8:00 a.m.
- Fun Friday Babysitting — Friday, Feb. 23 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
- MathCounts Competition — Saturday, Feb. 24
- LAAS Chili Cook-off and Salsa Showdown — Tuesday, Feb. 27 @ 6:00 p.m.
- 1st/2nd Graders Science Principles Fair — Tuesday, Feb. 27 (during class and at the Chili Cook-off)
- LAAS Honor Societies Inductions — Tuesday, Feb. 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Yearbook orders due — Wednesday, Feb. 28
- mBot Sumo Wrestling Matches — Tuesday, March 6 from 3:30 - 4:30
- Regional Speech Meet @ SWOSU — Fri - Sat, March 16 & 17
We are closed on Wednesday
We will not be open for school on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
No Elementary Running Club today
Tuesday, Feb. 20 No elementary running club today!
LAAS Families, the last day your child’s place in our enrollment is guaranteed for next year is Wednesday, Feb. 28. On March 1, we will begin accepting students from outside our current student body. If you lost the intent form given to you at the principal/parent conference, please let Michelle know and she will send another.
Oklahoma Engineering Fair in OKC
The entire secondary student body will travel to OKC Wednesday for the Oklahoma Engineering Fair. We leave promptly at 8:15 and will return by 3:30. We will update if the weather causes us to cancel.
Vocal Solo & Ensemble Competition
Congratulations to the band members who competed in solo and ensemble competitions last weekend! It's vocal members' turn. Members need to be at First Baptist Church - in uniform - by 8:00 a.m. on Friday. If you would like me to take your teen, please have him/her at the school in uniform by 7:30. Good luck to all!
Fun Fiday Babysitting
It’s finally back!! Join us this Friday night (Feb. 23) from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. (or some portion thereof) for the snowball fight and fun we were supposed to have in January! It’s going to be a ball… a SNOWBALL! Parents, please remember to feed your children before they come and send coats.
District MathCounts Competition
Our MathCounts team will be competing at Great Plains Technical School this Saturday. Good luck, Team!
1st/2nd Grade Science Principles Fair
The 1st and 2nd Graders have been learning science principles through experimentation. They have paired and made presentations to share select principles. Student pairs will be judged by their teachers next Tuesday, Feb. 27, during class. The displays will be left up, and students who can are invited to share their presentations with families coming to the Chili Cook-off & Salsa Showdown that evening. Come ask questions and see how much these scientists have learned!
Chili Cook-off & Salsa Showdown
It's time for our annual Chili Cook-off and Salsa Showdown! If you would like to compete, bring your crock pot of chili or container of salsa next Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. to Den 2. We will have power strips, crackers, chips, bowls, and spoons. We will also provide drinks. Don't have a chili or salsa? Maybe bring something that goes with that... like cornbread, maybe? All there will have a chance to vote. Winners of each receive a $50 Chili's gift card! See you there!
Honor Society Inductions
We have several new members of the JrLAAS Honor Society and LAAS Honor Society. Congratulations! These students will be inducted after the chili cook-off (approximately 7:30 p.m.) in Dr. Mortensen's room on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
It;s time to order yearbooks
Yearbook sales end Friday, Feb. 28, and the payment for the yearbook is due with the order. Our yearbooks this year are $35. Checks can be made payable to LAAS. The yearbooks typically arrive the first week of May. .
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