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.
- OSSM Mock MathCounts Competition (sec) — Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Wrestling Tournament at Westmoore — Saturday, Jan. 19
- No school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday — Monday, Jan. 21
- Teacher in-service training — Monday, Jan. 21
- Picture Retakes — Thursday, Jan. 24
- Wrestling Tournament in Marlow — Saturday, Jan. 26
- Speech Tournament in Prague — Saturday, Jan. 26
- MathCounts Competition — Saturday, Jan. 26
- 100th Day — Tuesday, Jan 29
- Circle the State Clinic and Concert — Tuesday, Jan. 29
Pictures and Yearbook Orders
This year, school pictures and school yearbooks will be ordered on the same form. It is going home today with your kids. If you would like retakes of the pictures, or if your child is new to LAAS, the retakes will be taken on Thursday, Jan. 24. There is a place on the order form to let us know you would like your child’s picture retaken/taken. Order for the first pictures and for yearbooks are due by Monday, Feb. 4. Checks should be made payable to LAAS.
Pancake Breakfast and 1-Mile Run
The Third Thursday Pancake Run will be held this Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:00 a.m. Elementary Running Club will officially begin again next Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Thanks for the support in Sulphur this weekend! We had some great matches and learned a lot. We're looking forward to wrestling in Westmoore, OK this weekend. The tournament takes place at the Westmoore High School this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1:00 p.m. Here are a few important timings to help you wrestle several great matches this Saturday. 1. Wrestlers' parents register ($25) for the tournament with Coach Smith during practice this Wednesday. 2. Wrestlers weigh in Friday night at 6:00 p.m. at MacArthur High School. 3. Wrestlers arrive at Westmoore High School (12613 S. Western Avenue, OKC, OK) no later than 12:30 p.m. this Saturday. The beginning wrestling tournament starts no earlier than 1:00 p.m. We will warm up at 12:30 (or as close to that time as possible). We're looking forward to a great tournament. Hope to see you there.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we will not be in school on Monday, Jan. 21. The teachers and staff will have an in-service training in preparation for our accreditation review early next year. We encourage you and your family to use the day in volunteer service.
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: Timing.Visit TriOpinion.com
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