Admissions

Families with students currently enrolled at Lawton Academy are given the opportunity to renew their contracts  in January and February  of each year. Admission opportunities are available for new students in March. Lawton Academy has one class per grade level (JrK – 12th), and classes may have 18 students maximum, with the exception of the JrK class, which caps at 15 students and has a teacher’s aide in the classroom. Available slots in each classroom are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If a classroom has filled, a waiting list will be made.  If a slot becomes available within a previously closed class,  the family of the next student on the waiting list will be contacted to determine if admission is still desired.

FORMS

 

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How To Apply

Step 1: You’re already doing the first step! Reading this web site is a must.   Peruse this site for information about our educational philosophy, tuition, scholarship opportunities, and other pertinent information.

Step 2: Call (580)536-1900 to set up a tour. Open enrollment begins March 1.

Step 3: Visit the school with your child. It is important that your child know what kind of facility we have, especially at the secondary level.

Tour only:  If you would like to see the school during the school day, this is the option for you.  No interviews will be done during school hours, however, as all tour leaders are also teachers and need to limit time out of the classroom. Those who set up a tour only will need to initiate the next step if admission is desired.

After School Hours Tour with Admission Interview: Those who set up a tour and an admission interview should bring:

1)  a completed  application for admission (found online)

2)  a copy of the student’s birth certificate

3)  a copy of the student’s shot record

4)  the last report card, showing the last three semesters of grades

5)  the last standardized test taken (4th graders and above)

6)  competed Financial Aid form, if assistance is desired (only available until April 1 of the semester prior to attendance).

7) No money should be brought to the admissions interview. You may, however, turn in your application at that interview if you’d like. Once we receive an application packet, we will begin the process of admitting or denying admittance to a student.

You can, of course, also set up a tour after school hours without the admissions interview.

Step 4: Plan to meet with us for at least an hour.  During the interview portion, we will visit about expectations – yours and ours – and we will assess the student’s current educational level.  Because our program is specifically designed for gifted students, we want to ensure proper placement.  Students who have not been placed in a gifted/talented program previously, but who are highly self-driven do well at our school.  Therefore, being identified as “gifted and talented” is not necessarily a prerequisite.

Step 5: We will inform you of acceptance or denial of admission within one week of that date or of receipt thereafter.  A contract will also be sent with the acceptance letter. A student who has been “accepted” is not automatically enrolled in Lawton Academy.  To be enrolled, the family must pay the one-time non-refundable $500 deposit.  For those students “accepted” but awaiting news of financial assistance, the $500 deposit is still required, but $450 is refundable should no financial assistance be given and the student be unable to attend. (The remaining $50 is a non-refundable application fee.)  It is important to note that the $500 fee is one time only and per family, not student. Acceptance to the school is required before a request for financial aid can be sent to Opportunity Scholarship Fund; however, you may send in the financial aid forms with the application if you intend to apply and the final submission date of April 1 has not passed.    If a student’s ability to attend is based upon receiving financial assistance and that assistance is not awarded or the amount awarded is insufficient, the family will be given the opportunity to withdraw the application for admission and the signed contract will become null and void.

Because this school is specifically designed for gifted students, its owners reserve the right to deny admittance to students who are not gifted.  Gifted students thrive in the atmosphere of competition we have created.  Students who are not gifted often feel undue stress at the level of competition.  It is not our intention to put a child through unnecessary stress.  We are not designed to be a “boot camp” for discipline problems, and we do not take students who have been suspended or expelled from another school.  Admittance into our high school requires at least a 2.8 GPA.

Tuition

E-mail address: jkjohnson4411@gmail.com

Phone: 580-536-1900

Fax: 580-536-2972

Further Information: e-mail jkjohnson4411@gmail.com

Grade Range:

  • Elementary: JrK – 5th grade
  • Middle School: 6th – 8th
  • High School: 9th – 12th

Educational Focus: College Preparatory; Gifted and Talented; Individualized Skill Tracking

Student/Teacher Ratio:

  • JrK: 16:1 Kindergarten: 18:1
  • Elementary: 18:1
  • Secondary: 18:1

Tuition Cost:

  1. $500 Enrollment Fee
  2. Tuition Fee (according to chart below) All are detailed below.

1. $500 one-time-only family enrollment fee Note: this is paid the first year and never again; even if, for instance, your family transfers with the military and then moves back.

2.

One Enrolled Two Enrolled Three Enrolled
Elementary/Middle: $4,400.00 $8,400.00 $12,750.00
High School: $5,250.00 $9,975.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Child in Elem/Mid & one  in High School:    $9,250.00

Two students in elem/MS & one in HS:    $13,225.00

Four Students in Elementary/MS:   $16,725.00

All prices per year (August – May)

Discount of 10% for each additional family member (except SEVP students).  Discounts are calculated after the most expensive tuition is billed. 

 F1 students coming through the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) are required to pay higher enrollment and tuition fees as detailed below (at bottom of page).

 


Very Important:
We do allow families to pay the tuition costs out over a tenth-month period, interest free.  The first payment is due August 1 of the current school year, and the last payment is made May 1.  However, do understand that this is not a monthly fee for services.  Your child is not taking piano lessons.  He/She is attending a private school; one who bought books and hired teachers based upon his/her attendance.  Should you *choose for your child to discontinue coming to LAAS mid-year, the remaining balance of your tuition is due immediately. Books have been bought; teachers have been hired; that money has been applied to our budget.  Please understand that removing your child from school and failing to pay the full amount contracted is a breach of contract and will be dealt with accordingly.

*  There are, of course, reasons to leave that you did not choose.  The
following are reasons for leaving that do not constitute a breach of
contract:

  • job transfer
  • loss of major income
  • death (of student or family member that causes family to move)
  • other reasons that are decided on a case-by-case basis by the administration.

 

Financial Aid Available: Opportunity Scholarship Fund

 

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP REQUESTS FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR.
 

Lawton Academy does have limited scholarship capability.  No one family will be awarded more than $3,000 in financial assistance per year.  All forms for requested financial assistance must be submitted to us (Lawton Academy) no later than April 1 of the semester before attendance at Lawton Academy.  No financial assistance is available after that date.

Eligibility

1. The student must be a legal resident of the United States, live in Oklahoma, and have been accepted by Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences for the 2016-17 school year.

2. The student must live in a family within the Adjusted Gross Income guidelines .

2016-17 INCOME GUIDELINES

Family size of 2 $  88,412
Family size of 3 $111,500
Family size of 4 $134,588
Family size of 5 $157,676

For each additional family member, add $23,088

If eligible:

1. Complete an application for each of your children eligible for a scholarship.

2. Include the first two pages of the family’s most recent federal income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ).  Speak with us about accepted alternate proofs of income.

3. Return the completed application(s) and adjusted gross income documentation to Lawton Academy.  DO NOT send the application directly to the OSF.

4. Lawton Academy will evaluate the family financial needs in accordance with school policy.  If the student is deemed eligible and appropriate by us, we will endorse the application, include a recommended scholarship amount, and forward the application to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund office for processing.

5. If there are available funds in the school account, and if the student meets all eligibility requirements established in the law, the OSF will prepare a scholarship check made out jointly to the parent and school – and will mail the check to the school.


*  Enrollment Date: Open enrollment begins in March with a limited number of openings, and continues on a rolling basis until the end of December.

 

SEVP Students: (For new enrollees only.)

Lawton Academy is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Enrollment fee: $1500 per person (reduced t0 $500 if member of family with students already enrolled in the Academy)

Tuition:

  • Pre-K – 8th: $5,000 (no multi-student discounts apply)
  • High School: $7,000

SEVP students MUST be living with a relative in our area to gain admission. However, SEVP students are always calculated individually regardless of other family members who may attend the Academy (except in the case of the enrollment fee).

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