Welcome! We are excited that you and your family are considering Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences.
How to Apply
Step 1: Peruse this site for information about our educational philosophy, tuition, scholarship opportunities, and other pertinent information.
Step 2: Fill out this application for admission: Application Form
Download a copy of the form. Fill out all fields, save your form to your computer. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your form and all supplemental documents as outlined in the form. Please set the subject line of your email to: “Child last name, Child first name Application Packet” (e.g. Smith, John Application Packet).
Step 3: We will send a rejection, wait list, or acceptance for interview stage letter within one week. If your child is selected for the next step of the interview process, you will be contacted to schedule a tour time.
The admissions tour/interview will last one hour. During the tour portion, we will visit about expectations – yours and ours. 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,” while preferred, is not a prerequisite.
During the interview portion, your child will be asked questions and will demonstrate writing, reading, and mathematical abilities. The math problems will be samples of problems your child should be doing at his/her current grade level. The writing will come from a prompt, and its length will be appropriate for your child’s age. The reading selection will be at your child’s current grade level. These two work samples will be saved and added to your child’s application should you decide to apply at the conclusion of this meeting.
Step 4: If you deice to enroll after receiving our acceptance letter, please submit the following:
- Copy of applicant’s birth certificate
- Copy of applicant’s up-to-date vaccination records
- Signed contract
- $500 enrollment fee
This school is specifically designed for gifted students. Highly-driven students do well here, too. The LAAS owners reserve the right to deny admittance to students who are not gifted or highly-driven. Gifted and highly-driven students thrive in the atmosphere of competition we have created. Students who are not gifted or high-performing often feel undue stress at the level of competition. It is not our intent 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 expelled from another school.
Note: If arrival of the student will be later than the start date of the school year, admission will only be granted if the entire school year’s tuition is paid for.