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recently at Lake Oconee Academy ...

Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) announced today that it has adopted Project Lead The Way's (PLTW) elementary LaunchTM, middle school GatewayTM, and high school Biomedical ScienceTM programs for the 2016-2017 school year. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers, and LOA joins more than 8,000 schools across the U.S. in offering PLTW programs to students.

The College Board recently released the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores. The PSAT/NMSQT was administered to all LOA 9th and 10th grade students in October, 2015. The results show that LOA students performed higher than the state average and the national average. The mean total score for LOA students is 1037, the state is 900, and the nation is 931.

Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) has received approval to participate in the International Skills Diploma Seal (ISDS) program from the Georgia Department of Education. The ISDS is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies.

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A charter school is a public school that is operating under the terms of a “charter” or contract. In Georgia, a startup or locally approved charter school such as LOA has a charter that is approved by three parties - the GA State Board of Education, the local school district, and the board of the charter petitioner or applicant. A charter school is an independent public school that operates autonomously from the district board of education. It is typically under the direction of a CEO or dean that oversees all grades.
LOA is a locally-approved charter school. In 2007, the charter was approved by the Greene County Board of Education, the Georgia State Board of Education, and the LOA Board of Governors.
Any Greene County resident may apply to LOA. An application is required for the enrollment process.
LOA is funded like every school in Greene County from State and Local funds directed to the Greene County School System for the education of its students. The students at LOA are Greene County students.
LOA has a current enrollment (as of 8/3/15) of 739 students, making LOA the largest school in Greene County.
What's Happening at LOA
(a look at future events)
29 Apr
Green for Greene Day

Green for Greene Day

Date: 
Apr 29 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Greene County, GA, USA
Description: 

LOA sophomore Sydney Horton is asking all students, teachers and members of the community of Greensboro to wear green in support of all the students in Greene County. Several local schools and businesses will be having a coin drive. Also, she is asking that all local businesses donate the coins in their cash registers at the end of the business day on April 29. Additionally, any business or individual can make a donation of coins, cash or check and all money raised on April 29 will be donated from The Gifted Scholarship Fund directly to The Greene County School System's program for gifted students!

LOA students may wear a green school-appropriate polo shirt or t-shirt with a uniform bottom, hair accessories for the ladies, or socks. Coin collection containers will be at Kerry and Jamison's desks.

29 Apr
Military Families Breakfast

Military Families Breakfast

Date: 
Apr 29 2016 - 7:00am
Location: 
LOA Cafeteria
Description: 

LOA will join State School Superintendent Richard Woods in honoring the children of military families during April, the Month of the Military Child. “It is so important that we take the time to honor our students of military families – we owe our freedom to the sacrifices of these families,” Superintendent Woods said.

In recognition of the strength and sacrifice of these families, LOA will host a Military Families Breakfast on Friday, April 2​9​, during ​school ​breakfast hours (​drop in from ​7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.). We invite every parent and grandparent who is currently serving or has served in the military to join us as we say "thank you!"​

29 Apr
Boating Safety Course - Day 2

Boating Safety Course - Day 2

Date: 
Apr 29 2016 - 3:15pm
Location: 
Lake Oconee Academy, 1021 Titan Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642, United States
Description: 

Cpl. Derrell Worth with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (Law Enforcement Division) is offering a complimentary Boating Safety Course to LOA students ages 12 and up and their parents. The course will be Wednesday, April 27 and Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days) from 3:15 – 7:00 p.m. Please pack a dinner for your child. Classes will be held in room 501 in the Upper School.

Upon completion of the class, students will take a test and receive their boating license.

Please email Cpl. Worth at Derrell.worth@dnr.state.ga.us to reserve a spot. You will need to provide the student's social security number on the first day of class. Registration deadline is Friday, April 22.

Students MUST be 12 to register. No exceptions.

30 Apr
Middle School Dance ~ New Orleans Masquerade

Middle School Dance ~ New Orleans Masquerade

Date: 
Apr 30 2016 - 6:30pm
Location: 
LOA Cafeteria
Description: 

Grades 6&7
Tickets $5
Semi-formal attire
For questions, please see a MS SGAmember or Mrs. Edwards.

01 May
Private Lesson Students Piano Recital

Private Lesson Students Piano Recital

Date: 
May 1 2016 - 2:00pm
Location: 
LOA Stage
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