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Lake Oconee Academy Designated International Spanish Academy

Greensboro, Ga. (June 14, 2016) – Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) has received official notice from the Ministry of Education of Spain that it has been named an International Spanish Academy (ISA). ISA students will take at least 25% of their high school courses with Spanish as the language of instruction with the objective to obtain written and oral competency in both languages. Students will gain fluid use of the Spanish language, using it in context in their content courses, such as Social Studies and Science, as well as in their Spanish classes. This distinctive and exciting Academy is open to all students at LOA beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through high school.

ACT Test Site

Greensboro, Ga. (June 8, 2016) - Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) has recently received approval to offer the ACT college admission test to high school students in Greene County and surrounding areas. LOA became a SAT Test Center last year and has regularly tested between 30-40 students each testing date. Having a test center in Greene County has made the SAT more accessible to students in the area without having to incur long distance travel.

The Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) Band of Titans has experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 2011 with just 40 students, most of who had never played an instrument before enrolling in band class. Under the direction of Mrs. Courtney Pilgrim the Band of Titans has 200 students and has expanded into a Performance Band, Pep Band and Jazz Band.

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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)
05 Sep
Labor Day Holiday ~ No School

Labor Day Holiday ~ No School

Date: 
Sep 5 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Lake Oconee Academy, 1021 Titan Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642, United States
06 Sep
LOA Board of Governors Regular Scheduled Meeting

LOA Board of Governors Regular Scheduled Meeting

Date: 
Sep 6 2016 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Lake Oconee Academy
Description: 

The LOA Board of Governors will hold its regular monthly public meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

07 Sep
Ring Ceremony

Ring Ceremony

Date: 
Sep 7 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: 
LOA Auditorium
Description: 

Parents are invited to attend a Ring Ceremony for juniors who purchased a class ring.

12 Sep
Fall Book Fair

Fall Book Fair

Date: 
Sep 12 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Lake Oconee Academy Elementary Media Center
Description: 

The Fall Book Fair for elementary and middle school students is September 12-16 in the elementary media center.

Monday-Thursday: 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Tuesday: 3:00-5:30 p.m. extended shopping hours)
Friday: 7:00-8:30 a.m. ONLY

16 Sep
Titans Bash

Titans Bash

Date: 
Sep 16 2016 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Lake Oconee Academy
Description: 

The annual Titans Bash family night will be held Friday, September 16 at Tucker Park. The Bash is a free event sponsored by the Parent Association to welcome new and returning LOA families to Lake Oconee Academy for the 2016/2017 school year. The event will feature a cook-out with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookie and drinks. There will be bounce houses for the younger kids, field activities & games, sno cones, popcorn, music, and the popular photo booth.

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2014 Best 50 Public Elementary Schools in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org

5-Star School Climate Star Rating by the Georgia DOE

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Lake Oconee Academy
1021 Titan Circle
Greensboro, GA 30642

706 454-1562
706 453-1773 (fax)