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Dear Lake Oconee Academy Parents & Students:
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the beginning of what will be another great year here at Lake Oconee Academy. As with each preceding year, you will find you again will be taught by an exemplary faculty. They are cognizant of what is necessary to prepare you for post-secondary education. They are passionate about YOUR education. They will do all they can to ensure that you have every opportunity to be successful. This is YOUR education. Make sure you are working as hard or harder for YOUR education, as all those who are working to assist you. Evaluate YOUR effort each and every day. I can assure you, the LOA faculty, staff, administration, and the Board of Governors are seeking the very best for each of you.
At LOA, we also believe in developing each student’s soft skills – yes ma’am, yes sir, holding doors, no cursing, be respectful to all people, be helpful to students and teachers. Quite simply be polite. Treat others as you would want to be treated, and you will have a great year.
It is extremely important that parents and students read and understand the 2016-2017 Handbook. Please review and discuss this information together. LOA will continue its pursuit of excellence, and it is my expectation that each child will also pursue excellence. Concurrently, I will expect your support in the enforcement of the rules and expectations set forth in the Handbook. As with all rules, from time to time your interpretation of these rules may be different from that of our administration. Our teachers and administration will do their best to be consistent and fair. We do not seek penalties. We seek an environment -a culture - that allows each student to be respected and have the opportunity to learn.
We look forward to working with your children, being a part of their development and growth in scholarship, citizenship, and community awareness, while establishing a sound future for LOA students who will follow in your footsteps.
Dr. Otho Tucker
CEO, Lake Oconee Academy