Lake Oconee Academy will begin accepting applications for the 2018/2019 academic year on January 1, 2018. Applications received between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018, will be placed in the online lottery drawing to be held on April 11, 2018. Once we begin accepting applications for the 2018/2019 year, you will no longer be able to apply for the current school year (2017/2018) as those already on file will remain on the waiting list for the duration of the school year (until May 25, 2018).
No, neither can a student be required to remain at LOA. Attending LOA is a choice. The program is rigorous and expectations are high. Students demonstrate over and over again that they are committed to and capable of meeting the challenge. Students of all abilities receive the highest level of support to ensure their success.
Georgia law is clear that only students who live in Greene County may enroll in LOA. Georgia law also states that LOA employees’ and board members’ children are not required to live in Greene County to attend LOA.
If LOA receives more applications for a grade level than there are seats available, these seats will be filled by a lottery process as required by federal law. The date and time of the lottery is announced on the LOA website, in the newspaper and via social media. The lottery drawing is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome to attend. The lottery is held each spring.
You must be a Greene County resident to enroll in LOA. An application is required for the enrollment process. There are certain limited state law exceptions to that rule. There are no other requirements.