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LOA Named Among Top 50 Public Elementary Schools in the Nation

Once again Lake Oconee Academy has been honored for its academic excellence, extracurricular richness, geographical and demographical diversity, and reputation. TheBestSchools.org has named LOA as one of the top 50 public schools in the nation, including the Department of Defense Schools around the world. Schools on the list are located throughout the continental United States, Germany and Japan and the award was based on the performance of grades three-five in each school.

LOA Students Create Musical Magic with Grammy-Award Winning Producer Deezle

Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) music students were fortunate enough to cross paths with a musical powerhouse during an impromptu lunch visit at school in late October. Three-time Grammy Award-winning music producer Darius “Deezle” Harrison was invited to lunch at school by LOA parent Mark DeMattei and the result was a full-blown production resulting in a song co-produced by Deezle and LOA students titled “Let Your Light Shine.”

LOA 8th Graders Experience Washington DC

The 8th grade class of Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) recently had the exciting opportunity to tour the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., during a school trip from September 29 – October 3, 2014.

Reflections from LOA CEO Dr. Otho Tucker on Receiving the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award

There are moments in life that are special to you personally. There are moments in life that are special because they impact those that you love. And, there are moments in life that are special because they reach to the soul of who you are in service of others. The 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Award is one that not only touches who I am as an educator but also what we represent as a high quality, high performing charter school. It epitomizes the very fabric of excellence that was the intent of the vision and mission, and the charge that was given me when accepting this position.

Lowe's of Madison Awards Lowe's Heroes Grant to LOA School Spirit Store

Lowe’s of Madison, Ga., store #1958, recently issued a Lowe’s Heroes grant to Lake Oconee Academy’s (LOA) student-run school store for the purpose of helping the budding venture with the necessary equipment to effectively run the store. The Lowe’s grant provided supplies in the amount of $1,200 to build spirit wear displays, a checkout counter, tables, shelving, and storage bins for inventory.

LOA Administers PSAT to Inaugural High School Class

Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) continued its mission to prepare its students for post-secondary education with the first-ever administration of the PSAT to the inaugural ninth grade class at LOA on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The PSAT is a nationwide test taken by approximately 3.4 million high school students each year. The PSAT includes multiple choice questions in Writing Skills, Critical Reading, and Math.

LOA Honored as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Greensboro, GA (October 3, 2014) – On Tuesday, September 30, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. The honor was based on LOA’s overall academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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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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