Award Year: 2014

Lake Oconee Academy

1021 Titan Circle
Greensboro, GA, 30642-6047

(706) 454-1562

Dr. Otho B Tucker, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School

Greene County

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Mission

The mission of LOA is to increase student achievement by building a culture of high expectations for all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Students at LOA learn technology skills that they implement during instruction and for homework assignments.

Students at LOA learn technology skills that they implement during instruction and for homework assignments.

A rural public charter school in Greensboro, Ga., Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) is proud to offer another educational opportunity for the students of Greene County. Currently serving kindergarten through 8th grade with 366 students, and moving to 9th grade and 530 students in 2014-15 and with expansion to 12th grade by 2017-18, LOA is a college preparatory school promoting an atmosphere of high expectations and high achievement for all children. LOA has an outstanding cadre of highly effective and well-trained teachers; therefore nothing takes precedence over teacher-guided class time. LOA classes are rigorous and taught at an honors level. LOA does not remediate; it differentiates instruction. This introduces students to above grade level vocabulary and conceptual thinking. The faculty makes after school tutoring available to all students each afternoon prior to the start of any extra-curricular activities. All students study the core subjects, receive foreign language instruction, and study visual arts and theatre. Students are exposed to music instruction in early elementary grades, take lessons in the LOA piano lab during their 4th grade year, and participate in band in 5th grade. There are also a variety of academic and service clubs as well as athletics to meet the interest of students. Students at LOA are given the opportunity and the support to succeed at every grade level. This is a result of tremendous dedication on behalf of faculty, students and parents. The culture of LOA is one of hard work, respect for others, and a commitment to excellence.