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LOLA
Engaging educational environment focusing on the development of the whole child.

Tell me and I'll forget.

Show me and I may remember.

Involve me and I will learn.

~Benjamin Franklin

Live Oak Leadership Academy

OUR MISSION

LOLA provides an engaging educational environment connecting student learning to the real world.

OUR VISION

The vision of LOLA is to create a learning environment where students can flourish, as educators and students alike collaborate with one another through a creative and innovative learning design. In addition to being academically prepared to excel in the 21st century, problem solvers, creative thinkers, intentional learners, inclusive community members, and thoughtful leaders.

OUR TEAM

Our team of dedicated and experienced professionals carries out the mission and vision of LOLA by serving our students in a supportive manner embracing the uniqueness of each individual child.

AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH

LOLA PROVIDES AN ENGAGING EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT CONNECTING STUDENT LEARNING TO THE REAL WORLD

LOLA implements a whole-child approach to education. Students will participate in personalized learning of challenging academics in a safe environment. Healthy lifestyle development socially, emotionally and physically will be emphasized and supported by students and staff.

21st CENTURY SKILLS

COMMUNICATION-COLLABORATION-CREATIVITY-CRITICAL THINKING

It is estimated that over 85% of the jobs that will be available by 2030 haven't been invented yet.* LOLA will focus on teaching students how to learn and process information for use in real world problem-solving through the use of 21st century skills.

*Institute for the Future/Dell 2017

CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS - FINE ARTS

LOLA students will have mulitple opportunities for development of the creative and artistic abilities and interests. Research continues to show the benefits of arts in education include increased academic performance, attendance, and graduation rates. Creativity is viewed by many as the skill of the future. 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

LIFELONG LEARNING

LOLA incorporates skill development in areas which will benefit students throughout their lifetimes. Sports are focused on those which can be played competitively or leisurely, such as golf and tennis. General fitness, yoga, and health are also integral parts of LOLA's educational program. Students will develop skills to enhance their leadership through second language acquisition, financial literacy, employability skills, and community service.

What Makes LOLA Different?

More of this...

  • Opportunities to communicate information

  • Learning how to balance work and play

  • Identifying a problem and taking the steps needed to solve the problem

  • Developing individual artistic interests and talents with opportunities to display/perform

  • Hands-on learning experiences

  • Small group instruction enhancing individual learning plans

  • Integrated curriculum across subject areas with real-world application

  • opportunities to lead others in achieving a common goal

  • developing self-awareness and self-management skills in order to foster a safe environment

Less of this...

  • Opportunities to offer yes or no responses

  • Following a rigid schedule with a small play break built in

  • Regurgitating facts and data

  • Arts as a minimal, group-based focus

  • Worksheet completion

  • Whole-group instruction of a prescribed learning objective to all students

  • Isolated subject area instruction with no real-world application

  • Limited or no opportunities for leadership development

  • Spending time developing group compliance skills-straight line, quiet common area, waiting for group activity to commence