The Mission of the Lions Online Academy is to provide the best
possible cyber education and opportunities in a supportive
environment in order to equip students to successfully meet the
diverse needs of individual learners in the 21st Century and
As all Lions Online Academy students progress through the
educational experience they will
- leave the middle school with the increased academic skills
along with the social and emotional maturity to deal with the many
opportunities available in the high school and online
- graduate from the New Brighton Area School District with the
21st Century skills and knowledge for a successful and fulfilling
- graduate from the New Brighton Area School District with a plan
for their future that reflects their interests and aptitudes.
- graduate from the New Brighton Area School District with a
ability to pursue individual future endeavors.
Why Lions Online Academy?
- Extracurricular activities
- Face to face tutorials with the teachers can be arranged
- Curricular Adaptations
Types of students eligible for LOLA
Blended student is one who combines a
course schedule of both traditional classroom and online classes.
Has a typical attendance day of 7:30-2:20.
Hybrid student is one who combines a
course schedule of both traditional classroom and online classes
but does not work online at school in LOLA lab on regular basis.
Attendance is kept through progress and log in date/time stamps.
This individualized time frame accommodates a.m. or p.m. physical
and/or emotional needs.
Cyber student is one who is enrolled
exclusively in online classes to fulfill graduation credit
requirements. This classification may include hybrid students who
report to the LOLA lab to work at designated times or days.
Recovery program proposed for 9th Grade Academy 09-10 will use
LOLA courseware. Each report period, students who fail in a core
class will take failed curricular components concurrent with the
next marking period work. This work can earn a maximum of 80%, to
be averaged with the failing grade to change report card to 70%
minimum passing grade.
Remediation program uses LOLA software to re-teach key
components of curriculum in an 8 week "summer school" class.
Identification of LOLA students
Transcripts pulled for every junior/senior. Each is reviewed to
see if on track for appropriate minimum grade level expectations as
set in student handbook. Flagged transcripts include failed
undergraduate classes, transfers from other schools, Vo-tech.
Students with missing credits are reviewed by LOLA Coordinator and
Guidance Counselors to change schedule and enroll if possible in
classroom. When constraints disallow traditional scheduling, then
students are enrolled in LOLA course.
Other categories for consideration for LOLA
identification and admission include:
IEP; Homebound; 504; Alt Ed return and/or transitional
placement; school refusal or extended absences; SAP.
Support for LOLA students
LOLA students are removed from study halls to designated support
lab manned by LOLA duty teacher who coaches student to complete
work at designated intervals. This model provides greater success
than independent work done outside of tutorial lab.
Equipment provided on an "as needed" basis, determined by LOLA
Reimbursement for internet available on Superintendent approved
basis; maybe for economic or graduation track decision.
Lions take PRIDE in ONLINE Learning!