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    Posted by Becky Ashe at 8/17/2014
    Click here to see student Announcements updated daily.
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  • Genius Hour begins August 18!

    Posted by Becky Ashe at 8/17/2014
    After empathizing and ideating with students, parents, and teachers last year we arrived at the prototype schedule that will kick off the test phase on Monday, August 18.  We're so excited to bring Genius Hour to the students and teachers of the L&N!
     Genius Hour is several things.  It is:
    • a direct response to students asking for a "brain break" and opportunities to participate in clubs even if they ride school buses,
    • a response to parents asking for teachers to be able to incorporate and share "passion" interests and projects to enrich students' lives,
    • a model based on a Google practice called "20%."  The idea is to encourage employees to spend 20% of their time on passion projects, this way when they return to their normal tasks, they are more energized and even more creative after stretching that other side of the brain for a spell,
    • an opportunity to bring the educational strategy of "Genius Hour" (look it up on Twitter) to our student body in their own way,
    • a way for us to offer small group tutoring and intervention to students who need it during the school day,
    • a chance to do test prep training for high stakes assessments like the ACT and SAT,
    • finally, a strategy to allow teachers to group by subject areas on a regular basis for their own content planning to enhance instruction.
    For all these reasons, we're looking forward to watching students "feed their genius" by participating in a variety of activities.  Does it look different from other schools?  Yes.  Does it require a level of maturity and accountability on the part of every student?  Yes.  Do we think our students are up to it?  YES YES!  Stay tuned for tweets and posts about how our grand experiment looks as we kick it off this week!
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  • Welcome to the new face of the L&N STEM Academy!

    Posted by Becky Ashe at 6/27/2014
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School Announcements

  • logo End of Year Calendar - Testing, Events, Graduation, etc.


    CLICK HERE for a complete end of year calendar.



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    New Student Contact Information


    • Stay in touch over the summer.
    • Connect with a student mentor.
    • Learn about opportunities to participate.
    • Get reminders on summer events.

    CLICK HERE to fill out a contact form so you can make the most of the summer as you prepare your first year as an L&N STEM Academy Gryphon!


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    logo New Student Registration and Testing Dates



    Pre-registration is not required for either registration or testing. Please bring a copy of the required documents to registration, if possible (we can make copies if needed).  Students who were not enrolled in Knox County Schools 2015-2016 are required to take a placement test. 


    CLICK HERE for the New Student Welcome and Information Letter - first round transfers received this letter in the mail.



    Registration for New Incoming Students: 

    April 12, 6pm

    April 20, 6pm

    April 26, 6pm

    May 3, 6pm

    May 12, 6pm

    May 24, 10am


    Required Documents: Proof of Residence, Immunization Record, Physical Exam within the last 12 Months, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Proof of Custody/Guardianship (if student lives with anyone other than named on birth certificate). 


    Placement Testing: (for students not enrolled in KCS 2015-2016)

    April 14, 10am

    April 15, 10am

    May 19, 10am




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  • none 2016 Graduation Ceremony

    Graduation will be at 3pm, May 20th at the Thompson Bowling Arena on UT Campus.



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  • None Viewing Progress Reports in Aspen

       Click here to download instructions for viewing student report cards and progress reports.


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  • none TN Driver's Permit

    For complete information for obtaining a Learner's Permit click here.

    Students will need an SF1010 form verifying attendance and academic progress. SF1010 forms must be requested 4 days in advance by emailing



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  • none Master Monday Schedule

      Click here to watch a short video about our new Mastery Monday schedule.



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  • None 2015-2016 Updated School Fees

     We are still accepting class fees. You may pay each fee with cash or check. Each fee is paid directly to the classroom teacher. Checks should be payable to L&N STEM Academy and should include your student and the fee paid in the memo line. Click here for a complete list of fees.



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  • None 2015 - 2016 Bus Routes 

    To search by home address click here.

    For a complete schedule of all bus stops click here.



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  • none Wellness Curriculum

    “In compliance with state statute, all parents and other interested parties are invited to review the family life curriculum that will be taught in our Wellness classes this school year during our Fall Open House on August 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., in room D112.  Course instructors will be on hand to answer questions and share how topics are treated as well as providing copies of the curriculum and materials provided by the KCS Health Educator and Knox County Health Department that will be used in class.”



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  • None The Gryphon Gazette

    Click Here for the latest issue.  



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    Students explain why they chose a STEM education and what their future holds. 
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