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    Posted by Becky Ashe on 10/16/2018

    Click here to see student Announcements updated daily.

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  • Genius Hour begins August 18!

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




    New Student Orientation and Course Registration 


     Welcome new students and families! New Student Orientation and Course Registration will be Saturday, April 6th, 9 - 11 am. Orientation will be held at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center, 801 Tipton Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 in the Great Room. It is important that every family attend: one parent and one student. If you have a previous, unavoidable conflict, there will be a make-up session, Monday, April 8th at the L&N STEM Academy but space is very limited. Please make every effort to attend the April 6th session.


    Click here to register for Orientation Saturday, April 6th, 9-11 am at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Tech Center.


    Click here to register for Make-up Orientation Monday, April 8, 6-8 pm at the L&N STEM Academy


    In the meantime, please review our 2019-2020 Course Catalog.


    Required Documents: 

    Students who are not currently enrolled in a Knox County School: Proof of Residency, 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). New Student Enrollment Form (click here for a copy, additional copies will be availble at registration).


    Current Knox County Students: all required forms will be forwarded by your current Knox County School. Please complete and return the New Student Enrollment Form (click here for a copy, additional copies will be availble at registration).



    Directions to Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center.

    From Downtown via Henley Street:

    • From Henley Street Bridge, travel south on Chapman Highway.
    • Turn left onto Woodlawn Pike (traffic light at BP Station).
    • Turn at the first left onto Ellis Street.
    • Ellis Street becomes Tipton Avenue as it turns right.
    • The SSPDTC is on the left just past Dogwood Elementary School.






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    L&N School Tour for New Families

    We will have one more tour for families that have been approved for transfer but have not been on a tour. , Tuesday, April 2, 2:00pm. If you have already been on a school tour, there is no need to tour again.


    CLICK HERE to register for Tuesday, April 2, 2:00pm. 


    We offer school tours for prospective students and families. Tours are lead by our student leaders called Gryphon Guides. Visitors will view both buildings, learn a little history about our school and the historic L&N Station, visit active classrooms, and interact with students. Tours are limited to 25 families. 


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    2019-2020 Course Catalog


    Please click here for the updated 2019-2020 L&N Course Catalog



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    January 8, 2019

    Students Return – Spring Semester Begins

    January 21, 2019

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Schools Closed)


    February 7, 2019

    4 ½ Weeks Grading Period Ends


    February 18, 2019

    President’s Day – Student Holiday


    March 15, 2019

    9 Weeks Grading Period Ends

    *DEADLINE* – Senior Fees


    March 18 – 22 – SPRING BREAK

    April 13, 2019 – Senior Prom 

    7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Southern Railway Depot


    May 5, 2019

    Baccalaureate (PTSA SPONSORED)

    TBD w/ Family/Faculty Reception to Follow

    L&N COMMONS, L&N STEM Academy


    May 6, 9, & 10

    Senior Exams


    May 9, 10, 13

    Senior Check-Out (MANDATORY)


    May 13, 2019

    Graduation Practice (MANDATORY) – 10:00 a.m.

    Thompson-Boling Arena, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


    May 15, 2019

    Senior Luncheon (STUDENTS ONLY)– Foundry, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    *(DRESS IS BUSINESS CASUAL) – Must have paid prior/Senior Fees


    May 16, 2019

    Commencement (Graduation) – MANDATORY, 3:00 p.m. 

    Thompson-Boling Arena, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

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    2018- 2019 Bus Routes 

    To search by home address click here. 

    For a complete schedule of all bus stops click here.



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    Viewing Progress Reports in Aspen

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


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    The Gryphon Gazette

    Click Here for the latest video.  

    Updated 3/31/17




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