Q: What is the average size of classes?
A: The average class size varies depending on the subject being taught. Usually, classes in the core curriculum average between 13-18 students while elective classes range between 10-20 students.
Q: Are the teachers at Lawrence Academy licensed by the State of North Carolina?
A: The majority of Lawrence Academy teachers are licensed in the State of North Carolina. At Lawrence Academy, being an independent school, teachers are not required to have a teaching license but must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Teachers are required to actively earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) through professional development activities.
Q: Does Lawrence Academy provide bus transportation for students to and from school?
A: Students travel from eight counties to attend Lawrence Academy. Some communities have their own “Bus Association” that purchases the buses/vans to transport children to and from school. The Associations operate as independent organizations and mandate their own fees, rules and regulations. The bus communities are Windsor, Williamston, Edenton and Plymouth, which also includes Creswell and Columbia.
Q: What is the cost of tuition and are there other fees associated with enrolling a child at Lawrence Academy?
A: Please see our most recent list of fees on the Tuition page.
Q: Can Lawrence Academy offer admissions to students with identified learning needs?
A: Lawrence Academy is a college preparatory school that places an emphasis on challenging students academically and developing them into critical thinkers and decision makers. The school’s small class size permit faculty and staff to provide each student with personal and individual attention. The school does not have the human resources to offer special courses for students with identified learning needs. If the special needs can be approached through modification of the standard program, students will be enrolled knowing that modifications can be made to accommodate their learning. If the special needs are too great for the current faculty, students will be referred to appropriate schools that would better support their learning needs.
Q. What percentages of our seniors further their education upon graduation?
A: The class of 2014 had sixty-nine percent (69%) attend a four year college or university and thirty-one percent (31%) attend a two year college. The economy has impacted the number of student deciding to complete their first two years at the community college level because of finances. Historically, approximately 95-100% of the senior class attends an institution of higher education. The following is a list of institutions of higher education where our students have gained acceptance:
- Appalachian State University
- Campbell University
- Chowan University
- Cincinnati University
- College of Charleston
- College of William and Mary
- Davidson College
- East Carolina University
- Elon College
- Florida State University
- Meredith College
- Mount Olive College
- New York University
- North Carolina State
- North Carolina Wesleyan
- Peace College
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Temple University
- University of Alabama
- University of Georgia
- University of North Carolina Wilmington
- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- Wake Forest University
Q: How many units does a student need to graduate from Lawrence Academy?
A: Lawrence Academy requires twenty-four (24) units for graduation. Four (4) units are required in the core areas of English, Math, History and Science each year. Two units are required in foreign language, one unit in physical education and five units in electives.
Q: What type sports programs do we offer?
A: Lawrence Academy offers the following sports teams:
- Varsity and junior varsity football
- Varsity and junior varsity volleyball
- Varsity and junior varsity boys and girls basketball
- Varsity and junior varsity baseball
- Varsity and junior varsity softball
- Varsity and junior varsity cheerleading
- Varsity tennis for boys and girls
- Shooting team
- Seventh and eighth grade boys and girls basketball
Q: Is there a discipline system that is enforced by the school?
A: Lawrence Academy has well-defined student behavioral expectations and a dress code that requires students to be appropriately dressed and groomed. The Family Handbook, fully defines these expectations and codes.
Q: How safe is the school?
A: Lawrence Academy provides a safe and nurturing environment. School personnel do all they can to ensure that the school is a safe community. Parents feel comfortable that their children are in a safe and caring community that will watch after them and do everything possible to protect them from harm. The school operates sixteen (16) security cameras in and throughout the school grounds on a twenty-four (24) hour basis.