• Innovations Academy is a new program located at Lathrop High School.

    Innovations Academy was created to provide students a different pathway to completing their graduation requirements. Our goal is to meet the educational needs and unique learning styles of our students and to reengage students in a personalized approach to learning.

    Innovations focuses on allowing students to choose their own time, path, pace, and place for learning. Classes are designed using a blended learning-flex model. This is a mix of digital courses, small group work, and individualized instruction. Students complete courses at their own pace. Upon completing a course, a student is able to immediately enroll in the next course needed.

    Innovations Hours:

    11:30am - 5:00pm with the option to come at 11am for lunch each day.

    Mentor Meetings:

    Each student is assigned a mentor teacher at Innovations Academy. Students are required to meet with their mentor teacher weekly.

    Making Progress:

    In order to maintain good standing at Innovations Academy, students must be making progress in their classes. Most students will be scheduled four core classes at a time. Interventions have been put in place to help students who fall behind.

     A School within a School:

    Innovations students have the opportunity to be a part of the high school experience. Innovations students can attend Lathrop events, play on Lathrop sports teams, and will earn a Lathrop High School diploma. Some student are able to fit a Lathrop elective into their schedule.

    Getting in:

    Innovations has capped their enrollment at 80 students this year. Innovations has a wait list for the program. Innovations is open to any student in the district. If students are interested, they are encouraged to contact a Lathrop counselor or Lathrop's principal, Ms. Sween, to be put on the waitlist. Innovations anticipates some openings in the coming months and plans to fill them quickly.