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.
11:30am - 5:00pm with the option to come at 11am for lunch each day.
Each student is assigned a mentor teacher at Innovations Academy. Students are required to meet with their mentor teacher weekly.
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.
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.