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Innovation

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Innovation and Technology

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  • Shaping Futures

    Lakeview’s innovation and technology program aims to empower students to be innovative thinkers and leaders and to harness technology as a problem-solving tool. The foundational basics are introduced in lower school classes, and a robotics club is offered to 4th and 5th grade students. Students may join robotics teams starting in middle school and continuing through high school. Lakeview is one of the few schools in the area with competitive teams, and they compete as part of a global program.

Lower School

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  • Introduction to the Foundational Basics

    The Lower School innovation and technology classes teach students the basics of programming, circuitry, and engineering through open-ended challenges.  Students learn that failure is not an endpoint, but feedback from which to learn.
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Middle School

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  • Digital Design and Programming

    In Middle School, Lakeview emphasizes each child’s individual interests and designs courses to allow students to pursue either a digital design or programming focus.  These “choose-you-own-adventure” projects reinforce individual agency, all while students contribute to a collaborative goal in the classroom.

Upper School

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  • Exploring Engineering, Computer Science and Video Production

    In Upper School, students can explore technology and engineering through computer science courses offered at Lakeview and through Georgia Tech, digital media classes, and in response to a growing interest, courses in engineering and video production.
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Award Winning Programs

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  • FIRST Inspire The Future Recognition Program

    Lakeview is one of only ten schools nationwide to be honored by FIRST® in its Inspire the Future Recognition Program in its inaugural year. This recognition reinforces the school's dedication to fostering innovation and technological literacy among its students. FIRST uses "Project-based, hands-on FIRST programs to introduce students to engineering and coding in engaging, inclusive, and creative learning environments, where students work collaboratively to solve themed robotics challenges."
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    FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    2023 - Lakeview was one of only three schools from Georgia to compete in the FIRST World Championship, where they placed 38th in the Edison Division of the FIRST Tech Challenge.

    "YOU INSPIRE ME" AWARD/FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    2023 (individual)

    STATE TOURNAMENT

    2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

    2020 - 2nd Place Finalist Alliance in grand finals/robot competition
    2019 - 
    • Compass Award (GA State FTC Tournament)
    • 6th place and Semifinalist (State Robotics Tournament)
    • 1st place (Novelis Recycle for Good Aluminum Recycling Grant Contest)
    2018 - Compass Award (Georgia FTC State Championship)

    NORTH GEORGIA FTC LEAGUE REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

    2024-
    • 1st Place Motivate Award (varsity team)
    • 2nd Place Innovate Award (JV team)
    2023-
    • 2nd Place Inspire Award (overall team score)
    • 1st Place Connect Award (varsity team)
    • 2nd Place Connect Award (JV team)
    2022 - Team 5898 won the Connect award for connecting with many in the STEM professional community and advanced to state

    2020-
    • 1st Place Inspire Award | Region Champions (North Georgia Alliance League)
    • Dean's List Award Semi-Finalist
    2019-
    • 1st Place Winning Alliance (North Georgia Alliance League)
    • Captain of the winning alliance (North Georgia Alliance League) - helped set league's new high score record.
    • Think Award (best Engineering Notebook)
    • Inspire Award runner-up (North Georgia Alliance League)
    • Dean's List Award Semi-Finalists, 2
    2018-
    • 1st Place (regional)
    • Design Award (Pali Proto League Championship)
    • Dean's List Award Semi-Finalists, 2 (Pali Proto League Championship)
    • Design Award (FTC Last Chance Tournament)
    • Innovate Award (FTC Last Chance Tournament)
    • Think Award (FTC Last Chance Tournament)
    • Connect Award Semi-Finalists (FTC Last Chance Tournament)
    • Inspire Award Runner-Up (FTC Last Chance Tournament)
    2016- Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Finalist at the FIRST Tech Challenge CircuitRunners Qualifier at East Cobb Middle School. The team competed against over thirty teams from across the region.

    2015- Final Rounds Alliance Selection Honor at the FIRST Tech Challenge CircuitRunners Qualifier held at East Cobb Middle School. The team was selected from a competition field of over thirty teams from across the region.

    2014- PTC Design Award presented at the FTC qualifying tournament to recognize design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic, incorporating industrial design elements into the solution.
  • Middle School Robotics

    2022-2023 -
    • 16th Place: Lakeview's Team 4323 was one of 32 out of 437 teams in Georgia that qualified for and competed at the state tournament.
    • 1st Place Inspire Award at FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Gwinnett Co. Super Regional
    • 1st Place Core Value Award at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Meet
    • 3rd Place Robot Games at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Meet
    2021-2022 -
    • 1st Place Core Values Award (Blue Team) at the First Lego League (FLL) State Championships. The Core Values Award is awarded to the “team that embraces the culture of FIRST LEGO League through team building, team spirit, and displayed enthusiasm.
    • One of only 25 teams in Georgia (out of 380) to make it to state. Finished 12th in state.
    • "Blue" robotics team received 1st Place in Robot Performance and had the highest score in the robot challenges at the FLL Super Regionals. 
    • "Blue" robotics team won 1st Place for their Innovation Project at qualifier and advanced to Super Regionals.
    2019-2020
    • Robot Design Award (Cherokee County Super Regional)
    • Best Project Award (Blue Team) Fulton Science Academy Robotics Qualifier
    • Best Robot Design (Orange Team) Fulton Science Academy Robotics Qualifier
    • Best Project Award (Orange Team) First Lego League Super Regional Competition
    • Core Value Award (Blue Team) First Lego League Super Regional Competition
    • Core Value Award (Orange Lions) First Lego League State Competition
    2017 - Best Mechanical Design Award at the Georgia Gwinnett College First Lego League State Championship Tournament.
    2016 - 1st Place Champion’s Award at the South Forsyth First Lego League Qualifier Competition. This award recognizes “gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in both the robot game and project.”
    2015 - 
    • 4th Place 2015 at the Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier
    • Innovative Solution Award” at the Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier. This award recognizes that the team’s solution is exceptionally well-considered and creative, with good potential to solve the problem researched.
    2014 -
    • 1st Place Core Values Inspiration Award at the Georgia First Lego League State Competition against 32 teams from across the state. This core values award celebrated the team because it displayed “extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit and recognized that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, but the foundation of teamwork.”
    • Super-Regional Competition Champion’s Award (3rd) awarded at the Georgia First Lego League Super-Regional Competition. The award is for “embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in both the robot game and project.”
    • Qualifier Competition Champion’s Award (2nd Place) awarded to recognize “gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in both the robot game and project.
    2013 -
    • 1st place "Champion's Award" for embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in both the robot game and project (Orange Lions Team)
    • 1st Place Programming Award for excellence in software design (Blue Lions Team) at the 2013 Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier.
  • AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    2022 - Lakeview Academy recognized by the College Board for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Only 760 schools in the country received this honor.
  • National Cyber Scholar

    Students who were named a Scholar in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition (NCSC), one of only 600 chosen out of the 50,000 who applied.
    2023, 2022, 2021
  • Upper School Programming Competition

    2021 - 4th Place Lockheed Martin Cybersecurity Competition
    2019 -
    • Students helped with the creation of the Computer Science Honor Society
    • 1st Place (Advanced team) Lockheed Martin Code Quest Competition
    • 4th Place (Novice team) Lockheed Martin Code Quest Competition
    2018 - 1st Place, Lockheed Martin CodeQuest Competition
    2017 - 2nd Place, Lockheed Martin CodeQuest Competition (Novice Category).
  • Northeast Georgia Skills Challenge

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    1st Place- 2023
  • Georgia Independent and Home School Technology Competition

    2021 - State Champions:
    • 1st Place in Programming Challenge (11th/12th grades)
    • 1st Place Robotics (11th/12th grades);
    Region Champions:
    • 1st Place Programming Challenge (11th/12th grades)
    • 1st Place Robotics (11th/12th grades)
    • 1st Place Device Modification (9th/10th grades)
    • 1st Place Animation (11th/12th grades)
    2020 Region Champions
    • 1st Place Animation (9th/10th grade)
    • 1st Place Digital Game Design (11th/12th grades)
    • 1st Place Digital Game Design (9th/10th grades)
    • 1st Place Programming Challenge (11th/12th grades)
    • 1st Place Programming Challenge (9th/10th grades)
    2018 -
    • 1st Place: Multimedia (6th grade) Fulton Science Academy Regional Technology Fair
    • 3rd Place: 3D Modeling (6th grade) Fulton Science Academy Regional Technology Fair
    2017 - 1st in Project Programming and Technology Literacy (7th/8th Grades) at the Georgia Educational Technology Competition

Meet Our Robotics Coaches

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  • Photo of Mikhail Lovell

    Mikhail Lovell 

    Technology Director | Asst. Coach, Robotics and eSports
  • Photo of Joseph Kudyba

    Joe Kudyba 

    Teacher, US Technology | Coach, Robotics and Varsity eSports
  • Photo of Kaitlin Jameson

    Kaitlin Jameson 

    Teacher, MS & US Technology and Yearbook | MS Robotics Coach
  • Photo of Angela Ballenger

    Angie Ballenger 

    Teacher Assistant, 2nd Grade (Leek) | LS Robotics Instructor
  • Photo of Nicole McGuire

    Nikki McGuire 

    Teacher, 4th Grade
  • Photo of Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson 

    Teacher, LS Social Studies and Innovation
  • Photo of Janet Zottnick

    Lynn Zottnick 

    Teacher, LS Technology
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