Polk Innovative Learning Academy

Polk Innovative Learning Academy is a nontraditional K-12 public school within Polk County School district with classes taught by highly qualified, certified Tennessee teachers. All courses are aligned with the district’s instructional goals and Tennessee’s academic standards, curriculum frameworks, and assessments. At PILA, we strive to focus on the individual student and personal academic growth.

Meet Our Principal

Dr. Tamra Lanning

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Polk Innovative Learning Academy

423-299-0474

Learning Center North

216 Schoolhouse Hill

Benton, TN 37307

Learning Center South

964 Old Federal Rd

Old Fort, TN 37362

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Over the past few years, my educational philosophy has been reaffirmed time and time
again. Children are unique. Children are special. Children aren’t meant to spend their
days inside four walls and confined to a desk. Kids learn best when given some
freedom to explore. They learn when they’re engaged and interested. It is my goal to
provide an education that will give your child an outlet to explore and to learn to enjoy
learning!


This form of education requires a shift in mindset. Learning is no longer tied to ‘seat
time’. You may find that once all the distractions and transitions of the brick and mortar
school day is taken out, your child’s day is shorter than it used to be. That’s ok! Fill that
time with something they love to do. Find out what they’re interested in. What would
they like to learn more about?


This type of education allows flexibility, but your child may need a lot of guidance in the
beginning. Help your child develop a routine, a schedule, then allow them to
make changes as they need.


I hope that you find it extremely rewarding to share this educational experience with your child. Know that I have a heart for children and their well-being comes above all else.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tamra Lanning

Our Mission

     Our mission is to provide students in Polk County with a high quality education in a flexible, online learning environment that will impart the knowledge, skills, and characteristics necessary for college and career readiness.

Our Vision

We believe:

  • Building solid relationships will enhance the learning experience.

  • Students can develop a love of learning by taking ownership for the learning

    experience.

  • Students, parents, and teachers should be active partners in the educational process.

  • The student experience in online and blended learning will prepare them for post

    secondary education and future employment.

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Contact Us

District Office : 423-299-0471

Fax: 423-338-2691

Address

131 Stephens St.

PO Box 665

Benton, Tennessee 37307