The Innovation Academy at South Campus is The Laboratory School of Johnston County Public Schools opening in August 2017! The Innovation Academy (IA) is a community of PIONEERING teacher-leaders, students, and families that work to champion new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Our facility is centrally located in Smithfield, NC at 521 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. During the Summer of 2017, this facility will undergo significant physical renovations to prepare for the first cohort of 6th grade students arriving in August 2017! This facility most recently housed the the South Campus Community School and carries a rich and significant history in the Smithfield area. Smithfield is the county seat of Johnston County. A long term vision for this campus includes not only housing the Innovation Academy but also transforming into the primary training campus for Johnston County Public Schools and the epicenter of innovation in teaching and learning for the district and beyond!