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LISA Academy Students to Skype with U.S. Senator Boozman

A group of LISA Academy students are going to Washington with the click of a mouse to talk with U.S. Senator John Boozman.Senator Boozman will join the students via Skype as part of his efforts to highlight the importance of school choice during National School Choice Week.

As a cosponsor of a resolution supporting National School Choice Week, I am committed to empowering parents with the ability to choose the best education options for their children. I am excited to join LISA Academy students to learn about what they arere studying and hear why school choice is important to them, Boozman said.

U.S. Senator Boozman will join the group on January 29 at 9 am C.T. From his Washington, D.C. office to discuss the importance of school choice, public service and answer questions from students.

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Re-enrollment Forms and Sibling enrollment

Dear Parents, In order to maintain your child's spot for following year, please complete the re-enrollment form and turn in to the front office by Jan 30, 2015. If you are interested in having a sibling of a LISA student enter our school for the 2015-2016 school year, first you will need to make sure you have completed the online application at our school website. Upon completing this application, you have until January 30 to submit the sibling's birth certificate (showing shared parent) to Mrs. Thomas in the front office. Siblings will be accepted directly if there will be available spot in that grade.



"Click here for the re-enrollment form"


2015-2016 School Year Prospective Student Application and OPEN HOUSE Dates

2015-2016 School Year K thru 12th Grades Prospective Student Application is available now.

You may attend open houses to get more information and have a school tour. Here is the schedule of the open houses;
Saturday Jan 10, 2015 at 2 pm: Open House and visit of students' science fair projects
Friday Jan 23, 2015 at 9 am and 5:30 pm: Open House
Monday January 26, 2015 at 9 am and 5:30 pm: Open House

Lottery will be held on Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 (open to public) at 9 am in the library.

"Please click here to apply for 2015-16 School Year"


LISA Academy Houston NASA Trip

A group of students attended Houston trip on Januay 17th.


Parent Teacher Conference on Monday Feb 16, 2015

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Monday February 16th from 9:00am -1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. No classes for students that day. Elementary teachers use google spreadsheet for sign up. Middle and High School Sign up sheets are available in the front office as of Feb 2nd. Please check your student's schedule prior to signing up.


Trip to U of A

Recently, a group of LISA Academy juniors and seniors visited University of Arkansas Fayetteville. The trip included campus visits and tour. The students viewed the campus classrooms, dorm rooms, recreational areas, sports arenas, and more. The institution informed the group about their entrance requirements and scholarship opportunities and answered individual questions about the course offerings in the students' chosen field of study.


LISA Academy Schools Recognized by ADE as top performing Schools

Three LISA Academy schools have been recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education as top performing schools in the state and will receive the following award amounts.

LISA ACADEMY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL - Top 10% - $9,544.92
LISA ACADEMY WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL - Top 20% - $24,084.34
LISA ACADEMY WEST HIGH SCHOOL - Top 20% - $11,571.21

The Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, high graduation rate. Up to $50 per student enrolled is awarded to public schools or public charter schools between the top 11% and top 20% of all public schools in Arkansas in combined student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, graduation rate under criteria set forth by rule of the state board. The top 10% and 20% schools were identified by assigning a percentile rank for the measures of each school’s performance, growth, and graduation rate (if applicable). The average of the assigned percentile ranks was calculated and the top deciles were identified.
LISA Academy students, parents and staff should be very proud of this recognition and the hard work that made it possible. Congratulations!


Annual Public Report for 2013-2014 School Year

LISA Academy is a tuition-free public charter school with a comprehensive college preparatory
program focusing on Science, Mathematics, English and Technology. The school has two campuses:
LISA Academy West in Little Rock, which serves 800 students in 6th through 12th grades since 2004,
and LISA Academy North in Sherwood, which serves 700 students in kindergarten through 12th grade
since 2008. LISA Academy West and LISA Academy North have been accredited by the Department of
Education since they are opened. read more . . .


College Trip To Texas

Recently, a group of LISA Academy juniors and seniors visited several prominent Texas colleges and universities on a field trip. The trip included campus visits and tours of SMU, Texas A&M, Baylor and Rice. The students viewed the campus classrooms, dorm rooms, recreational areas, sports arenas, and more. Each institution informed the group about their entrance requirements and scholarship opportunities and answered individual questions about the course offerings in the students' chosen field of study.

In addition, the group went to an NBA game while in Houston, and saw the Houston Rockets continue their winning streak.

It was a very fun and informative trip and hopefully the first in a tradition of college visits for all high school students at LISA.

Click here to see pictures.


LISA Academy North is awarded "High Achieving High School" in the State

Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report titled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas based on the Benchmark and End-of-Course exams.

We are pleased to announce that LISA Academy North High School won “High-Achieving High School” OEP award. These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the End-of-Course examinations in Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and Grade 11 Literacy exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic).

Here are the highlights of the report;

1st Place in Central Arkansas based on EOC Literacy
8th Place in Arkansas based on EOC Literacy
2nd Place in Central Arkansas based on EOC Algebra I
10th Place in Arkansas based on EOC Algebra I

We congratulate all our students and staff on this accomplishment.

Thanks to Parents for continous support to LISA Academy. read more . . .


Math Kangaroo in USA contest

LISA Academy math department proud to announce that LISA Academy will host ''Math Kangaroo in USA contest'' for the state of Arkansas

This is a nationwide math contest that all grade level can register. There are 100 seats available on a first come first serve basis. Contest here to go the contest website. Click here to see the competition calender. Click here to access available resources. The contest date is Thursday, March 19, 2015: Math Kangaroo Day at 4:00 pm at LISA Academy West Campus high school building. For more info please see Mr.Bayram or email at abayram@lisaacademy.org


Register Online
In a given year a student can be registered for one participation center/session only.
Applicants who have not previously registered , must first create an account before they can register online.


To create an account CLICK HERE . read more . . .


Special Guests Visit LISA North

Today Congressman Asa Hutchinson and former Governor Jeb Bush stopped by LISA Academy to learn more about what LISA does in the area of STEM education. They were treated to some special STEM demonstrations, discuss government with the AP government class, and watch Mrs. Thomason's class perform God Bless America in sign language. We are very proud of all of our little scholars who work so hard each and everyday to impress such special guests!


LISA Academy District Website

Dear Parents and Students
After the merger of LISA West and LISA North, www.lisaacademy.org has become LISA Academy District's website.
Please go to LISA District website for State Required Information and other district wide news.
You can reach the LISA District website by clicking " LISA District" tab in the menu bar of school webpage.

The web address of LISA Academy District is:

www.lisaacademy.org


LISA Academy Invited to Speak to the Joint House/Senate Committee On Education

LISA Academy representatives were recently invited to speak with the joint House/Senate committee on education in the Arkansas state capital about our best practices. The committee is seeking to define what makes charter schools different from standard public schools. We discussed our successful parent events, hands on learning, and STEM focus.


Former US Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige Visits LISA

Exciting News!! Dr. Rod Paige, the former US Secretary of Education was able to join us on Monday May 12 for a brief tour of our campus. He was very impressed with the diligent students and rigor of LISA Academy. As a leader in education he has seen education at all levels and was very pleasantly surprised at all the accomplishments of LISA students. Dr. Rod Paige and UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson also joined us for the 10th year anniversary on Monday evening as well. We are very appreciative of both gentlemen for taking time out of their busy schedule to join us and experience our education style.


LISA Academy 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

Dear LISA parents/guardians,

We would like to thank you all who participated in LISA's 10th anniversary reception and the celebration event, or sent their best wishes to us. LISA Academy's 10th anniversary celebration was a wonderful event with about 800 participants from our community, faculty, staff, parents, and students.

You can watch the LISA Academy video that was prepared in recognition of the 10th anniversary, and was shown during the event via our Youtube channel. Here is the link:

LINK:"LISA Academy 10th Anniversary Video"

Thank you for all of your support to education and to LISA Academy schools. We are looking forward to seeing you at our future events.

LISA Academy


LISA North Robotics Team Presents at Arkansas State Capitol

On April 14, 2014, the LISA Academy North Robotics team presented to the Senate and House Interim Committee on Education (Senators and Representatives) at the Arkansas State Capitol.  Students presented the FIRST Robotics program, which detailed an overview of each of the FIRST Robotics programs and the team’s accomplishments. Students answered several legislator’s questions. The committee seemed impressed, and the team was on thestage about 45 minutes.

Special thanks to Chairmen Senator Key and other legislators for  giving us this opportunity to spread the word about FIRST Robotics.

The students representing the LISA North Robotics team were Jon Penn, Ebon Paddock, Rhett Ward, Zeferin Turturro, Ryan Mars.  Mr. Fatih, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Paddock, and Mr. Akdemir also participated.


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