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LISA Wishes Happy Thanksgiving

We are thankful to have such a great school since 2008 with wonderful students and their supporting parents/guardians. We are thankful to have committed administrators and teachers to serve the quality education to our students.

We would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

(School will be closed Nov 22nd thru Nov 30th)

Elementary Parent Night- Focus on Curriculum

The LISA North elementary teachers will host a parent night Thursday, December 11 at 5:15pm. All elementary parents are invited to come get helpful hints, tricks, and sneak peeks all about Common Core. Parents will leave with resources in hand and maybe even a prize! Students that come will get a free jeans pass! There will also be a chili cook-off for our parent chefs! Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event

LINK:"Click for RSVP"

Want to sign up for the chili cook off too? LINK:"Click to Enter"

LISA Academy Public Charter School's 4th Annual Foreign Language Festival

LISA Academy Public Charter School's 4th Annual Foreign Language Festival is one of the great events to promote diversity and foreign language in education. This year's theme is ''The Art of Living Together''. Please join us in this magnificent event where our students will perform songs, poems, dances in Spanish and Turkish to celebrate. The event will take place at Statehouse Convention Center 101 E Markham St Little Rock, AR 72201, Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST) Please contact Mr. Yaz at if you have any questions.

Please click here to Register and Mark your Calendar for LISA Academy Language Festival.

Be a Science Fair Judge!

Science Fair is one of the most prestigious competitions that we do every year, and this wonderful tradition is only possible with your support. If you would like to take part in this spectacular event, please fill out the form below. We will be accepting applications for judging until December 21, 2014. If interested, Please fill out the form.

Science Fair will take place at LISA Academy on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. We encourage everyone to attend.

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.

Donuts with Dads

LISA Academy had a full house on Tuesday as we welcomed over 150 dads to our annual Donuts with Dads event! Our dads enjoyed performances by our violin clubs and the school honored a few of our wonderfully involved dads: Duane Lang and Bernie Finch. We would like to thank all of our parent volunteers that helped with the event, especially the Watch Dogs, as well as all of our dads who were able to attend this fun event. For pictures of the event, please click read more. read more . . .

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 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!

JAGUARS qualified State Championship

On Saturday November 15th students from our middle school robotics team JAGUARS 11096 competed in FLL (FIRST LEGO League) competition this year in Hot Springs. Those students included Doyne Martin, Dina Patel, Joy Penn, Sydney Harris, Mary Martin, and William Martin. They competed in three different categories: World Class 2014 Project, Team Values and Robot Game. The students did a great job completing the challenges and representing our school and have qualified to move on to the state rounds.The state qualifier will be held on December 13th in Mountain Home. GO JAGUARS!

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 . . .

2015-2016 School Year Prospective Student Application

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

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

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.

Basketball Season

Our basketball season has begun! Come out and support our Jaguars at our game this season! Here is a link to the basketball schedule and also directions to our home gym, the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club. We hope to see you at every game!

Our home gym will be at the “Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas Wetherington Unit”

Address: 1212 Jim Wetherington Pl. North Little Rock, 72114

"Basketball Schedule"

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

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, 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:

5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Hula Wins STEM Elementary Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Hula was surprised by the Arkansas Chapter of David D. Terry Jr. Chapter 2014 from the Air Force Association as Elementary Teacher of the Year! Along with her recognition, Mrs. Hula received a 2 shirts, a memorial binder, and a check for $250 to be spent at her discretion. For all of her hard work and dedication to earn this award we want to say, great job Mrs. Hula!

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.

Research Opportunities for Students

There's a great opportunity for LISA high school students to work in UALR laboratories with the faculty and other researchers. Working in a lab is a chance to gain valuable hands-on skills and build up their resumes when applying for a College.
Please fill the Google Form out by September 7 if interested. This opportunity will be limited to a few students and selection will be done by UALR faculty.

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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