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LISA Academy is a high performing K-12 public charter school system in Arkansas that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math

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LISA Academy is a high performing K-12 public charter school system in Arkansas that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math


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"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th U.S. President




LISA Academy North welcomed Congressman French Hill

On Friday May 5 LISA Academy North welcomed Congressman French Hill. He spoke to our high school students about all of the exciting new projects happening in the central Arkansas area, but how we can do more to start innovative businesses here in Arkansas. Congressman Hill honored two students for outstanding volunteer hours senior Yahya Suid and junior Marti Boren. Both received congressional recognition for their great achievements. Following his speech Congressman Hill was treated to several special exhibits; STEM demonstrations, solar car tour, and elementary robotics demonstration. We appreciated his time and devotion to education and hope he can return soon.





LISA Academy Wellness Committee

To make our schools' environment healthier, our district is forming a Wellness Committee. The purpose of the committee is to bring together representatives from the school and community who can help us address issues facing the health and well-being of our children and youth. Your input is particularly important and we would be honored to have you as a District Wellness Committee member. We understand that your time is valuable and we want you to know we are committed to making changes in policies and programs that will positively affect the health of our students and staff. We will be examining and planning for changes in the classroom, cafeteria, playground and more. Our first meeting will take place on May 11th at 4:30pm at our Lisa Academy North location (5410 Landers Rd). We anticipate holding meetings every 10-12 weeks (at least 4 times) during the school year. If you have any questions, or want to know more about what sort of responsibilities you would have as a member, please contact Dr. Fatih Bogrek at (fbogrek@lisaacademy.org).





LISA North students win Girls of Promise -Coding for Good competition

LISA North freshmen Ashanti Poindexter and Ta’Mya Jones won first place in the Girls of Promise Coding for Good competition for their project A & T Database they programmed with Python, on Thursday night at the 4H Center in Little Rock. The freshmen created the database to help Teachers, Students, and Parents communicate. 8th-grade female students at the STEM Runs the World conference determined the winning presentation.





LISA Academy proudly announces that we have joined the Million Women Mentors program.y

LISA Academy is partnering with MWM to provide mentors to our middle/high school girls interested in STEM. Walmart is partnering with STEMConnector® and the Lt. Governor of Arkansas, Tim Griffin, to launch a STEM mentoring program called Million Women Mentors®. This is a nationwide movement that supports the engagement of one million STEM mentors (male and female) to mentor girls and women from school age to work age continuum and help encourage them to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers by the year 2019. LISA Academy is partnering with MWM to provide mentors to our middle/high school girls interested in STEM. To volunteer, go to their website, www.millionwomenmentors.org and sign up to be a mentor. Thank you for your support of STEM education.





LISA Academy Middle School Reconized by Office for Education Policy

The Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas. In the report released Wednesday, March 1, Lisa Academy West Middle School received six awards: Statewide: Overall High Achieving Math High Achieving Regional: Central Region Overall High Achieving Central Region ELA High Achieving Central Region Math High Achieving Central Region Science High Achieving Awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at each level on the 2016 ACT Aspire Math, ELA, and Science.





LISA Academy Charter School Contract is renewed for 13 years by the State Board of Education

The State Board of Education approved LISA Academy’s 13 year renewal application on January 12, 2017. This is the first time a charter school in Arkansas received that longest term which is amazing. LISA Academy’s huge success was recognized again in the meeting. Here are some of the highlights from the yesterday’s meeting; “LISA Academy has one of the best track records academically and financially among the state's charter schools. LISA has had a lot of success, and so they felt they were in a position to ask for 13 year" Alexandra Boyd, Director of Public Charter Schools Office, Arkansas Department of Education “The longer renewal period is an opportunity to reward a charter school for great behavior” Susan Chambers, State Board Member, Arkansas Department of Education We are so proud of our administration, staff, students, and parents for making LISA Academy one of the best schools in the state of Arkansas. We truly believe that education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our education and provide the best for the students of LISA Academy. We appreciate your continuous support of LISA Academy. Congratulations to LISA Academy Family… TOGETHER WE ARE MIGHTY!





Attention to the 6th grade Applicant

LISA Academy is proud of the educational opportunities we provide to our Kindergarten through 12th grade students. We are excited to provide this to both the North Little Rock as well as Little Rock areas. As of the 2016-2017 school year, we have our new LISA Chenal Elementary in West Little Rock that serves K-6 students. This school feeds into our LISA West Middle School serving 7th-8th grades and finally into LISA Academy West High School for our 9th-12th grade students. Our district schools work closely together to provide a nice smooth transition for students between campuses. The LISA Academy Chenal campus provides 6th grade students with their own wing within the school. With this being the only grade that is changing classes for eight periods a day, the students are able to learn skills with their locker, time management and our team works closely to help students organize themselves to be successful in middle school. This gives our students a strong foundation for their move into the 7th grade at LISA West Middle School. We find that students that develop a firm foundation with these skills are better prepared for continued success. Students wishing to continue enrollment for the next grade level, even if it is in a different building, simply need to complete and submit the Re-enrollment form by January 31st. They are not required to go through the application and lottery process. We believe there is great strength in working closely with our families and continuing that school-family relationship as your students grow and learn. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to play such a critical role in the lives of your children




2017-2018 School Year Student Application

2017-2018 School Year K thru 12th Grades Prospective Student Application is available now. "Please click here to apply online for 2017-18 School Year" OPEN HOUSE Dates; Saturday December 10, 2016 at 11:00 am, Saturday January 7, 2017 at 11:00 am, Thursday January 26, 2017 at 9:00 am, Sunday February 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm, Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm Application deadline is February 10, 2017. Lottery will be held on Wednesday February 15, 2016 at 9 am in the school library (Open to Public).






3nd Annual Arkansas STEM Festival

Arkansas STEM Festival is initiated by LISA Academy with the cooperation of USA Science Festival and UALR. A great variety of exploration stations will provide hands-on activities that bring opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. Students and parents are invited to a festival of ACTIVITIES and EXHIBITS designed to EXPLORE, CREATE, MAKE, and LEARN more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. .

This year, our theme is “Hello, World!”, which symbolizes a successfully executed line of code that can be transformed into something that could potentially benefit a large number of people. In addition, the festival is a great way for Arkansas’ young computer scientists and programmers to literally say hello to the world through their work. The double meaning of “Hello, World!” is ultimately what made it the best choice to be the theme of the 3rd Annual Arkansas STEM Festival. The event will be held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on March 3 in the Donaghey Student Center.

Registration is required to attend (Click here to register)

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LISA Academy is now hiring K-12 Educators

LISA is a highly recognized and award-winning charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals. LISA strives to provide personal growth and professional success to recent graduates or experienced professionals seeking new career opportunities. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, professional support and opportunities for career advancement.

LISA Academy is looking for K-12 grade level certified or Highly Qualified Teachers.

Apply for a position at LISA WEST 

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Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy

It is the policy of LISA not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (501) 246-5853 located at 23 Corporate Hill Dr. Little Rock, AR 72205.