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School Supply List

Dear Parents,

We are including our School Supplies List on our webpage. We have set up a fund raiser with Office Depot this year. For everything you purchase at Office Depot they will donate a portion back to our school. You get the great products you need for your student to succeed during the school year and we get money back for our school. At the top of each list you will find a school ID number, you must give this number in order for us to receive credit for your purchase. If you have a student in 6th - 8th grade click on the one labeled LISA MS and if you have a student in 9th - 12th grade click on the one that is labeled LISA HS. This is a general list, teachers may require more than what is listed after your student starts class. Thank you for your help,

LISA Academy

Click here for the LISA Middle School Supply List

Click here for the LISA High School Supply List

Summer Reading

The Summer Reading for grades 6-8 is "Out of the Dust," by Karen Hesse. Grades 9-12 will be reading "The Worst Hard Time," by Timothy Egan.

AP Summer Work

Summer work for the majority of AP courses for the 2014-2015 school year can be found by following the provided link. read more . . .

ESL training for Charter Schools

LISA Academy is proud to host
the ADE sponsored
ESL training for Charter Schools
presented by:
Ana Filpek, M.S., Ph.D.
Secondary Teachers: July 28th- 29th
Elementary Teachers: July 30th-31st

Click here for flyer

Summer Meals

Did you know that free healthy meals are available to kids during the summer?

It is very simple; you only have to be 18 years of age or younger to receive free summer meals. You do not have to complete an application, live in a certain area or have a certain income to participate in the summer meals program. Kids visiting from out of state may also enjoy free summer meals.

Where can my kids, family and friends get free nutritious summer meals?

Please check out the websites below, click summer food program and enter your zip code. A map will show the name, address and phone number nearest you where children 18 years of age or younger can enjoy free nutritious summer meals. read more . . .

LISA Outperformes Region and State in State Benchmark Exams

We are happy to announce that LISA Academy Middle School students outperformed their peers in the region and in the state in 2013-2014 State Benchmark exams in Mathematics and Literacy. You can find a detailed report here. read more . . .

LISA Student Aashna Farishta is a Published Author

LISA Academy student Aashna Farishta has been honored by Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts for an outstanding contribution to the Arkansas Anthology 2014. Her essay has been published. Congratulations.

37 LISA Seniors Graduated on May 16, 2014

37 LISA seniors graduated on May 16, 2014 with a wonderful ceremony. Our senior class has been offered more than three million dollars scholarship. Congratulations.

Click here to check out graduation pictures

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"

PHOTO GALLERY LINK: 10th Anniversary Photos

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 is the winner of the Arkansas Science Olympiads

LISA Academy has won the Division B Arkansas Science Olympiads amongst 14 teams. We will represent our state in the Nationals in May in Orlando, Florida.

Congratulations to our students and their coaches.

LISA Academy High School Ranked 259 out of 1900 in the Nation

LISA Academy High School ranked 259th out of more than 1900 high schools in the nation according to Washington Post's 2014 America's Most Challenging High Schools list.

You can find the details by clicking here

Congratulations to LISA family. Thanks everyone who contributed to this success.

The New LISA High School Honors Program with AP Capstone Diploma

Dear LISA 8th grade parents/guardians,

We are very happy to introduce to you our new high school graduation plan called "Honors Graduation Plan". This plan provides opportunities for our students who have already completed Algebra I, Geometry and Biology courses in middle school to start taking AP courses in 9th grade, to take currently up to 21 AP courses in high school (the number may increase in the future), an opportunity for early graduation, and to receive an AP Capstone diploma.

Please find the attached document about the program. We are looking forward to preparing your students for college.

Click here to see the document read more . . .

LISA 6th Grade C. Hadden Qualifed for the National History Bee Finals

On March 29th, LISA Academy student C. Hadden (6th Grade) qualified for the finals of the National History Bee, which will be held in Atlanta, GA on June 6-8.

He scored in the Top 10 at a regional competition held in Memphis, TN. This is a fantastic achievement for Cole, and LISA Academy is extremely proud of him. We wish him the best of luck at Nationals!

2013-2014 Mathcounts State Champions

2013-2014 Mathcounts State competition was a complete success for LISA
Academy. Our school won the
first place in the State. Our mathletes had an outstanding
performance. All our Mathcounts Team Students (Leck Tang, Alice
Tang, Kelvin Kang, Henry Huang) placed in top 10. Leck Tang is the
2013-2014 mathcounts state champion. Kelvin Kang won the 3rd place.
Leck and Kelvin will be representing LISA Academy at the national
mathcounts competition that is going to be held in Orlando, FL in May
9th, 2014. Please congratulate all our mathletes who represented LISA
Academy in the state competition.
Qualified students for the State:
1.Leck Teng-8
2.Alice Tang-8
3.Kath Cui-8
4.Sahar Tariq-8
5.Chy Murali-8
6.Suraj Kalluri-8
7.Anska Moorjani
8.Samuel Park
9.Henry Huang-7
10.Michelle Xu-7
11.Kelvin Kang-6

LISA Student Participated in Discovering Excellence in Arkansas program

Three LISA 6th grade students (J. Patel, A. Yin, and E. Ali) and Science teacher Ms. Ersoy were honored by Governor Bebee in Discovering Excellence in Arkansas event where 100 sixth grade Arkansas students participated in. The event was held at Museum of Discovery, Little Rock.

Ninety-four sixth graders from 34 schools across Arkansas spent the evening at Museum of Discovery for the second Discovering Excellence in Arkansas sponsored by Molex. Students visited and complete activities with STEM professionals from Molex, Lockheed Martin, Verizon Wireless, Caterpillar Inc., AT&T, Southwest Power Pool and Welspun.

Click to see pictures of the event on Museum of Discovery's Facebook page

LISA Annual Language Festival Held

LISA Academy Public Charter School's Annual Language Festival was held on January 24, 2014 at UALR Fine Arts building. This year's theme was ''The Art of Living Together''. Our students performed songs, poems, dances in Spanish and Turkish to celebrate the diversity at our school. Cultural Mexican and Turkish food was available before the program started. Awards were given to students who were selected 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Mexican Consulate Mr. David Manuel Preciado attended the program and gave a speech to the audience.

Visit our Facebook page to see more pictures at https://www.facebook.com/LISAAcademy

Alumni Dinner

LISA Academy was happy to host the first Alumni Dinner 2014 on Tuesday January 7th! It was a successful start of the New Year and an opportunity to introduce our freshly formed Alumni Department. We were glad to see graduates of all classes since 2009. Former LISA students had a great chance to share their experiences at the wonderful dinner table and meet the representatives of the Alumni Department. We want to thank everyone who came to visit us this night and to those who created the friendly atmosphere and made the event possible. We are looking forward to seeing all of you in our upcoming events!

LISA Academy Visited Mayor Stodola

LISA Academy administrators and students visited Mayor Stodola in his office on January 8th, 2014. We thanked Mayor Stodola for his support of education and LISA Academy. Mayor Stodola and our students had good conversation regarding the LISA language festival and the Mayor's Youth Council.

LISA Academy High School Made the Americas Best High Schools List

We are thrilled to let you know that Lisa Academy High School made our list! Please check out http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/2013/americas-best-high-schools.html for the full list and related content.

LISA placed 1st in Arkansas in Washington Post's High School Challenge

Dear LISA family,

LISA Academy was placed first in Arkansas and 164th in the nation at Washington Post's High School Challenge.

America's Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that's a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.

You can click here to see the information on Washington Post

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