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Arkansas STEM Festival (Friday, April 24. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Arkansas STEM Festival initiated by LISA Academy with cooperation of the USA Science Festival and UALR Education Pioneers Club. K-12 students and their families are invited for a festival of ACTIVITIES and EXHIBITS designed to EXPLORE, CREATE, MAKE, and LEARN more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Click here to register.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Visit for more details.

Congratulations To Zeferin Turturro

Congratulations to Jennie Finch and Rachel Ward

Congratulations to Jennie Finch and Rachel Ward, both have been selected for Governor's school this year!

We had a college trip to New York and Boston in the spring break. We visited Harvard, MIT, West Point and Princeton colleges. We met with our alumnies too. More pictures are coming soon.


LISA Academy North will make up the 7 school days missed for inclement weather on the following dates:

Friday, March 20 (Friday schedule)
Saturday, April 25 (Monday schedule)
Saturday May 9 (Tuesday schedule)
May 21 through June 6: school day will be extended one hour at the end of each day, details to follow. (This will make up two school days.)
Friday, June 5 (Friday schedule)
Saturday, June 6 (field day, schedule to follow)

All clubs/tutoring will end on May 20, 2015.

First place in the regional Science Fair

On Tuesday March 10, 2015, Marti Boren, Chaden Hall, and Yahya Suid represented LISA Academy North in the Central Arkansas Regional Science Fair Senior Division.

All three demonstrated exceptional dedication to science and represented LISA well. Yaha Suid placed first place in Junior Science Academy with his paper over his science experiment. He also placed first place in the regional fair itself. Yahya also received honorable mention overall. If one of the top three overall students are not able to attend the ISEF competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been invited to showcase his work in the State Science Fair and Junior Science Academy to be held April 3-4, 2015.

LISA Academy North is ready for PARCC


We want all students be present on the testing dates.


LISA Academy is offering another fun-filled Leadership STEM Camp this summer at Arkansas 4-H Center. Students will enjoy fun outdoor activities and STEM projects like hands on experiments, archery, swimming, canoeing, high rope course, zip lining, camp fires, etc. The program is open to students in 7th through 11th grade, however students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited available places. The cost is $250 for 5 days including meals and accommodations. In addition, both academic and discipline records will be reviewed for students interested in attending the camp. Please see Mr. Han for details.

2015 Leadership STEM Camp locations and dates are as follows:

Boys Camp: Arkansas 4H center
Dates: May 29th - June 2nd, 2015

Girls Camp: TBA

LISA Academy North is the First Place Winner in Quiz Bowl Jr. High Tournament

On Feb 7th, LISA Academy North Team placed first in the Quiz Bowl Jr. High Tournament. Congratulations to the team and Coach Ms. Putman. 

Also Christropher Akel was awarded MVP of the entire day, as well as placing in All-Star.

Our Team will participate in State Tournament on Feb 28 at Nemo Vista.


High School Courses Sign Up

High School Students,
New course sign up is available for current 8th and up grades for 2015/2016 school year. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 10, 2015.
Click here for

"9th Grades Registration Form"

"10th Grades Registration Form"

"Juniors Registration Form"

" Seniors Registration Form"

Skype with Senator Boozman

On Thursday January 29, in celebration of school choice week, LISA Academy was honored with a virtual visit from United States Senator John Boozman. He took time out of his busy schedule, just before taking the Senate floor, to speak with students of LISA. He was very impressed by all of the outstanding accomplishments LISA students have made over the years and wants to come visit in person to learn more about LISA Academy. We look forward to a visit in person in the days to come!

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 . . .

Special Guests Visit LISA North

Governor 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 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 Database


 April 1, Wednesday
PARCC MATH Test Part 1 (Grades 3, 6, 7, 8, Algebra I and Geometry) PBA
 April 2, Thursday
PARCC MATH Test Part 2 (Grades 3, 6, 7, 8, Algebra I and Geometry) PBA
 April 6, Monday
PARCC MATH Test Part 1 (Grades 4 and 5) PBA
 April 7, Tuesday
PARCC MATH Test Part 2 (Grades 4 and 5) PBA
 April 14, Tuesday
IOWA Test Day 1 (1st and 2nd Graders) , Benchmark Science Test Day 1 (Graders 5 and 7)
 April 15, Wednesday
IOWA Test Day 2 (1st and 2nd Graders) , Benchmark Science Test Day 2 (Graders 5 and 7)
 April 16, Thursday
3rd Quarter Elementary Awards Assembly:
8:20 K-1 awards
9:00 2-3 awards
9:30 4-5 awards
 April 28, Tuesday
End of Course Biology Test Day 1 (Grade 10)
 April 29, Wednesday
End of Course Biology Test Day 2 (Grade 10)
 May 4, Monday
AP Chemistry Test
 May 5, Tuesday
PARCC ELA Test (Grade 3) EOY , AP Calculus AB/BC Test
 May 6, Wednesday
PARCC ELA Test (Grade 4 and 5) EOY , AP English Literature Test
 May 7, Thursday
PARCC ELA Test Day 1 (Grades 6,7,8,9 and 10) EOY , AP Spanish Test
 May 8, Friday
PARCC ELA Test Day 2 (Grades 6,7,8,9 and 10) EOY , AP U.S. History Test

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