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Grades 6-9 Math and Literacy Night for Parents

The Math and English Departments at LISA Academy North would like to invite you to attend Parent Math and Literacy Night on Thursday, March 5th at 5:30pm to 7:00pm. During Parent Math and Literacy Night you will learn about the math and literacy resources available for your child. We will show you all the resources available through the textbook websites and provide you with the necessary login information for your student. The students have all been given a username and password during their Math and English classes. We will have extra copies of this information for you. Additionally, we will show you how to access materials to help your child study for the PARCC test. We hope to see you there!

LISA North Team Placed 2nd in the Regional Mathcounts Competition

On Saturday, Feb. 14, four members of the LISA North MathCounts team participated in the Central AR Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition at UALR. They left with a 2nd place win. Congratulations to Sahanna Bettadapura, Will Russell, Thaiza Ellis-Vorabouth, and Cindy Nguyen.

A special shout-out goes to Sahanna who was the highest scoring LISA North competitor at the chapter competition and Will who was the highest scorer in the LISA North school competition. Great job, guys!

We are so proud of all of our participants. The best of luck to you in the state competition on March 14!

LISA Academy North is ready for PARCC


We want all students be present on the testing dates.

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.


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 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!

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

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

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!

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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:

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.

LISA Database


 March 3, Tuesday
ACT State Test (Grade 11)
 March 10, Tuesday
PARCC ELA Test Part 1 (Grades 4 and 5) PBA
 March 11, Wednesday
PARCC ELA Test Part 2 (Grades 4 and 5) PBA
 March 12, Thursday
PARCC ELA Test Part 3 (Grades 4 and 5) PBA
 March 16, Monday
PARCC ELA Test Part 1 (Grades 3, 6,7,8,9 and 10) PBA
 March 17, Tuesday
PARCC ELA Test Part 2 (Grades 3, 6,7,8,9 and 10) PBA
 March 18, Wednesday
PARCC ELA Test Part 3 (Grades 3, 6,7,8,9 and 10) PBA
 March 20, Friday
Staff Development/ No school for students (no classes)
 March 23, Monday
Spring Vacation (no classes)
 March 24, Tuesday
Spring Vacation (no classes)
 March 25, Wednesday
Spring Vacation (no classes)
 March 26, Thursday
Spring Vacation (no classes)
 March 27, Friday
Spring Vacation (no classes)
 April 1, Wednesday
PARCC MATH Test Part 1 (Grades 3, 6, 7, 8, Algebra I and Geometry) PBA

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