LISA Academy Schools Rank On Top ranked LISA Academy schools as some of the top serving charter schools in the state of Arkansas. analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education (

Our rankings are as followed;

Best Charter Elementary School in Arkansas
#1 LISA North
Best Charter Middle School in Arkansas
#2 LISA North
#3 LISA West
Best Charter High School in Arkansas
#2 LISA West
Best Charter High School in Arkansas
#4 LISA North

LISA Academy North was also ranked the top elementary and middle school in the state of Arkansas according to
We Celebrate School Choice!
January 21 - 27 was National School Choice Week. We were thrilled to be able to celebrate this week with many other Central Arkansas schools who provide families with the option to choose where their child is educated. 
Cultures Come Together Through Food, Dance, and Fun
On January 27 we hosted our 7th annual Language and Culture Festival. This festival is very important to our school because it gives us the opportunity to showcase all the diverse cultures that walk through the halls on our campuses.

Each participating student from LISA Academy was expected to make a food dish that originated from the country they were assigned to. There were also educational boards and students who participated in performances
Parent Academy
Parent Academy was a great success, and we are grateful for our volunteer guest speakers and attendees.

Teen suicide, college readiness, drug prevention, and healthy living are among some of the topics that were discussed during workshop sessions. Our guest speakers were established leaders who hold positions as doctors, financial advisers, college professors, engineers, and more.

We hope this workshops provided parents with the confidence and opportunity to start difficult conversations within their household that could lead to a better lifestyle, choices, and future.

North Elementary Science Fair Showcased Many Bright Minds
On Febuary 2, LISA North Elementary hosted an amazing science fair for students in grades K-5. Students in K-1 entered single projects per class based around the topics the class has been studying. Students in third-fifth grade entered individual projects around self selected topics. Winners will be displaying projects at the March 9 STEM festival.
Arkansas Department of Education Visits LISA Academy
Dr, Jeremy Owoh, ADE Assistant Commissioner for Educator Effectiveness, made a visit to both LISA North and LISA Chenal to tour our schools.
"It was great to witness the amazing work that our students and educators are doing at LISA." - Dr. Owoh
Alexandra Boyd, Director of Public Charter Schools, visiting classrooms at LISA North.
Kathi Turner, Deputy Director for Career and Technical Education, learning about the Solar Car Project at LISA North.
Chenal Reading Fair Shows Inspiration Through Favorite Books
LISA Chenal hosted their Reading Fair on February 13. There were so many great projects presented by students on some wonderful books.
100 Days of School!
LISA Academy reached 100 days of school for the 2017-2018 school year on January 24!
Ellie Stomps Through the Halls of LISA Chenal
LISA Chenal got a special visit from Ellie the Elephant. She came to teacher students and teachers about the importance of kindness towards animals and one another!
Mathcounts Teams Head to State Competition
On February 17, 2018, LISA Mathcounts team competed in the chapter competition at UA Little Rock. Team participants (Shawn Chen, Autumn Hong, Tami Weng, and Nina Niemotka) and individual participants (Pierce Hickey, Wyatt Niemotka, Ivy Hong, Owen Weng, and Natalie Norman) represented Lisa North with pride.

LISA North was awarded third place overall, while LISA West came in first place at the Regional Competition. The teams will be competing on March 10, 2018 in the state competition. Individual participants will be going to state if they are on the top 60 percent. We hope for great results in state competition. 

List of students qualified for the state by campus:

LISA West:
Team Rank in Chapter: 1
School team and all 10 students qualified for the state. All 10 ranked top 16.
Coach: Ahmet Bayram

LISA North:
Team Rank in Chapter: 3
School team and total of 7 out of 9 students qualified for the state.
Coach:Jaime Garcia

LISA Chenal:
Team Rank in Chapter: 7
9 out of 10 students qualified for the state.
Coach: Miranda White
A Visit Through History
Earlier this month students from LISA West took a trip to Memphis to visit the National Civil Rights Museum. They enjoyed being able to learn about a critical piece of history in an interactive way.
LISA Jaguar Basketball Shows Significant Improvement
It was a great season for the  LISA North  Jaguars basketball teams.This season has been the most successful season at LISA North since it’s opening. The Senior High teams who were led by Coach James Bristow, each won games for the first time in LISA North History. They didn’t stop there, the Senior Girls went on to win 4 games and the Senior Boys went on to win 9 games including their first ever playoff win.

The Junior Boys who were led by Coach Taylor Rogers also achieved great success in winning 9 games. The growth of the players as young men and women was the biggest success of all!
LISA West Middle School Science Quiz Bowl team won 1st place in the Regional competition!
Jackson Hill placed 2nd in the 50 Freestyle and 1st in the 100 Freestyle. He qualified for the State Meet in the 50 Freestyle. He is the first male swimmer from LISA Academy to place in a District Meet and the first to qualify for State.

Sarah "Sadie" Durand placed 5th in the 100 Back. She is the first female swimmer from LISA Academy to place in a District Meet
LISA Academy Gifted and Talented Program
Gifted and Talented students from LISA Academy North and Chenal visiting Crystal Bridges Museum on December 4, 2017.
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Arkansas STEM Festival
The Arkansas STEM Festival is an incredible event due to the sheer number of benefits and experiences it provides. The 100+ engaging demonstrations at the festival are a sight to behold! It is among the largest meetings of the Arkansas STEM community in the entire state. It is an ideal field trip destination, because it's completely free and highly educational for students and people of all ages. Presenting students obtain numerous valuable experiences including presenting their work to a large and engaging audience, meeting and discussing STEM with experts, teaching others about STEM, learning about STEM from others and from STEM-focused companies, hearing influential STEM figures speak, and having the opportunity to be recognized for their work! The next Arkansas STEM Festival will beheld on Friday, March 9, 2018!

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