LISA Academy

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LISA Academy
21 Corporate Hill Drive

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United States
Coordinates34°45′05″N 92°23′18″W / 34.75135°N 92.38822°W / 34.75135; -92.38822Coordinates: 34°45′05″N 92°23′18″W / 34.75135°N 92.38822°W / 34.75135; -92.38822
School typePublic charter
NCES District ID0500074[1]
AuthorityArkansas Department of Education (ADE)
CEEB code041486
NCES School ID050007401107[2]
Teaching staff10.09 (on FTE basis)[2]
Enrollment260 [2] (2013–14)
Student to teacher ratio25.77[2]
Education systemCharter
Classes offeredRegular, STEM, Career Focus, Advanced Placement
School color(s)         Red and white
Athletics conference1A 5 North (2012–14)
SportsVolleyball, golf, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball (starting in 2014-15), Fencing (starting in 2014-2015)
Team nameLISA Academy Penguins
RivalLISA Academy North Penguins;
Academics Plus Falcons
USNWR rankingUnranked (2012)
National ranking2013: No. 1 (AR),
2013: No. 172 (USA)[3]
AffiliationArkansas Activities Association

LISA Academy is an open-enrollment public charter high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Formed in 2004, LISA or Little Scholars of Arkansas serves more than 2200 students in grades K through 12. In 2008, LISA Academy opened a second campus known as LISA Academy North.


As a public charter school, LISA Academy exceeds the requirements of the Smart Core curriculum developed the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students to complete 22 credit units before graduation. Students engage in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams, preparatory courses in ACT/SAT testing, leadership workshops, and partnerships with local colleges and universities.

LISA Academy has partnered with the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Monticello to offer twelve concurrent credit courses in math, English, history and music.

As of 2013 the LISA Academy is the highest ranked school in the state with a national ranking of No. 172 based on the Challenge Index presented by the Washington Post by receiving an index score of 4.432, which is the number of collegiate tests (e.g., Advanced Placement exams for college credit) taken in 2012 divided by the number of students. In 2011 and 2012, LISA received a national ranking of No. 335 and No. 393 with index scores of 2.923 and 3.207, respectively.[3]

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized LISA Academy High School as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School. LISA Academy High received Higher Performing (HP) recognition in area of Literacy.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The LISA Academy Charter School mascot for academic and athletic team is the Jaguar with school colors of red and Slightly darker Red.[4]

Clubs and traditions[edit]

LISA Academy students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations including Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Lego Robotics, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, mathcounts, math kangaroo in USA, TSA Teams, Science Olympiad, and Student Council.


The LISA Academy Jaguars participate in various interscholastic activities in the 1A 5 North Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Penguins compete in volleyball, golf (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), tennis (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), Fencing (starting in 2014-2015 school year), and softball (starting in 2014-2015 school year).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Lisa Academy Charter". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Lisa Academy High". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "LISA Academy, The Challenge Index". Washington Post. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "School Profile, LISA Academy". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved April 19, 2013.

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