Mission and Vision
The Liberal Arts and Science Academy cultivates responsible
leaders, problem solvers, and thinkers by offering a nationally
recognized, rigorous, innovative, evolving curriculum.
The School stands at the forefront of the nationwide effort to
produce graduates with exceptional knowledge and skills in English,
other languages, mathematics, science, social studies and
An outstanding high school education at the Liberal Arts and
Science Academy of Austin (LASA) prepares students for higher
education and at the same time encourages them to make a
significant contribution to community, state and nation.
RIGOR: The curriculum for every course - Math, English, Science,
Social Studies, and Art- is written to go above and beyond state
and district standards.
COMMUNITY: Students take courses with teachers who are experts in
their field and attend classes with students who enjoy the
challenge provided by those teachers.
INQUIRY: Many of our courses rely heavily on discussion and
seminar style delivery of the course information. Other courses
rely heavily on the use, interpretation, and delivery of
EXCELLENCE: Teachers, students, and parents recognize that these
four years are extremely important. Discussions of college
selection, admissions, scholarships, letters of recommendation, and
financial aid enter into conversations in the classroom beginning
the freshman year.