The application process is open at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
The early deadline for completed applications is Feb. 1, while the regular deadline is April 1. These are priority deadlines, meaning students that have completed all the parts of their application by these dates receive priority over students that have not completed the process. This does not mean the school stops accepting applications.
A completed application includes the student’s portion (short answers); parental permission; two teacher recommendations (one from an English instructor and one from a math instructor); one counselor recommendation; a recent (within the last calendar year) ACT or SAT score; and an official campus visit.
Once all of these items have arrived in the Office of Enrollment Services, it usually takes two to three weeks for the administration to respond to students with a decision.
If a student has not registered for the ACT, it is encouraged that he or she do so by the December or February test date.
Interested applicants may contact the Office of Enrollment Services when and if they have questions about the application process. The office number is 1-318-357-2503.
Applying online is a simple process and may be completed at www.LSMSA.edu.
The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts is the preeminent state supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana’s high-achieving, highly motivated students.
As a public school, there is no tuition and only a nominal room and board fee that can be reduced or waived.