LSMSA: A Life Changing Opportunity for Louisiana’s Young People!

By Kevin Shannahan

The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts (LSMSA) held its Fall 2018 Exploration Day Nov. 12 at the LSMSA’s campus in Natchitoches. One hundred prospective students and their families came from every corner of Louisiana to visit the LSMSA and see what the school has to offer. The visitors were able to sit in on classes and attend demonstrations in physics, chemistry and the visual arts. The 40 members of the LSMSA student ambassadors gave campus tours and answered visitor’s questions about their educational experiences and life at the school. The LSMSA Director, Dr. Steve Horton, his staff and student representatives hosted a panel that explained the LSMSA experience to interested parents.

The LSMSA has an enrollment of 358 students in grades 10-12 who hail from throughout the state and attend the state’s only residential public high school. Their classes are taught at a collegiate level and students may graduate with an associate’s degree from NSU or ULM as well as their diploma from the LSMSA. The school also has articulation agreements with various Louisiana institutions as well as Georgia’s Ogelthorpe University that allow a LSMSA graduate to enter with advanced standing.

The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts can change the whole direction of a life! For more information, contact Michael Sumner, Coordinator of Recruiting, at 318-357-2500.