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LISA Academy North
LISA Academy North
Address
5410 Landers Road
Sherwood, Arkansas 72117
United States
Coordinates 34°48?02?N 92°12?47?W / 34.80042°N 92.21305°W / 34.80042; -92.21305Coordinates: 34°48?02?N 92°12?47?W / 34.80042°N 92.21305°W / 34.80042; -92.21305
Information
School type Public charter
Opened 2008 (2008)
Status Open
School district LISA Foundation
NCES District ID 0500399[1]
Authority Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)
Oversight Arkansas State Board of Education
CEEB code 042268
NCES School ID 050039901485[2]
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 170 (2010-11[2])
Education system Charter
Classes offered Regular, STEM, Career Focus, Advanced Placement
School color(s)          Red and white
Athletics conference 1A 5 North (2012-14)
Sports Volleyball, golf, basketball, soccer, tennis
Mascot Jaguar
Team name LISA Academy-NLR Jaguars
Rival LISA Academy
Accreditation ADE
Tuition N/A
Affiliation Arkansas Activities Association
Website

LISA Academy North is an open-enrollment public charter high school located near North Little Rock in Sherwood, Arkansas, United States. LISA Academy North or Little Scholars of Arkansas Academy - North Little Rock serves more than 250 students in grades 6 through 12 and is administered by the LISA Academy Charter School.

LISA Academy North is a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory, tuition-free school financed by Arkansas State Board of Education. However, it is exempt from many public school regulations so that it can pursue an innovative approach that is designed to improve student performance. The first school year (2008-09) the institution began with grades K thru 8 with an enrollment of about 300 students. It is operated by the LISA Foundation, which formed the first LISA Academy in Little Rock in 2004 as the state's first charter school.

Academics

As a public charter school, LISA Academy North 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. The school's focus is on STEM (science, mathematics, engineering and technology) fields.

Extracurricular activities

The LISA Academy North mascot for academic and athletic team is the Jaguar with school colors of red and white.

Clubs and traditions

LISA Academy North students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations including Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Robotics, National Honor Society, MathCounts, Quiz Bowl, Social Studies Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Spelling Bee, and Student Council.

Athletics

The LISA Academy North Jaguars participate in various interscholastic activities in the 1A 5 North Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Jaguars compete in volleyball, golf (boys/girls), basketball (boys), tennis (boys/girls) and soccer (boys/girls).

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