|LISA Academy North|
5410 Landers Road|
Sherwood, Arkansas 72117
|School type||Public charter|
|School district||LISA Foundation|
|NCES District ID||0500399|
|Authority||Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)|
|Oversight||Arkansas State Board of Education|
|NCES School ID||050039901485|
|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|
|Team name||LISA Academy-NLR Jaguars|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Activities Association|
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.
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.
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.
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).