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Our Mission

Consistently ranked as one of our nation’s and state’s best public high schools by Niche and U.S. News & World Report, the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) provides unique learning opportunities, specialized curriculum, and rigorous academics to all its students.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3), Parents and Friends of LASA (PFLASA) is a resource for teachers, parents, guardians, and students at LASA.

  • We organize events to build a sense of school community.
  • We keep families and students informed through Facebook and weekly LOTS of LASA newsletters, and other communications.
  • We raise funds for books, classroom materials, technology, AP tests, teacher and staff professional development, educational and community events, and equipment and resources that enhance students’ education.  In 2015-16, we made significant, important investments in technology by helping LASA purchase 510 new Computers on Wheels (COWs) and purchasing desktop computers for the Robotics, Electronic Magazine, and Yearbook classes

PFLASA offers a way for parents, grandparents, alumni, and community members to come together to support LASA and its students.  We hope you’ll join us!


We need your help!



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PFLASA helps purchase books for English and Contemporary Literature courses, including the Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Shakespeare’s  Hamlet, Camus’ The Stranger, Lamott’s Bird by Bird, O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, Mosley’s The Man in My Basement, Franzen’s The Twenty-Seventh City, DeLillo’s White Noise, Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Proulx’ Accordian Crimes and more.

NCSSS and more

PFLASA helps send LASA teachers to attend national conferences that focus on their specific areas of teaching and address the needs of advanced students.  One such conference is the National Consortium of Secondary STEM School Conference (NCSSS) which provides a forum for specialized secondary schools focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to exchange information and program ideas. PFLASA has also helped send teachers to the South by Southwest Education Conference (SXSWedu), Percussive Arts Society Conference, the Teaching Contemporary Mathematics Conference, and more!

LASA – A School with Heart!

PFLASA works with LASA to help build a welcoming atmosphere and strives to be a source of school information for parents, students and teachers. Besides raising funds for classroom materials, professional development for teachers, books, educational and community events, and equipment and other resources that enhance our students’ education, we host multiple social events that make LASA a school with heart:

  • Host a Welcome Back to School luncheon for teachers and staff.
  • Provide hosts for the New Teacher Tour when teachers travel the city far and wide via school bus to learn about LASA students and parents.
  • Organize a speaker series addressing issues pertinent to teens and parents, relating to high school.
  • Assist students with class socials, typically held over the lunch hour.
  • Assist the school with the LASA Showcase and provide dinner for teachers.
  • Assist the school with incoming student choice sheet days.
  • Host “Welcome to LASA” events for incoming parents
  • Coffeehouse, LASA’s student springtime talent show for students, families, teachers, and alumni.
  • Host Senior Salute, our end-of-the-year, off-campus event to send off the seniors in style.
  • Assist PTSA with Project Graduation, an all-night party at the YMCA for seniors the night of graduation.

Please volunteer and participate when you can. We look forward to meeting you, hearing your ideas, taking advantage of your talents, and working with you!


PFLASA Meetings

2016-17 PFLASA Meetings

Please join us! Throughout the school year we meet on the first and third Friday mornings of the month in the LASA/LBJ library, and hold one evening meeting per semester. We’d love to meet you and take advantage of all your talents. Besides discussing on-going activities, Principal Crescenzi typically provides us with LASA updates.

8:10 am in the LASA/LBJ library conference room (unless noted otherwise):