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.
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!
Thanks to all of you for a successful donation drive! Your generosity has enabled LASA students to have access to improved technology.
As a result of our successful 2015-16 donation drive, PFLASA was able to assist the school in purchasing 510 new Chromebooks and 10 new computer carts. The district’s original goal was for all campuses to be at a 3 to 1 student to portable computer ratio, but because of your generosity we were able to add enough computers to what we would have received through the bond money to be at a 2 to 1 ratio.
In addition, we raised enough funds to also purchase new computers for the computer lab in the dungeon where computer science and robotics classes are held.
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.
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!
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:
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!
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):