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!
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.
We support LASA classrooms, paying for equipment, textbooks, and materials. For example, in the past several years, we have purchased:
We help defray the costs of AP Testing. At LASA, most juniors and seniors take 4 or more AP tests per year. PFLASA helps ensure that all students, regardless of income, can afford to take these tests. In 2016, PFLASA helped to subsidize 2,100 AP tests.
We directly support our teachers, paying for professional development and classroom materials for teachers and staff. We also host a Welcome Back to School luncheon just prior to the school year, and provide dinner on LASA Showcase night for teachers and staff.
We reach out to the LASA community by distributing the weekly Lots of LASA newsletter, managing the LASA Facebook page, holding grade-level events for students, offering workshops for parents, offering scholarships for students, and more.
We reach out to the greater Austin community by supporting information sessions and LASA Showcase night for prospective students and their parents as well as hosting a forum for candidates running for the AISD Board of Trustees.
We care. We support many other outreach activities.
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!
All current signup activities can be found here: click here.
The success of PFLASA relies on parents/guardians who volunteer their time and energy! We encourage potential volunteers to:
Make a contribution. Make a difference.
As a magnet school, LASA offers exceptional advanced classes and programs, many of which are unique to LASA. However, district funds can’t always cover the special texts, equipment and supplies our students need.
PFLASA helps to make up the difference. Once a year, we ask our families to show their support for our school by making a donation to PFLASA.
Every gift matters, no matter its size.
Whether it’s a DVD for a physiology class, an octopad percussion pad for the theatre department, or lab kits for chemistry classes, PFLASA helps to ensure LASA students have the materials they need to learn and that otherwise would not be available. Your generous contributions make this possible.
Thanks for generous support.
We welcome your contributions throughout the year! You can give online at the top of this page, or, if you prefer, print the form to make donations by check. Please make checks payable to PFLASA, and send to:
Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA)
7309 Lazy Creek Drive, Suite 225
Austin, TX 78724
Employers will frequently match your donation to a 501(c)(3) organization. Please check with yours today to find out if they will match your donation to PFLASA.
PFLASA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions to PFLASA are tax deductible as allowed by law. Your contribution will be acknowledged in writing.
PFLASA has the capability to accept stock donations. For further information about making these contributions please contact our treasurers.
It is PFLASA’s current policy to sell the stock upon receipt. In addition, please contact our treasurers if you are considering filing a match request with your employer to ensure that your contribution will have maximum impact, as some companies have qualifications on the type of entities they support.
Thanks for your support!