Resource: Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts (LSMSA) (Natchitoches, LA)
Website: Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts (LSMSA) (Natchitoches, LA)
Description: The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is a state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated students. Students apply during either their freshman or sophomore year for the opportunity to attend the LSMSA for their final two or three years of high school. Consideration is also given to students who apply only to attend LSMSA for their senior year. As a public school, there is no tuition and only a nominal room and board fee that can be reduced or waived. Established by the Louisiana state legislature in 1982, LSMSA belongs to an expanding group of state-supported, residential high schools founded to serve the academic, artistic, and creative needs of many of the state's best students.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 9/26/2008
To LSMSA, Thank You. I am a single mom unable to provide private education to my gifted children. LSMSA is a blessing.

Contributed by: Student on 8/27/2004
Sure, the Louisiana School introduces young minds to great ideas, but there is a ceiling that is soon hit, revealing the school as nothing more than a non-honors program based on higher subjects. Imagine yourself delving into college level subjects only to find that the exercises are the same repetitions you were hoping to leave behind.

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