What can LSMSA do for you?
Often ranked by The Washington Post as one of the top public elite high schools in the nation, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) offers Louisiana's best and brightest students a world-class education in a unique, nurturing environment. The accelerated curriculum includes traditional college-level courses as well as specialized electives and opportunities for independent study and research. Since the first commencement in 1985, more than 5,000 graduates have been prepared for success in college, ultimately taking positions of leadership and service in a variety of careers throughout Louisiana, the nation and the world.
Students apply during either their freshman or sophomore year for the opportunity to attend LSMSA. However, consideration is also given to students who apply only to attend for their senior year. As a public high school, there is no tuition to attend and only a nominal room and board fee that covers housing, meals, and campus activities including dances and residence hall programs.
LSMSA students are highly recruited by the nation's top universities. The annual merit-based scholarship offers for graduating seniors exceed $30 million.
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.