LSMSA to host prospective student Exploration Day Nov. 12

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This file photo of Snigdha Thumma, an alumna from the class of '14, shows her engaged in one of the hands on lessons

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) will host its first Exploration Day of the year Monday, Nov. 12 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eighth through 11th graders, along with their families, who are interested in getting the most out of their high-school career are encouraged to attend.

Exploration Days are an opportunity to experience LSMSA first-hand. Prospective students will tour the campus, visit classes, talk to faculty and administration, and meet and learn from students attending the school. Ranked within the Top 1 percent of America’s Best Public High Schools, LSMSA is the only state-funded residential high school for high-achieving and highly motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors. There is no tuition to attend and only a nominal room and board fee. Financial assistance can be offered to those who qualify. Students from public, private and parochial schools, as well as those who are home-schooled, are encouraged to apply.

Students attending LSMSA receive a college-level curriculum. More than 64 percent of the school’s faculty have earned the highest degree in their field. Class offerings include everything from core STEM classes to a variety of interest courses including dance, Chinese, astronomy, zoology, architecture, web design and coding, specialized music classes and more. LSMSA has articulation agreements with all schools in the University of Louisiana system, which award up to 74 hours of college credit for LSMSA courses.

The scope of the courses and the number of semester hours of credit vary from institution to institution. For more information, call LSMSA’s Office of Enrollment Services at 318-357-2503.