The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) is a four-year comprehensive, public, urban, advanced academic magnet high school of approximately 1300 students in the Austin Independent School District (AISD). The program recruits the most academically advanced students from public and private middle schools in Austin; as such, admission to LASA is competitive, based on test scores, previous accomplishments and teacher recommendations.
The LBJ Science Academy, Austin’s first magnet program, was created in 1985. The Liberal Arts Academy at Johnston High School opened in 1987. The two programs were merged in 2002 and became the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA), housed on the Lyndon Baines Johnson High School campus. In 2007, the AISD school board voted to make LASA its own high school. In 2021, LASA will move to what is now Eastside Memorial Early College High School.
LASA educates socially responsible leaders, problem solvers, and thinkers through a nationally recognized, rigorous, innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum.
We are the Raptors!
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LASA shares the campus with LBJ High School. LASA is located on the 2nd floor.
For the 2020-21 school year, LASA will be it's own school for UIL Athletics. We will compete as the LASA Raptors. Please note, LASA will not compete in UIL Football for this school year but will play football. See the LASA Athletics page for all schedules and other information.
For the 2020-21 school year, we will share Fine Arts UIL activities with LBJ High School and will compete in UIL Fine Arts activities as the LBJ Jaguars.