APPLY TO LASA

APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.




DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: FEBRUARY 1ST, 2021

How to Apply to LASA for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. Do you live in AISD?

    • If yes, go to #2.

    • If no, you may not apply to LASA High School for the 2021-2022 school year.

    • If you move within Austin ISD’s boundaries before February 1, 2021 and that is your primary residence, then LASA is allowed to assess your application.

    • If families move to Austin and their primary residence is established 45 days after the application due date, LASA will be allowed to assess your application but not until we have confirmation of a utility bill.

  2. Do you have an AISD parent cloud account? (Be sure you do NOT create a new account if you already have one with AISD.)

    • If yes, go to step #3.

    • If no, you must create a parent cloud account before you can complete the application information. You will need to submit proof of residence in Austin ISD (utility bill in parent name) and you can do this either on the LASA Application Applicant Information electronically or you can mail a copy of your utility bill. Please go to our website and access common links for the parent cloud account.

  3. In the AISD Parent Cloud, complete the AISD Intent to Apply for a Magnet/Application Program.

    • This program will send your request for Letters of Recommendation via email to those teachers.

    • LASA strongly recommends that students ask teachers in person if they will complete a Letter of Recommendation before you complete the AISD Intent to Apply for a Magnet/App. Program.

    • Before filling out the AISD Intent to Apply for a Magnet/Application Program, please gather the email addresses for your teachers that will be providing recommendations for you.

    • In the Parent Cloud, search for the “AISD Intent to Apply” tile.

    • Once you complete the AISD Intent to Apply for a Magnet/Application Program, you will receive a confirmation email from the District.

  4. Student should then complete the LASA Application Applicant Information form.

    • Parents that are new to Austin ISD must submit their most recent utility bill that shows they live in Austin ISD. Any applicant that does not follow residency requirements will not have their application evaluated for admission to LASA.

    • It is crucial that you enter a student email address and a parent email address. We will use these email addresses as our primary way to communicate with you regarding any updates or needed items for your application or any last minute changes to the application process.

  5. Students should submit the 3 short answer questions and Creative Work form.

    • LASA strongly recommends that students should have a trusted adult review their work before they submit this information.

    • The rubric for how LASA will assess your responses can be found here.

  6. Students should sign-up for the in-person CogAT exam at your middle school or at LASA.

    • We strongly recommend students take this exam at their current middle school. If you cannot take it at your current school then you can sign-up to take it at LASA. Please check the recruitment calendar page for dates/times.

  7. What grades does LASA use in the admission process?

    • ONLY non-AISD students need to submit grades as LASA has access to grades for AISD students.

    • LASA is not accepting 2nd semester grades from 2019-2020 because of COVID-19 issues. All non-AISD students must submit an electronic copy of their first semester grades for 2019-2020 and an electronic copy of their first semester grades from 2020-2021.

If you are only sending a hard copy of your application, please send all documents to the address below. Also we will not return any documents so please only send copies of documents. We will also not consider any items like principal awards, honor society certificates or any other certificates so please do not send those items.

Attention: LASA Admissions 2021-2022

Liberal Arts and Science Academy

7309 Lazy Creek Drive Suite 225

Austin TX 78724

*Please check the useful links below for other information including the rubric for how LASA will assess applications.

*Throughout the application process, we will communicate with you via email with any updates or when your application is complete. If you completed and submitted all of your application materials but you did not receive a confirmation email, please email LASA at LASAadmissions@austinisd.org. Before you contact LASA, please check your spam folder to ensure that the confirmation email was not blocked. We typically send out these emails at the end of the week starting in December. We are looking forward to getting to know all of our applicants through this application process.

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Please log out of your student account first.

APPLICATION LINKS

** Online is the preferred method (online and hard copy formats are treated the same; Please do not submit both methods.)