The Liberal Arts and Science Academy is a community built on ideas, innovation—and an independent spirit. Consistently ranked among the best high schools in Texas and the United States, LASA offers a world-class education, rigorous curriculum and robust hands-on learning opportunities.
LASA creates a challenging yet nurturing environment for students to expand and deepen their understanding as they explore the range of their artistic and intellectual talents—from fine arts and philosophy to robotics and stem cell research.
By recruiting the most academically advanced students from public and private middle schools throughout the city, LASA is a diverse magnet school with scholars from every ZIP code in Austin.
Diversity—in students and ideas—is critical to the academy’s strength and success. Students excel on every level: in the classroom, on advanced placement exams and at state and national competitions such as the Science Olympiad, Siemens-Westinghouse and the Intel Science Fair.
The academy also shares a campus with LBJ Early College High School. Together, they are home to "The One, The Only," the highly decorated and world-traveling LBJ Jaguar Band.
LASA remains among the country’s top-ranked schools for educating the brightest minds, while fostering the next generation of citizens and leaders—thinkers and doers who are prepared to help strengthen their communities and build a better world.
Student & Family Supports
School Based Mental Health Center
Performance | Demographics
2019 STAAR Passing Rates
Note: STAAR was cancelled in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19.
In recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 emergency, TEA labeled all campuses Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019-20 school year.
Source: Texas Education Agency