LSMSA Online Academy supported through grant

School News Report

A grant from the Virginia Martin Howard Foundation will offer tuition assistance to students participating in the Online Academy offered through the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.

The $25,000 grant provides scholarships for 45 students.

The Online Academy is for gifted/high potential seventh, eighth and ninth grade students who wish to receive advanced high school credit. Student admission to the program is selective and students must meet at least two of the eligibility requirements.

The eligibility requirements include participation in a school gifted program, recommendation by a gifted and talented designated teacher, scores on national tests in the 90th percentile and/or recognized by Duke TIP or other noted program.

Participants may register for Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Spanish I, French I, Latin I, Earth Science, Civics or Fine Arts Survey.

Courses will provide a rich educational experience for participating students. These courses are rigorous, filled with engaging lessons, manipulatives and activities to address a student’s deeper understanding of the course content.

Upon passing these courses, students will receive accelerated high school credit.

Students will have the flexibility to complete course work within a prescribed course schedule, but at their chosen time frame each school day. As each student completes online activities, their progress will be assessed by the instructor and assistance provided to keep students on track toward their academic goals.

For more information about the Online Academy, visitLSMSA.edu, call (800) 256-2854 or email virtualschool@lsmsa.edu.