LSMSA students display art in juried show in Shreveport

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Jordan Smith, left, a junior from Geismar, and Marlies Carter, a junior from Madisonville, take part in an art demonstration.

Two students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts will attend an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 19, at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport for ART IS, a juried show for high school students. Grace Fields, a junior from Prairieville, and Makayla Dupre, a senior from Jeanerette, are two of 20 students selected to be exhibited out of 79 submissions. The regional show includes students from Caddo and Bossier parishes, Ruston, Monroe, Natchitoches and places in between.

LSMSA hosts Exploration Day for prospective students

More than 90 prospective students and their families visited the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 20, for Exploration Day.

Exploration Day is held several times a year and designed to give an overview of the academic, social and residential life programs that LSMSA offers.

Prospective students were welcomed to campus by members of the Office of Enrollment Services, faculty and staff, administration and student ambassadors.

High school students toured the academic campus, observed two demonstration classes and attended a student panel. Parents were presented with an LSMSA overview by Emily Shumate, director of enrollment and student services; Ro Myers, assistant director of academic services; and John Allen, director of finance and operations.

LSMSA is the only state-funded residential high school for high achieving and highly motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors. Each year students from all across the state seek admission. Students from public, private and parochial schools, as well as those who are home schooled, are encouraged to apply. Admission is highly competitive. The school offers college level classes in a disciplined, nurturing environment. Students are exposed to rich opportunities through an extensive curriculum in all subject areas.

Named a Blue Ribbon High School by the U.S. Department of Education, 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.

Articulation agreements are above and beyond the typical dual enrollment program, but LSMSA students also have access to more than 30 dual enrollment courses through a local university. These courses are part of the regular LSMSA curriculum and taught by LSMSA faculty. Additionally, LSMSA students are highly recruited by colleges all over the country.

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