The LASA Foundation

Supporting the The Liberal Arts & Science Academy High School

Our Mission

The LASA Foundation expands opportunities for academic, college and career success for LASA students.

Through programs supporting success in school, access to internships and an active alumni network, we seek to ensure that all LASA students can benefit fully from our nationally recognized curriculum.

As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we pursue our mission by engaging in partnerships with, and soliciting private donations from, corporations, parents, alumni, and friends of LASA in the community.


The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) in the Austin Independent School District regularly appears among the top twenty on national rankings of public high schools. LASA is a four-year comprehensive, public, urban, advanced academic magnet high school with more than 1200 students.

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.