The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts is located in Natchitoches, La.

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Natchitoches – It is not too late to learn more about and apply to attend the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts as it hosts its final Exploration Day of the school year on Monday, April 10.

Prospective students in grades eight through 11, along with their families, are invited to tour the campus, meet the staff and current students and sit in on a variety of classes.

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

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.

To register for Exploration Day, visit and visit the admissions section.

For more information call 1-800-259-3173.

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