LSMSA opens expedited application for enrollment in wake of Hurricane Ida

Impacted students and parents may apply for fast-track admissions by Sept. 8

(Natchitoches, La.) – For the third time in the school’s history, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is reopening admission mid-semester to assist families and schools in southern Louisiana who have been impacted by a natural disaster. High-achieving, academically motivated students in affected areas and their parents may apply for immediate enrollment at LSMSA by visiting or by calling 318.357.2503.

“From hurricanes to floods, helping our neighbors is such a natural part of Louisiana life,” said Dr. Kristi Pope Key, LSMSA Director of Academic Services. “That’s why we’re grateful we are able to open our doors to students in need and help them stay on track for graduation and TOPS requirements while continuing to ensure class sizes meet social distancing expectations.” 

LSMSA’s Expedited Eagle Enrollment application process will be open to high-achieving, highly-motivated students until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, allowing students to move onto campus by Sunday, September 12 and be in class by Monday, September 13 at the latest.  

Donations to the LSMSA Foundation are being used to assist current and incoming families who have been affected by the storm.

“We want to encourage families to apply regardless of any cost concerns,” said Dr. Steve Horton, LSMSA Executive Director. “We are fortunate to have generous donors who know the value of a Louisiana School education and who prioritize helping families — most recently, those affected by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. We can’t rebuild houses, but we can offer students the best education possible, and we can offer their families the peace of mind in knowing their children have a safe and secure residence and a strong foundation for academic success.”

For more information about LSMSA, please visit, email, or call 318.357.2503 / 318.471.6890.

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