More reasons why LFLA is a great choice for a one-of-a-kind education
  • Chinese is spoken here

    Everyone was taking Spanish for their language class, but Jamie Davis decided to sign up for Chinese because it was different.
    She says, “I’ve been learning Chinese since I was in eighth grade. My teacher Mr. (Yude) Huang makes it fun and easy for us to understand. He shows us where their words come from and we have also learned how their culture has evolved. And every year, we go to the Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park. It’s amazing.” Read more

  • Where art and math mix

    You might be surprised to find posters of van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in math teacher Alison Owens’s classroom. Art, music and videos are used in her geometry class to help find angles and symmetry. In this year’s new discrete math class, students are exploring probability, prime number theory and problem-solving.
    “Better thinkers, harder workers and creating citizens of the world. That’s pretty much what I signed up for eight years ago as a math teacher at Lift for Life Academy,” she says. Read more

  • Ready for his future

    Alante’ Burrow missed the well-earned opportunity to walk through the line at his own high school graduation. But he had a very good reason.
    He was attending basic training for the Army National Guard in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He also recently completed training in Fort Lee, Va., to become a mechanic.
    “Generators, cars, if it has an engine, I can fix it,” Alante’ says. In March, he was deployed to Germany with his 91st Delta unit. Read more

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