The Liberator Reports on the History of LASA and the Johnston Campus

Old Johnston High School, Photo Provided by Polkinghorn Group Architects, Inc.

Liberal Arts and Science Academy’s (LASA) award-winning student-run news publication, The Liberator, recently published an article detailing the transformative history of LASA’s campus and the Eastside family of schools. 

Why it Matters: As part of the 2017 Bond Program, LASA moved from its most recent location at LBJ Early College High School to its own facility at the Johnston Campus, former home to Eastside Memorial Early College High School.

Student reporter Sophie Chau interviewed Johnston alumni, LASA staff and district leadership for their memories and perspectives of the space, spanning more than six decades. 

“I’m hoping that we can have a big archway at a new front door, with our name on the front,” Principal Crescenzi said, “and that people can walk through that archway and say: ‘It’s our school.’”

Dive Deeper: Read the full article here to learn more about LASA’s history and the historical significance of the Johnston campus. Thank you to Sophie for sharing this story with our community. 

Current LASA Campus