Haas Hall Academy FAQs
How much does Haas Hall Academy cost? Haas Hall Academy is free! Haas Hall Academy is a public charter high school, like other public high schools in Arkansas, there is no fee to attend.
Is Haas Hall Academy accredited? Yes. Haas Hall Academy is accredited by AdvancED and the Arkansas Department of Education.
What is Haas Hall Academy’s academic focus? Haas Hall Academy is a school of acceleration for scholars with intensity of purpose seeking a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Haas Hall Academy has higher academic expectations for all of its scholars, not just a select few. Our focus is academics to ensure that we have 100% placement in colleges and universities. We have small class sizes and we provide unparalled one-on-one instruction. Even our superintendent will personally know you, your scholar, their academic goals and aspirations.
How is Haas Hall Academy different from traditional public high schools? Put quite simply, what makes Haas Hall Academy fundamentally different from other public schools is our environment. Scholars at Haas Hall Academy have made the choice to be a part of our academic community. Because they have made that choice, they respect each other and honor the learning process.
What exactly is a charter school? In its simplest of terms, a charter school is a privately run public school.
do charter schools perform compared to traditional school districts in
Arkansas? In a recent study conducted by
Stanford University, the CREDO
Report found charter schools significantly outperform
traditional public schools in the state of Arkansas. Haas Hall Academy
is the only
school in the state of Arkansas to be ranked #1 or #2
What type of academic schedule is utilized at Haas Hall Academy? Haas Hall Academy utilizes block scheduling. Scholars at Haas Hall Academy earn an entire year of academic credit in one semester. Scholars at Haas Hall Academy may complete over 10 Carnegie Units per calendar year!
What is the average
class size at Haas Hall Academy?
believe in the importance of small class size, so our enrollment is limited.
This ensures that each scholar receives individualized instruction to meet
his or her educational needs. Our student-teacher ratio goal is not to
exceed 14:1. In some classes, that number is reduced to below 10:1.
Smaller classes = big difference!
First, Haas Hall Academy participates heavily in the Step Ahead program. Faculty at Haas Hall Academy teach college level courses to our scholars during the instructional day on our campus. Our scholars take the course concurrently and earn both high school and college credit from our faculty while on our campus. The scholar receives a college transcript through our partnership with a local higher educational institution.
Second, scholars may take AP level courses on our campus. Currently, we offer a wide array of AP courses in various disciplines.
Third, many scholars take college level courses at our local higher educational institutions on their campus during the school year.
Whichever way you choose, earning college credit while attending Haas Hall Academy is highly encouraged by our faculty and staff!
What are Haas Hall Academy’s Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment & Accountability Program (ACTAAP) scores? Haas Hall Academy's ACTAAP test scores are consistently double digits higher than the regional and state averages.
It is our pleasure to inform our community of stakeholders that Haas Hall
Academy received the highest status ranking from the Arkansas Department of
Education’s Smart Accountability Program: Achieving.
What is Haas Hall Academy's graduation rate? Haas Hall Academy has a 100% graduation rate.
What is Haas Hall Academy's college placement rate? 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college.
What is Haas Hall Academy's academic philosophy? Haas Hall Academy wants scholars to succeed at their level. Therefore, in course placement, careful consideration is given to the next step for the individual scholar, regardless of age or grade level.
Over forty percent of our current scholars come from home school backgrounds and have found the values at Haas Hall Academy reflect their own. A number of these scholars would not otherwise be in the public school system. Other reasons families select Haas Hall Academy:
*Quality of academic
What is the environment like at Haas Hall Academy? Haas Hall Academy provides a safe, family-oriented environment. Families who have made a conscious decision to become a part of the Haas Hall Academy community support the learning process, other families and their institution.
What is your parental involvement policy? At Haas Hall Academy we not only encourage parental involvement – we embrace it! Our parents are a fundamental part of our academic success! Parents are expected to be intimately involved in their scholars’ educational progress. We encourage our parents to visit our school regularly, attend classes and feel free to visit our campus at any time. Our parents have provided over 610 hours of volunteer service to Haas Hall Academy this year!
What type of extra-curricular activities do you offer? Haas Hall Academy offers a wide array of extracurricular activities from athletics to engineering competitions. Currently, we offer:
Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics
Our goal is to meet the requests of our scholars when it comes to extracurricular activities. See something your interested in that is not on the list? We’ll do our best to accommodate you.
What are the ages of the students that you accept? Haas Hall Academy accepts any high school-aged scholar. We are not locked into a grade system (8-12). Your scholar will be tested and placed into the courses that meet his or her academic needs.
We live in Benton County, may my child attend Haas Hall Academy? Yes. We have many scholars from the Rogers/Bentonville/Bella Vista area. We have a sophisticated carpooling network. Haas Hall Academy may serve any high school scholar in the state of Arkansas.
Does Haas Hall Academy have a closed campus policy? Yes. Once scholars arrive for classes, they may not leave the campus during the day unless they are released to their parents, guardians or persons in loco parentis.
What is a Rotary-club style lunch? Scholars, faculty, staff and administration dine together during lunch. Haas Hall Academy incorporates a Rotary-club style lunch program into its academic experience. Scholars have had opportunities to interact with U.S. Senator Boozman; U.S. Congressman Steve Womack, Arkansas State Senator Sue Madison; Arkansas State Senator Jim Holt; Arkansas State Representative Mark Martin; Chris Cox, Computer Engineer, designer of Adobe Photoshop; Executives from Proctor & Gamble, Hanna’s Candle Company, Eureka Pizza, Marshalltown Tools and the University of Arkansas.
What requirements must the students meet to be accepted? Haas Hall Academy is a school of acceleration. Our primary requirement is that both you and your scholar are actively committed to your scholar’s education. We rely on parental involvement and support as an extension of our academic community. There are no excuses for not doing homework or not being prepared for the next class day.
Tell me about the scholars' uniforms at Haas Hall Academy. Our uniforms are cool due to our scholars' input! They are inexpensive and look good on camera for those scholars winning academic awards. Uniforms create a unified community of learners. Our scholars wearing uniforms provides our institution with a professional identity. Specifics can be found in the Haas Hall Academy Scholars’ Handbook.
How do we know Haas Hall Academy is for us? Investigating our web site is a good start. Now give us a call at (479) 966.4930 and ask to speak with our Founder and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Martin W. Schoppmeyer, Jr.
We like what we have heard and/or seen! May we arrange a visit? Haas Hall Academy welcomes prospective scholars and their families. Arrangements must be made in advance by contacting us at (479) 966.4930. We can arrange a tour and an informal meeting with academy administration. We highly recommend that you arrange to shadow a scholar.
How do I arrange to shadow a scholar? Prospective scholars and their parents may shadow a scholar for a day or any part thereof by contacting our Founder and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Martin W. Schoppmeyer, Jr., at (479) 966.4930. Due to campus security concerns arrangements must be made in advance—no exceptions.
What may we expect to see by shadowing a scholar? Your first impression will be that it doesn’t feel like a school but rather a place of business. The environment is one of academic enlightenment. Once greeted by Haas Hall Academy personnel, you are in for an academic awakening.
You will witness first-hand engaged scholars, one-on-one faculty/scholar interaction, the continuous utilization of the newest technologies in an instructional setting and scholars working together in groups. What will leave a lasting impression on you is that there are no distractions and no time off of task. If you’re like our previous shadow families, you’ll register your scholar for a future semester before you leave.