Haas Hall Academy serves scholars in grades 7-12 at five campuses in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley — Bentonville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Rogers, and Springdale.

Demand for entrance into Haas Hall Academy dramatically exceeds our enrollment cap.  Because of this, we use a random, anonymous lottery for admission. Haas Hall Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic or athletic eligibility. 

Haas Hall Academy is recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek as one of the finest high schools in the nation!

About our admissions lottery

our process

Upon notification to the Arkansas Department of Education, Haas Hall Academy will conduct a random, anonymous Admissions Lottery for each grade at each campus. In order to protect the privacy of all applicants, only the applicants’ Lottery IDs will be used as an identifier during the Admissions Lottery drawing. Names of applicants are never displayed online.

The 2024-2025 Admissions Lottery drawing will take place at 6 p.m. February 27, 2024, at Haas Hall Academy’s Starr Scholar Center in Fayetteville, 3880 N. Front St. Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Education and the public are invited to attend. Applicants and their families are not required to be present. No seat offers are extended the night of the drawing.

During each Admissions Lottery drawing, the applications are assigned a whole number at random. These numbers are not the Lottery ID. The applications are then sorted into ascending order based on those whole numbers and are displayed as the Lottery Results. This list is printed and posted at the Fayetteville campus for 24 to 48 hours and is posted electronically online here.

Haas Hall Academy will provide the Arkansas Department of Education with a copy of each application, a list of all participants by campus and grade level, and the numbered list produced by the random number generator. 

Within 72 hours of the Admissions Lottery drawing, parents/guardians of applicants who are listed as Admitted on the Lottery Results will be sent a seat offer via email. The email will have a link to an electronic form where they can accept or decline the seat.

In the Admissions Lottery drawing, Haas Hall Academy offers first priority to children of faculty and staff members and second priority to siblings of current scholars. The goal is to ensure family uniformity and consistency and keep together children who prefer to attend the same institution. 

No priority is given to children of faculty or staff members or siblings of current scholars if their applications are submitted during our Waiting List application period. Applications submitted during this period are placed on the campus Waiting Lists in the order we receive them.


Lottery info

Pursuant with the Arkansas Quality Charter Schools Act of 2013, each year Haas Hall Academy conducts a random, anonymous Admissions Lottery for each grade at each campus to determine which applicants are admitted to fill available seats.


The 2024-2025 Admissions application is available online from September 1, 2023, to February 1, 2024.


Current scholars do not need to enter the Admissions Lottery after they are admitted, unless they seek to attend another Haas Hall Academy campus.


Applicants not admitted during the Admissions Lottery drawing are placed on a waiting list.


Applicants who do not receive a seat offer during the Admissions Lottery cycle must submit a new application in order to be considered for the following year’s Admissions Lottery.

Residency Requirements

Haas Hall Academy scholars must reside in the state of Arkansas while enrolled and attending the school. 

Any child who is entering grades 7-12 , who lives in the United States, but outside of Arkansas, and is not expelled from their current school may apply to attend Haas Hall Academy. However, applicants who live outside of Arkansas, and gain admission to Haas Hall Academy must reside in Arkansas by the first day of school. 

Potential applicants who do not currently live in Arkansas must email prior to submitting an application.

Haas Hall Academy only accepts scholars from outside the United States through verified exchange student programs. You may read our Foreign Exchange Student Policy here.

Haas Hall Academy is not responsible for securing housing or any travel costs for scholars to move to Arkansas to attend any Haas Hall Academy campus.