I wrote one of the positive reviews for this school last year, this year was extremely disappointing. We had several problems cleanliness of the school, lack of communication, and rules not being enforced. Definitely NOT returning! My child was a high honor roll student and in looking at the other schools HPA is way behind! Review the test scores before enrolling your child! Their advertisement for small class sizes is also a joke. They took away PE this 2013/14 school year and promised music. Music was taken away half way through the year and we were not even notified. The playground is exceptionally small. One of the worst things this last year with the change in leadership was a lack of communication. Our child's teacher left 6 weeks before the school year was over and we did not get notification that she was leaving till a few days before! The only correspondence we received from the school leader was to tell us to make sure our kids were on time and not be absent on the day of funding! Oh and they can show videos without viewing them 1st. Kids would come in to class repeatedly late which disrupts the classroom. I would definitely NOT enroll my child here!
I love HPA and had to beg my mom to let me come here. When she finally came to the office to meet the principal she knew this change was going to be so good for me. I am happy with my teachers, the staff, and all of the cool friends I met here.
We have been at HPA from the beginning when it was just the Southside Campus and started with Ms. Angel. I initially enrolled two of my children, then last year the third and pre-enrolled my fourth. I am pleased with HPA with teachers, staff and administrators. My experience with HPA is far from perfect, however whenever there has been an issue or concern it has been handled immediately and appropriately. I am excited to see how the school will grow! Next year my daughter will be enrolling in the High School for North Campus, I am choosing HPA for my child because I believe that the school is a fit for our family. Despite changes and growth they have always reassured and proved their commitment to my children and the children at both campuses. All I recommend to all parents at any school, if you have an issue with your school it is best to handle the problem immediately. I have made a point to keep in contact with all of my children's teachers and have never had any long term issues.
My school Havasu prep academy has been one of the best school i have ever gone to. its a small school so everyone knows everyone its not like a big school where you see different people everyday. Im in 9th grade so this is my 1st year @ highschool from what i heard its a lot different from the normal highschool. An example is the teachers can help you one on one if you dont understand the topic at hand the teachers help you when you need help, they are there when you have a bad day and just need some guaidence they really understand your problems they dont judge you they just listen. i really appericiate my teachers here at havasu Prepartory academy. yes there is some downfalls to this school we have to bring our own lunch everyday of the week. we have to purchase very expensive shirts $10 for just one shirt adn if you buy 5 shirts youre spending already $50 on just shirts !!! my parents didnt like that much. it made them very upset. then we have to buy khanki colored pants and they are just so ugly and uncomfortable. That is what i think of Havasu preparotry academy
I love this school we don't have to worry about lables or getting picked on here, everyone stands up for one another and we are all one big family, something you don't get at a public school. The only thing i kinda don't like is the uniforms.I love most of the teachers here they're all nice and they treat you like family, which is amazing.
Our school is very involved. I like that our teachers love to help us. They want us to succeed in life. They love their jobs and us. I wish we did not have to wear the khaki pants,just the HPA shirt. Our school is very welcoming with open arms to every and anyone. No one is judged for what their hair looks like or anything. We all are one big happy family. I love that about HPA. I honestly can not wait for our new campus to be built so others can enjoy our school just as much as we do.
In our experience, the teachers at HPA are far superior in their dedication to and concern for the children they teach.. as well as in their understanding of educational techniques. HPA is much more similar to schools in a state with a higher ranked public education.
My school is Havasu Preparatory Academy and it's very nice in here,good people,nice teachers,great items.
Havasu Preparatory Academy is a great small school. It has wonderful teachers. I am a seventh grader here at HPA. I don't like that we have to wear uniforms and there is no P.E. I also like that they have small classes.
I am a student at HPA north and i love it, the teachers are very kind and helpful. Whenever you need extra help with something they are willing to help, sometimes before or after school. The other students are very friendly, I made friends very fast. Here at HPA we 100% against bullying. We get taught great ways to take notes that will help us in college. One downside to our school is we have to wear uniforms but there is a lot of great things that offset that. I am so glad my parents chose HPA.
Havasu Preparatory academy is a good school the school size is too small but we get a pretty good education but i don't like that we have to wear uniforms and that there is no P.E. also that we don't have free dress, and that we have to pay $5.00 to wear our own clothes.
My school is Havasu Preparatory Academy, I am in 7th grade. I love this school because the teachers are awesome, they are teaching us to be independent when go to college or our to our jobs. This school also has a no bullying policy. The students are very friendly, good to work with, and polite. Even though this school doesn't have everything a student would want, but this school has everything we need. I am incredibly glad that I am attending at this school.
My school has awesome teachers and a hard-working custodian. I really appreciate how everyone works hard to educate us.
I'm a seventh grade student at hpa. I like my school because of the teachers. I wish we had sports and clubs and we didn't have to wear uniforms.
My school is bad. We're stuck in this tiny building with a bunch of kids. The principal says that we will be moving to a bigger building soon but,when they were renovating the new building they found espestous and all work stopped! The school should put money down to work on the new building,NOT STUFF THAT DOESN'T MATTER! I will not be coming back next year because this school went to the dogs when Ms.Angel left. I am very disappointed with this school!
Worst school ever the teachers are mean and it is very small and there are a lot of bullies.
I think our school is great! The small class sizes are definitely one of the best things about the school and I really love how the school gets so involved in the community! There have been community projects for the local humane society, our soldiers over sea and fun event nights for the entire community. They also have amazing field trips that tie directly into their curriculum. Some things I would like to see more of is extracurricular clubs and typical events a public school would host for the children.
Havasu Preparatory Academy has amazing staff and very involved parents. When the school needs something that is not in their budget to purchase, the familes rally together to help raise money. The teachers are clearly at HPA becuase they are dedicated to their profession, not for the money. I highly recommend this school to any family who wants to see their child taught by caring professionals who go the extra mile to make sure kids come first!
My children have always EXCEEDED the AIMS Assessment tests using a Common Core Curriculum for two years straight. HPA is developing an AP program. AP classes require the type of high-level calculating and critical thinking that you'll encounter in your first year of college. If you can write essays and solve problems successfully for an AP class, you've mastered many of the skills that will lead to success in college. HPA is in year two of AVID. AVID students are more likely than their peers to successfully complete rigorous academic courses, with more than 73 percent of the 2012 AVID seniors reporting taking at least one higher-level course, such as AP, IB or Cambridge, and 61 percent taking the corresponding exam. AVID students complete courses required for admission into four-year colleges or universities at a rate consistently higher than their peers.
This school is small enough for teachers and parents to know what is going on with the children. I appreciate the personalized attention the children receive. The staff seem to work well with each other and parents.
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