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Haas Hall Academy

Charter | 8-12 | 320 students

We are best known for accelerated college curriculum.

 
 

Living in Fayetteville

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $154,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $600.

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2011:
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Posted April 30, 2014

This school specializes in math and science and prepares scholars for for education beyond high school. Although the school specializes in math and science, it does not lack in other subjects. Haas Hall has a variety of Advanced Placement Courses instructed by very qualified teachers that more than often teach above curriculum requirement. The environment is comfortable and friendly, yet driven; there is a zero bullying and/or hazing tolerance policy, but even without the policy, both scholars and teachers agree that they would support and assist with actions against bullying and/or hazing. The teacher/student ratio is small (1/15*)** (and if above an aid is usually necessary and available), this makes the relationship between the scholar and teacher personal, so the scholar s learning experience and cognitive development is above expectations. The teachers are involved in making a scholar's learning environment positive and they take great care in ensuring academic success. There is a variety of student-lead extra-curricular activitues sponsored by teachers for scholars to be a part of after school. *not a concrete estimate **ratio changes from class to class


Posted November 8, 2013

This school changed my life. I mean literally changed my life. I went there in 8th grade before I moved to Oklahoma. The student body is amazing, I hung out with all age groups, even seniors. This school compares to no other in the nation, I believe every good kid needs this school. Also Haas Hall is in the top 1% in the nation and test scores are absolutely amazing! The staff is also absolutely amazing and I was always learning something no matter what! The leadership in this school is perfect, they were always there for me and helped me out! If your kid is advanced in school, send them here, you will not regret it!


Posted August 28, 2013

Best school in Arkansas period! If you are looking for a school that actually cares about its students, then Haas Hall Academy is for you! The teachers are supportive and are driven to prepare you for college. Dr. Schoppermeyer has created a masterpiece of a school for scholars to succeed.


Posted August 27, 2013

My daughter went to this school in 8th grade, but transferred to Bentonville High School for 9th. Academically it is very strong in terms of math and science. She finished Geometry, Algebra II, and Biology in 8th grade. The teachers are a mixed bag; be prepared to tutor. The nonscience courses are scamped; Spanish wasn't offered to the eighth graders, and the humanities got short shrift. Of note, Haas Hall does cherry pick. Although entrance is lottery based, if you are doing badly, your parent will be forced to come to school once a week during business hours, to confer with your teachers. You two will stand in "The Hall of Shame" in full view of all your friends while waiting for this privilege. EVERYone will know. If you are a weak student or a parent with a tight schedule, this may be a problem. Do badly in the finals in the EOC exam courses, and you will be encouraged to transfer out BEFORE the end of the year exams, lest you screw up the stats. Nevertheless, I loved the school. The kid didn't. Her dislike of the school - to which she invariably referred by aspirating the "H" in "Haas" - was why we let her transfer to Bentonville for 9th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

I feel very lucky to have 2 children who are scholars at Haas. It is an amazing school, and my girls are very happy attending there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

We have two scholars who are fortunate enough to attend Haas Hall Academy. The positive academic environment paired with a caring staff has made the difference in our children. We can t say enough good things about Haas Hall Academy. The academic environment is such that all scholars are given the opportunity to excel. Our children are challenged daily by an impressive faculty with credentials only seen in prestigious east coast private schools. The curriculum is challenging and truly is college prep. One of our children s ACT scores went from the mid-20s to the upper 30s in one calendar year. There is a long waiting list, but I encourage everyone to pre-enroll. Haas Hall Academy is the buzz all over NWA and we are proud to be part of such an excellent school with a stellar academic reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

My husband and I have two scholars who attend Haas Hall Academy. Haas Hall Academy has turned their lives around both academically and socially. Our children thrive in the accelerated learning environment and they are around other scholars who take school seriously. They have made friends with some exceptional people and I have made life-long friends with many parents as well. The leadership and faculty at Haas Hall Academy are second to none. Our children are expected to perform, encouraged to embrace the love of learning and most importantly there is accountability for them each and every day. We are blessed to have Haas Hall Academy in NWA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

Haas Hall Academy is the best school in the state of Arkansas. Their test scores are consistently number one in the state in every category grades 8-12. 100% of scholars are accepted into college. If you can't cut the work and need to go back to a traditional school, don't bash the school because you weren't properly prepared to be successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2011

I have had 2 kids attend this school. The school is improving every year and the focus is on academics and personal attention. My somewhat nerdy son really blossomed there and made great friends and did well academically. The environment is nurturing and safe. Academics vary a bit as the school grows, but every year is better than the previous one as excellent teachers remain and weak ones are replaced. I highly recommend it over the large, anonymous, intimidating public school in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Haas Hall Academy is an impressive school with outstanding faculty and instructional leader. Haas Hall Academy's test scores are consistently double-digits about the state and regional averages. Haas Hall Academy has made AYP every year of its existence. Academic excellence and Haas Hall Academy are synonymous.


Posted April 21, 2010

Many of the claims made by this school are unsubstantiated. For example, 100% of the graduates do not go on to college. There is some faculty strength in some core (English, Math, Science) classes, but outside of the core the faculty is weak and often untrained in that discipline. There was a health class last year, for example, where the students were regularly taken to Sonic during the class. The administration behaves erratically and enforces its many rules inconsistently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

Great school for students are serious about academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Haas Hall has a great learning enironment
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

I love Haas Hall! The students are caring and you actually learn things!And all the peoplle are very nice!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

Haas Hall Academy is a great school! Both of my children attend this accelerated open-enrollment charter high school. Haas Hall Academy's environment is second to none. My children feel safe, appreciated and they are extremely motivated to learn. Haas Hall Academy's ACTAAP test scores are consistenly above the regional and state averages. 100% of all graduates attend college. I highly recommend Haas Hall Academy if your child is college material.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 64%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 3% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A61%
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Chicago
Grinnell
Cornell College
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 2011 College Readiness Award from the Arkansas ACT Council (2011)
  • Haas Hall Academy is ranked in the top .04% of high schools in the nation for graduates prepared for college. (2011)
  • Haas Hall Academy is the number one ranked high school in Arkansas (2011)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Martin W. Schoppmeyer, Jr.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (479) 966-4932

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • quiz bowl
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • quiz bowl

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Haas Hall Academy’s Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment & Accountability Program (ACTAAP) exam scores for the 2010.2011 school term were again exceptional. The University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform analyzed all public school test scores and gave each school a GPA based on the academic achievement of all of its students. Haas Hall Academy received the highest GPA in the state of Arkansas for 8th grade benchmark examinations (3.53). Haas Hall Academy also received the highest GPA (3.51) for all end-of-course exams: Algebra I, Geometry, Biology; and Literacy 11.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Chicago
Grinnell
Cornell College
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Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
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College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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3155 North College Avenue
suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Phone: (479) 267-4805

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