March 29, 2011
i was really debating whether to rate this school or not. But since I had 2 children that went there from K-8, I feel that I should let parents of prospective students know. HHA has good points & bad points, just like any other private/public school. Bad points - no degrees required by staff, no "real teaching", learning by memorizing with no real understanding, parents unable to complain without threat of expulsion, too strict rules, too harsh punishments for breaking rules and snitching is encouraged. Good points - Safe, secure and trustworthy school, no bullying tolerated EVER!, bullies quickly handled, no "bad crowd", no drugs, responsibility & respect taught and practiced, great PE & Computer programs in middle school with a creative coach & teacher, fun & festive Winter Program, family like atmosphere with classroom, parents know & trust each other, organizational & time management skills taught, reasonable cost of afterschool program, most staff members kind & caring, kids learn accountability and lifelong friendships are made, Overall I would say the good definitely outweigh the bad. My children would not be the responsible & confident people they are today without HHA.
- submitted by a parent