About Haas Hall Academy

What are the requirements for admission to Haas Hall Academy?

Haas Hall Academy is an accelerated, rigorous math and science based college preparatory open-enrollment charter school serving grades 7-12 for scholars with a high intensity of purpose.

Our curriculum is geared toward scholars seeking to focus in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Our educational philosophy is to expose and prepare our scholars now for the rigorous mathematics and science content they will be exposed to in college.

Any child, grade 7-12, who is not currently expelled from another school may attend Haas Hall Academy. Test scores, grades, or special needs are not considered in any way as part of the admissions process or lottery.

How do I apply for admission to Haas Hall Academy?

The 2017-2018 application window opens on August 31, 2016. Applications will be accepted for the 2017-2018 school year until February 1, 2017. No additional applications will be accepted after February 1, 2016.

August 31, 2016
The application window opens for the 2017-2018 admissions lottery. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2017.
February 1, 2017
Application window closes for the 2017-2018 admissions lottery. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Once an application is submitted, it is entered into the application database and assigned a unique application identification number. At the close of the admissions window, all applications are exported and looked over for accuracy in preparation for the lottery drawing.

Do you charge tuition?

Haas Hall Academy is an open-enrollment public charter school. We do not charge tuition.

Do you offer Shadow Days for prospective Scholars?

Yes! Haas Hall Academy invites prospective scholars to spend a day shadowing the year prior to their attendance at Haas Hall Academy. Prospective scholars will attend classes alongside a current scholar and experience the unique Haas Hall Academy culture, schedule, and social environment first hand.

On that day, parents of prospective scholars are invited to tour the campus.

Shadows are taken by appointment, staring late Fall 2016.

Are campus-to-campus transfers permitted?

No campus-to-campus transfers are permitted. If your scholar is admitted to a campus in the lottery drawing, they must accept or decline their seat at that campus. Our application process allows for more than one campus to be selected so that scholars may be entered in the lottery for multiple campuses. If a scholar receives a seat at multiple campuses, the scholar may only choose to accept their seat at one campus.

For Example: A Seventh-grade applicant living in Springdale is awarded seat number 14 at the Fayetteville campus, seat number 3 at the Bentonville campus, and is not awarded a seat at the Springdale campus. Regardless of residency, the applicant must choose between the two seats at the Fayetteville and Bentonville campuses and decline whichever he decides not to attend. 

The Application Process

What is the Haas Hall Academy Admissions Lottery?

Haas Hall Academy conducts a random, anonymous lottery for each campus by grade. Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Education and the public are invited to attend. In order to protect the privacy of all applicants, the applicant’s Lottery ID number will be used to identify scholars during the lottery drawing instead of names.

Haas Hall Academy utilizes a system which features a random number generator formula that assigns random selection for each applicant. The number list produced by the random number generator is then sorted in ascending order.

During the 2016-2017 admissions lottery, over 1200 applications were submitted for only 145 seats. Scholars who did not gain admission were put on the school’s wait list.

Scholars on the wait list who do not gain admission during a lottery cycle must re-apply for the next school year after the application window opens.

Waitlist Procedure

Haas Hall Academy utilizes a random lottery system which features a random number generator formula that assigns random selection for each applicant. The number list produced by the random number generator is then sorted in ascending order. If more scholars apply than spots are available, then a waitlist number is assigned.

Following the lottery drawing, the waitlist tracker is updated weekly on haashall.org which indicates the waitlist number being admitted if any. This tracker serves as a great tool to stay updated as we continue to process enrollment.

Scholars on the wait list who do not gain admission during a lottery cycle must re-apply for the next school year after the application window opens.

What happens after the lottery drawing?

Applicants will be notified by email the day following the lottery to indicate their scholar’s acceptance or waiting list position. For those accepted under the random lottery process, Haas Hall Academy will send an email link to an electronic form where they can accept or deny their scholar’s seat. Once the form is electronically signed, the signature is assigned a tracking number.

For those not accepted under the random lottery process, Haas Hall Academy will send an email with the scholar’s waitlist status. The parent will be encouraged to re-apply for the following school year’s lottery when the application window opens and will receive periodic reminders of important lottery dates throughout the year.

Do I need to submit an application if my scholar has a sibling at Haas Hall Academy?

Yes. All students interested in attending Haas Hall Academy must submit an application by the deadline provided. Siblings receive priority at the campus their sibling currently attends during the 2017-2018 lottery cycle. There is a section on the application for admission to identify the applicant’s sibling.

Preference is given to siblings of current scholars, as well as children of faculty members.

For example, if there are 32 spots open in the 7th Grade at the Bentonville campus with 1 faculty child applicant and 12 sibling applicants, one seat is reserved for a faculty member’s child, twelve are reserved for sibling applicants, and 19 seats will be filled and the remaining applicants will be placed on the wait list.

Does my current scholar need to re-apply each year?

No, current scholars do not need to re-apply each year to continue attending Haas Hall Academy.

I applied in the past. Do I need to re-apply?

You must re-apply for your scholar to be considered for the lottery each year that your applicant is interested in attending. If you applied for admission in the past and were not admitted, you must re-apply.

Check your scholar’s application status for the 2017-2018 school year.

Haas Hall Academy is an accelerated, rigorous math and science based college-preparatory open-enrollment charter school serving grades 7-12 for scholars with high intensity of purpose. Haas Hall Academy has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the finest high schools in the nation!

We would like to thank you for considering Haas Hall Academy as the next step in your child’s academic career by joining the exceptional group of individuals who have made the important decision to focus on preparation for college.

NOTE

Haas Hall Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic or athletic eligibility. However, a student will be excluded if he or she is currently expelled from another school.

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