About Haas Hall Academy

Haas Hall Academy is a multiple national award-winning model of how a charter school can strengthen communities, inspire innovation and be a catalyst for the renewal of expectations for public education. Haas Hall Academy is the accelerated, rigorous math and science based college-preparatory open-enrollment charter public high school for scholars with high intensity of purpose.

Haas Hall Academy is recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek as one of the finest high schools in the nation! Demand for entrance into Haas Hall Academy dramatically exceeds our enrollment cap.  Haas Hall Academy uses 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.  However, a student will be excluded if he or she is currently expelled from another school.

Additional Lottery Information

  • Applicants not admitted during the Admissions Lottery drawing are placed on a waiting list.
  • Applicants not admitted during the Admissions Lottery who wish to be considered for the following year’s Admissions Lottery must re-apply.
  • Current scholars do not need to enter the Admissions Lottery after they are admitted, unless they seek to attend another campus Haas Hall Academy.
  • Lottery Policies & Procedures (2023-2024)
  • Lottery Flyer in Spanish
  • Lottery Flyer in Marshallese

Admissions Lottery

Haas Hall Academy serves scholars in grades 7-12 at its four campuses in Northwest Arkansas — Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, and Springdale. A fifth campus will open in Fort Smith Fall 2023. We will accept applications for grades 7-11 at the Fort Smith campus for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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 outside of Arkansas 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.

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. At the time of submission, each application is assigned a unique Lottery ID. The Lottery ID is used instead of names to identify applicants. During each Admissions Lottery drawing, the applications are assigned a random number. Those random numbers are then sorted into ascending order, which gives us the Lottery Results. The results are posted on our website.