About Haas Hall Academy & The Application Process

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO HAAS HALL ACADEMY?

Any child entering grades 7-12 who is not expelled from another school may apply to attend Haas Hall Academy through the yearly Admissions Lottery.

WHAT IS THE HAAS HALL ACADEMY ADMISSIONS LOTTERY?

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 Lottery drawing, the applications are assigned a random number. Those random numbers are then sorted into ascending order, which gives us the Lottery Results.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO HAAS HALL ACADEMY?

For the 2021-2022 Admissions Lottery you can apply online between Sept. 1, 2020, and Feb. 1, 2021. Families who do not have Internet access may visit any of our campuses to receive help with the application. Paper applications also are available at each of our campuses.

I APPLIED IN THE PAST AND DID NOT GAIN ADMISSION. DO I NEED TO RE-APPLY?

Yes. Applicants who do not gain admission during the Admissions Lottery cycle must re-apply during the next Admissions Lottery cycle for the following school year.

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF MY SCHOLAR HAS A SIBLING AT HAAS HALL ACADEMY?

Yes. Anyone interested in attending Haas Hall Academy must submit an application. Siblings receive priority at the campus their sibling attends. Preference is given to siblings of current scholars and children of faculty members.

CAN MY CHILD VISIT HAAS HALL ACADEMY BEFORE THE ADMISSIONS LOTTERY?

Haas Hall Academy has suspended the Shadow A Scholar program for the Fall 2020 semester. We will revisit this decision before semester break to determine if we can offer this program in Spring 2021.

WHEN IS THE ADMISSIONS LOTTERY DRAWING?

The 2021-2022 Admissions Lottery will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the Starr Scholar Center on the Fayetteville campus. Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Education and the public are invited to attend. (Subject to change depending on current COVID-19 guidelines at the time.)

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE LOTTERY DRAWING?

Applicants who are chosen will be notified by email within 48 hours of the Admissions Lottery drawing. The email will include a link to accept or decline the seat. Applicants who do not gain admission are put on the waiting list. Applicants on the waiting list who do not gain admission during the Admissions Lottery cycle must re-apply during the Admissions Lottery cycle for the next school year.

MY CHILD WAS OFFERED A SEAT AT MULTIPLE CAMPUSES. WE AREN’T SURE WHICH WILL WORK BEST FOR US. CAN WE ACCEPT MORE THAN ONE SEAT NOW AND MAKE A FINAL DECISION LATER?

No. If an applicant receives seat offers at multiple campuses, you may accept only one seat at one campus..

MY CHILD WAS OFFERED A SEAT AT ONE CAMPUS, BUT WE WOULD PREFER ANOTHER CAMPUS. IF I ACCEPT THE SEAT, WILL MY CHILD STAY ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THE OTHER CAMPUS?

No. Accepting a seat at one campus declines seat offers and potential seat offers at other campuses. If you accept the seat offer at the non-preferred campus, you may fill out a Waiting List application to be placed back on the waiting list for the preferred campus.

What is a Waiting List application?

After the Admissions Lottery drawing we accept applications for waiting list positions on a first-come, first-served basis. The application are added to the bottom of the waiting list in the order we receive them. Waiting List applications will be available beginning March 1, 2021.

ARE CAMPUS-TO-CAMPUS TRANSFERS PERMITTED?

No. Campus-to-campus transfers are not permitted. If a scholar at one Haas Hall Academy campus would like to attend another Haas Hall Academy campus, that scholar must apply during the Admissions Lottery for the campus they would like to attend. Current scholars receive no preference in the drawing. Seat offers for current scholars are not guaranteed.

DO YOU CHARGE TUITION?

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