Haas Hall Academy

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Haas Hall Academy
Haas Hall Academy
Address
Starr Scholar Center
3880 N Front Street

Fayetteville Sprindale,Arkansas and Bentonville, Arkansas 72703
United States
Coordinates 36°6′30.1″N94°8′45.7″W / 36.108361°N 94.146028°W / 36.108361; -94.146028 Coordinates: 36°6′30.1″N94°8′45.7″W / 36.108361°N 94.146028°W / 36.108361; -94.146028
Information
School type Charter Public (government funded)
Established 2004
Founded 2004
Founder Dr. Martin W. Schoppmeyer
Status Open
School district Haas Hall Academy
NCES District ID 0500078 [1]
Authority Arkansas Dept. of Education (ADE)
Superintendent Dr. Martin W. Schoppmeyer,
CEEB code 042762
NCES School ID 050007801078 [2]
Principal

Dr. Martin W. Schoppmeyer

Dr. Rod Wittenberg (Bentonville Campus)
Staff 18.00
Grades 7-12
Gender Male/Female
Number of students 320 (2010-11 [2] )
Student to teacher ratio 15.56 [2]
Education system College preparatory
Classes offered Advanced Placement
Concurrent college credit
Medium of language English
Language English and Spanish
Hours in school day 6.5
Classrooms over 20
Color(s) Blue and Yellow
School color(s)     Blue
     Gold
Athletics Basketball, Swimming, Bowling, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Frisbee
Athletics conference

1A West (2012-14)

3A West (2014-present)
Mascot Mastiff
Team name Mastiffs [3]
Accreditation AdvancED (2010-)
Arkansas Dept. of Education
USNWR ranking     Gold Award
#353 (USA)
#1 (AR)
#47 (Charter) [4]
NewspaperHaas Hall Herald
YearbookVeritas
Affiliation Arkansas Activities Association [3]
Website

Haas Hall Academy is a public charter secondary school located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States, and serving students in grades seven through twelve. It is located within Washington County, near the campus of the University of Arkansas and within the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area. In 2014, Haas Hall Academy was ranked No. 1 in the state (and No. 19 in the nation) by 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools ranking program. [4] Haas Hall academy opened a second campus in 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas which is in Benton County, and recently received approval for two new campuses in Springdale, Arkansas and Rogers, Arkansas.

A charter school is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established state school system in which it is located. Charter schools are an example of public asset privatization.

Fayetteville, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. The city is centrally located within the county and has been home of the University of Arkansas since the institution's founding in 1871. Fayetteville is on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains, deep within the Ozarks. Known as Washington until 1829, the city was named after Fayetteville, Tennessee, from which many of the settlers had come. It was incorporated on November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 105th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city had a population of 73,580 at the 2010 Census.

Secondary education in the United States

In most jurisdictions, secondary education in the United States refers to the last four years of statutory formal education either at high school or split between a final year of 'junior high school' and three in high school.

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Academics

Haas Hall Academy's curriculum is an accelerated college preparatory academic program. Accredited by AdvancED and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Haas Hall Academy holds membership in The College Board, the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and the Science National Honor Society. Students engage in coursework including Advanced Placement (AP), courses with concurrent college credit provided a local university (for example, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville), and the school encourages students to take college courses at local colleges and universities. Since its inception in 2004, Haas Hall has achieved Adequate Yearly Progress.

AdvancED pre-university accreditation organization in the U.S.A.

AdvancED is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and internationally. AdvancED was formed in 2006 by the consolidation of the pre-college divisions of two of the U.S. regional accreditation organizations: the Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2012 the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) joined AdvancED.

Arkansas Department of Education government organization in Little Rock, United States

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), headquartered in Little Rock, is the state education agency of Arkansas for public schools. Founded in 1931, its responsibilities include accrediting schools, assisting Arkansas schools and their school districts in developing their curricula, approving the textbooks used in state public schools, licensing teachers, and providing continuing education programs. The ADE consists of five divisions: Division of Academic Accountability, Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services, Division of Human Resources, Division of Learning Services, and Division of Research and Technology.

National Honor Society nationwide organization in the United States

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Alpha chapter of NHS was founded at Fifth Avenue High School by Principal Edward S. Rynearson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Haas Hall Academy has been recognized with the College Readiness Award by the Arkansas ACT Council four consecutive years in recognition of improving the participation rate of students taking the ACT college readiness exam. [5] Out of 16,200 schools considered [6] by Newsweek for their America's Top High Schools list, [7] Haas Hall Academy Ranked #19 in the nation. Haas Hall Academy has been recognized for four consecutive years in a row as the #1 ranked public high school in Arkansas by U.S. News and World Report. [8]

The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in November 1959 by University of Iowa professor Everett Franklin Lindquist as a competitor to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). It is currently administered by ACT, a nonprofit organization of the same name.

Extracurricular activities

The Haas Hall Academy mascot is the Mastiff with school colors of blue and gold.

Mastiff

Mastiff-type means a large molosser dog. The term "mastiff-type" has been used synonymously with the term "molosser". For example, the bulldog breeds, the Great Dane, mountain dogs, pit bulls and even smaller dogs, such as the Boston Terrier, may be considered "mastiff-types" in this broad sense. The descriptive term, mastiff-type, should not be confused with the breed, the English Mastiff, that is commonly referred to as the Mastiff.

Athletics

The Haas Hall Mastiffs participate in various interscholastic activities in the 3A West Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The school athletic activities include basketball (boys/girls), bowling (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), track and field (boys/girls), golf (boys/girls), tennis (boys/girls) and swimming (boys/girls). [3]

Arkansas Activities Association organization

The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) is the primary sanctioning body for high school sports in state of Arkansas. AAA is a member association of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSA). Every public secondary school in Arkansas is a de jure member of the AAA, and most private schools, save for a few schools in the delta that belong to the Mississippi Private Schools Association, are included in membership.

Members of the 3A West Conference include:

Clubs and traditions

Haas Hall offers clubs and organizations including Quiz Bowl, the National Honor Society, Student Council, and the Arkansas Science Olympiad.

The school's Quiz Bowl teams have won the 1A classification state quiz bowl championship in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. They have won the 3A State Championship in 2016 and 2017. Haas Hall has won a total of 7 Quiz Bowl Championships.

The school's FIRST Robotics Competition team, Apophis 5006, has gone to the FIRST Championship in 2014 and 2015, winning the Rookie All-Star Award in 2014. [10]

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