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CSP in Action: Haas Hall Academy

National Alliance

Haas Hall Academy, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, offers an accelerated learning model for scholars seeking a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Its mission is “to provide an aggressive alternative to the traditional learning environment for scholars with high intensity of purpose, enabling them to succeed at the nation’s prestigious universities and to become pillars of their communities.” The school is structured like a university and this captures the college-centric atmosphere of its city, which is home to the University of Arkansas. Its semester-based, block-scheduled courses mean that one instructional day at Haas Hall Academy is equivalent to about two traditional school days.

The in-depth STEM-focused instruction pays off: Newsweek ranks Haas Hall Academy as the 25th best high school in America among more than 26,000 public high schools.