HRA is a fantastic school. I have enrolled two children this year and have found the staff friendly, supportive, and eager to facilitate my children's successful integration into the school. The academic standards are high and set an excellent expectation for achievement. In addition, the staff also
... Read more care about each child as an individual and celebrate students' nonacademic strengths and talents. I am extremely pleased with the decision for my children to attend HRA. Please visit, take a tour, and meet the staff. You will be impressed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/27/13
I recently moved my youngest child to HRA after having two children graduate from another private school. I cannot say enough good things about the school. The teachers are accessible and engaged. I feel that my child is receiving an education that is worth every penny of the tuition. The althletic
... Read more and arts programs are outstanding, celebrating all students for their special talents. The students and their parents have been extremely friendly to our familiy making us feel welcome. We are very happy we made the move. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/26/13
I could not disagree more with the review below about lack of diversity. A critical reason we chose HRA was becasue of the diversity and the great openness and discussions about all types of cultures. Plenty of Asians - 28 new this year in a resdiential apartment setting in additon to the local families
... Read more and exchange students, plenty of African Americans, Hispanics,Jews, Christians, Muslims etc. You need to walk in and take a tour. The school is certainly not predominately one race nor is a rich snobby school. It is a well balanced placed for learners! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/25/13
My child attended this school for middle school. The teachers are enthusiastic and the students seem happy to be there. The challenge that this school has is bullying and entitlement issues among children and the lack of experience that younger teachers have in employing different learning styles
... Read more with students. Much of the actual learning takes place at home, due to the fact that much of class time is spent on "enriching" activities such as movies, comic books, computer media, field trips, elaborate projects, and discussion. Heard from many parents who are highly educated that their students are getting "C"s and "D's" . Not enough African American, Asian, or Hispanic students relative to the community. Racist remarks were frequent among students behind closed doors. Community environment was stuffy hard to crack. Music program is tiny and loosely organized, but the drama is phenomenal. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/16/13
My child has attended since middle school (6th grade) and is about to graduate. The academic work is challenging (in a good way), the activities are numerous and diverse, and the kids are great (they have an honor code and students don't use locks on their lockers), and the teachers smart and supportive.
... Read more Also, the counselor has been wonderful during the college search. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/15/13
My child has been attending HRA from K, and we are just thrilled with the school. My daughter looks forward to going to school every day, the teachers are caring and the academics are superb. Class sizes are small, with about 15 kids in each class in the lower grades.
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Posted by a parent on 02/23/11
I switched my 3rd grader to this school this fall and have been overlly impressed with the quality of the education leadership and community service spirit. The principal is outstanding and is available and visible at all times the environment is challenging yet developmentally appropriate. The parent
... Read more involvement is great and very welcoming to new parents. A great choice worth every penny. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/18/09
My children have been there since kindergarten and the education is exceptional. The staff and faculty are top notch. worth every penny
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Posted by a parent on 11/08/08
I cannot speak highly enough of Hampton Roads as college preparatory school. I am currently attending an Ivy League Institution, and it has been clear from the beginning that I am among the most prepared for the work load. The educational foundation that the small class sizes and engaging teachers
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Posted by a former student on 02/07/07
When you go there, there's a few things to complain about. Sometimes things might be considered overly strict. And most of the time, as a student, you'll complain a lot because your other friends won't have as much work, and they'll be having more fun in their lives... but once you graduate, you understand.
... Read more It was all worth it. I was there from grades 6 to 12, and looking back, I wouldn't have done anything differently. If I find myself back on the peninsula when I'm older, that will be where my children end up, too. Really, there are no better alternatives in the area. Read less
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"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Newport News schools — Hampton Roads Academy is located at 739 Academy Ln, Newport News VA 23602. 739 Academy Ln is in the 23602 ZIP code in Newport News, VA Hampton Roads Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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