Hampton Roads Academy prepares students in Prekindergarten through Grade 12 intellectually, artistically, physically and morally for higher education and for life within an inclusive community of service, compassion and excellence.
By Upper School, the HRA curriculum becomes increasingly more diverse at each grade level. HRA students have a core college-preparatory curriculum, enhanced by 17 Advanced Placement courses* that serve to set the standard of excellence required in the top courses within each department. Many departments also designate some of their more rigorous courses as Honors** level. A typical HRA student graduates with a combination of core, Honors and AP classes that also allows room for exposure to several of our outstanding elective courses, both in the arts area and in other academic disciplines.
In grades 9-12, students must earn a minimum of 21.5 academic credits. Graduation requirements provide a critical balance of work in each of the essential academic areas, including English, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Science, Math, Visual and Performing Arts, and Physical Education. Most students exceed the minimum in each of these areas. Credit is granted for Algebra, Foreign Language, PE and the arts completed in the Middle School.
Our standardized test scores, including the AP and SAT, consistently place HRA among the countrys top independent schools. Our college placement record includes admission to the nations most prestigious and competitive colleges and universities, and our college counseling team works with every student to ensure that his or her college choice will be a good match for that individual.