U.S. News and World Report Recognizes HFAA

Congratulations, Harding Faculty & Students! HFAA has again been ranked one of the top 10 (#6) high schools in the state by U.S. News & World Report! 

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

We love the accolades! However, we feel that what sets us apart is the relationship that our faculty and staff build with our students. It’s our culture and approach to our curriculum that are most powerful.” said Mr. Barry Schmelzenbach, Harding Fine Arts Academy Superintendent. “Our teachers and leadership believe every student has great potential and we strive to foster a culture of high expectations while providing supports for students and families focused on their needs as individuals.”

“My child was so different before coming to the school!” said a parent of a 10th grader at Harding Fine Arts Academy. “He was bullied, had few friends, was shy, wasn’t confident, was afraid to go to school, daily. He was never understood, never encouraged by teachers before. I was very scared about his future. This school has infinitely improved our children’s future, and in turn to ours.” she said.

For complete details on the methodology used in the ranking process visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/rankings-methodologies

Harding Fine Arts Academy is an Oklahoma City charter school that prepares high school students for college in an academically challenging, arts-integrated environment and has been named a 2015 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Harding Fine Arts Academy was named a Governor’s Arts in Education Award winner. Harding Fine Arts Academy recently had fourteen students receive State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence and was a named Governor’s Arts in Education Award winner.