The environment at the NAHA encourages student-athletes to seek excellence in all facets of life. This applies to academics as equally as hockey, and can be seen in the placement rates of NAHA students in Ivy League colleges for example, which annually averages about 10% of the graduating class, comparable to the Prep School annual placement rate of 9%.
We work with each student-athlete and the faculty and staff to insure that the quality of her education is excellent and coordinated with her home school. This allows her to re-enter her school at, or in some cases, ahead of her peers in the spring. Often a school that has not had previous experience with this type of program will have questions, which is natural and desirable. Once they understand our program, its flexibility and our desire to work with each school to make it efficient for their teachers while assisting one of their students to reach for her goals, we develop an excellent relationship. Wework with students to develop independence, time management, and study skills that they will need in their post-secondary studies.
While here, students experience a different style of learning. Students adjust to the small class sizes, then excel. Our teachers are experienced in working with students individually. The academic day is divided into seven-40 minute periods. Core classes meet three-four times a week, and math and science often meet four or five times. If a student needs extra help, extra sessions are scheduled. This format works with all high school level courses including honors, and AP and IB courses.
One-on-one learning is a fantastic experience for a high school student. Often it makes learning fun! Marks improve in this environment, and students are challenged. It can excite a student about learning for life.