We believe that school can and should be a rewarding, pleasant, and comfortable experience for students. We strive to create an environment that is both enriching and enjoyable.
Celebration of the individual
Large schools are unable to acknowledge and celebrate the majority of students; typically only the most talented athletes, scholars, and performers are recognized.
We recognize all of our students. With a small student body and low student/staff ratio, we can know and relate to every student.
When you visit the campus you will notice how our layout leads to constant interaction between staff and students. Our environment allows for positive engagements throughout the day. We are always available to coach and counsel students, and we even celebrate each student’s birthday with a special treat of their choosing.
Activities for fun and enrichment
We want our students to enjoy school, socialize, and be enriched by activities outside of the core educational offerings. We have a Student Council, Yearbook Team, and a wide variety of clubs. Our current clubs include: Key, Drama, Newsletter, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Games, and Music; and we are open to adding new clubs and activities.
We have a number of special events that enrich student life. We have a Halloween costume contest, Thanksgiving picnic for the students and their families, a winter holiday party, Pet Photo Day, Earth Day movie trip, Junior/Senior Outing, and a year-end awards and graduation banquet.
A Day in the Life of an NHA Student
Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:40 p.m.
Lunch & Break
We have a mid-morning break and lunch periods so our students have time to relax and recharge.
Meals and Snacks
We have a kitchen and several areas where students can relax and enjoy lunch and snacks. Students bring their own lunch, but we always keep some things on hand for those who forget. We also have a variety of snacks and beverages available. In addition, we have pizza twice weekly.
Classes are 50 minutes long. Students rotate classrooms just as they would in any school. There is time between classes to get a drink, get books from the lockers, and chat with friends.
Students dress informally. Our dress standards enforce appropriate modesty, but we let the students dress comfortably.
Parents are responsible for transportation. Many of our students carpool. Students of driving age may drive themselves.