Harding Fine Arts Academy
|Harding Fine Arts Academy|
3333 North Shartel Avenue|
Oklahoma City, (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma 73118
|School type||Charter school|
|Motto||Arts, academics, achievement|
|Founder||John Lampton Belt|
|School district||Oklahoma City Public Schools|
|Average class size||15-20|
|Student to teacher ratio||12:1|
HFAA serves students from grade 9 to 12. It is a public, charter high school; there is no tuition. As a charter school, admission is open to all students with interest in the fine arts. The school also receives Title I funding. HFAA uses auditions and testing for placement, but not as a requirement for acceptance. The school accepts only 150 students per school year.
The average class size is between 15 and 20 students per class. The student-teacher ratio is 12 to 1. The curriculum integrates the arts, and students are required to take 6 arts electives to graduate.
Harding Fine Arts Academy was founded in 2005 by attorney John Belt. It shares a school building dating to 1924 with another charter high school, Harding Charter Preparatory High School; the school's swimming pool has been converted into a dance studio.
HFAA is a National Blue Ribbon school and has been placed in the top 10 in Oklahoma by US News & World Report, the top 500 for disadvantaged students nationwide by Newsweek, rated A+ by the Oklahoma Department of Education and was the first school to be rated OKA+ by the University of Central Oklahoma.
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