Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats
The mission of Huntsville Achievement School is to develop student leaders through academic and service learning opportunities that promote academic, physical, and ethical growth of students; enabling them to become productive citizens in an always changing society. It seeks to help every student reach his or her full potential in a safe, positive, collaborative, forward thinking, research based environment where the students become not only life-long learners but also successful past their days in school and productive contributing citizens in our world.
The vision of Huntsville Achievement School is always to excel. Our vision is one of community involvement, continuing education for faculty and parents. we view education as something that can not be factory produced but rather must be tailored to a child’s needs. Our vision is to never stop learning, and growing. We desire to give our students a true love of life long learning.
The goals of Huntsville Achievement School are to:
1. Provide a quality education and a safe, secure learning environment where every student can grow as a life long learner.
2. To ensure highly trained and qualified faculty through inservice opportunities and continuing education opportunities.
3. To promote community awareness of our students through the use of service learning and active learning opportunities.
4. To encourage community and school involvement to better serve serve the needs of our students and parents.
5. It is also our goal to provide an affordable education to all who need it through the use of scholarships and financial aid.
Huntsville Achievement School is a private school that is rethinking education possibilities. In its over fifty year history H.A.S. has sought to blaze its own trail providing an educational option in the Huntsville Metro area for the K-12 student where the “one size fits all” education paradigm is not effective. It seeks to provide an economical educational alternative for students with learning differences such as High Functioning Autism and other Spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, ODD, OCD, etc and for those that need a smaller learning environment. H.A.S. is committed to being a safe haven where bullying does not exist and students are free to be themselves. We are proud to have created an environment where students can thrive and not just survive. H.A.S. seeks to partner with parents and professionals to help every child reach their full potential. It uses a paradigm that it is not enough to just impact its own students from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. but it should impact the community, the state and the nation in the areas of education, learning differences, disabilities, leadership and families.
Here at Huntsville Achievement School, we enroll students and produce scholars. An HAS scholar is able to appreciate the gift of learning, and realizes that learning doesn’t stop when a diploma is awarded. Our scholars have lofty goals, are ambitious, and more importantly, have the tools and knowledge to achieve whatever they aspire. HAS is North Alabama’s student success center not because most of our graduates receive scholarships; but because our scholars have the tools and desire necessary to achieve.