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Application Process

We are pleased to welcome you as an applicant to Hampton Roads Academy. Hampton Roads Academy is open with a full on-campus program. We recognize that the application process can be stressful for families anxious to find the right school “fit” for their child(ren). While the process takes only a modest amount of time, following our steps closely and in a timely manner will facilitate the process. Furthermore, we have refined the process to create a more distance-friendly and even simpler experience.

Apply to HRA

Hampton Roads Academy is a "rolling admission" school and accepts applications any time.

There are multiple ways to learn more about HRA during Admission season; schedule a virtual tour with HRA’s Admission Office, or contact us in the office to explore other ways we can serve your family. 

It’s still possible to discover what it’s like to be part of the HRA community!

For more information, contact HRA's Office of Admission at (757) 884-9148.

Steps to Apply

In order for the Office of Admission to complete your student’s applicant file and reach and admission decision, the following steps need to be accomplished:

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Online Application

    Parents or legal guardians must complete and submit the online application. Though not complicated, click here for instructions to guide you through this process. There are several steps and sections to the application: receiving the checklist, inputting student, parent and grandparent information, current school and coursework information (if applicable), parent or student statements depending on grade-level, uploading Birth Certificate and downloading and sending the teacher recommendation(s) forms to current teachers. During the submission of the online application, there will be a non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00 assessed. Please click here to begin this process.
  • Step 2: School Records Release Form

    As we discover if school offices will be operational across the state and country, this process will evolve. Parents may print, sign and date the Student Record Release Form and deliver by email to both the HRA Admission Office, and the principal’s/head’s office of the student's current school. Request that the school forward official copies of the listed documents directly to the HRA Office of Admission as soon as possible. Alternatively, during the spring and summer of 2020 HRA will accept a copy of the student’s semester 1 school report to fulfill this requirement.
  • Step 3: Student Campus Visit

    Academic Assessment: Academic Assessment: Each applicant is required to take the HRA admission assessment test appropriate for his/her grade-level. HRA administers assessments in reading comprehension and math, and evaluates a writing sample (Grades 1-12). Likewise, readiness assessments are administered for grades PreK, JK and K. During the spring  and summer of 2020 assessments may be administered virtually, with materials sent via email and administered by video conferencing.  The HRA Office of Admission will set up a process that suits your individual needs.

    Student Interview:
    During the spring and summer of 2020, candidates for admission for all grades may meet with the appropriate school administrator by video chat at the time of the virtual assessment.
  • Step 4: Parent Interview

    The final step in the Admission Process is an opportunity for parents to meet with Division Administrators and Teachers. In spring and summer of 2020, these meetings may be done by video chat.
  • Final Steps to Matriculation for Admitted Students

    • Placement Tests: Admitted students to grades 6-12 will take placement tests during the summer of 2020, in the subject areas of mathematics and/or foreign language. These students will be notified of testing dates, prior to the scheduling of classes.
    • Final Transcripts: HRA will request official transcripts from the student’s previous school before the start of school.
    • Course Scheduling: Scheduling occurs over the summer months
    • Immunization and Physical Examination Records: HRA uses the Magnus  online health records system and will provide the appropriate links to record that there is documented proof of every student having received the doses of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and chickenpox vaccines required by the Commonwealth of Virginia. These forms must be uploaded and submitted to the school nurse before matriculation each Fall to Hampton Roads Academy and/or the HRA athletic program.
The HRA Office of Admission is fully operational and ready to help you through these steps toward enrollment for the 2020-21 school year.

Hampton Roads Academy

HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.