Hampton Roads Academy is a proud member of the Cum Laude Society.
Cum Laude Society Mission statement: The Cum Laude Society recognizes academic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence (Areté), justice (Diké) and honor (Timé).
Cum Laude Society History/Statistics: The founders of the society modeled Cum Laude after Phi Beta Kappa. Since its founding in 1906, Cum Laude has grown to 382 chapters, approximately two dozen of which are located in public schools and the rest in Independent schools. Membership is predominantly in the United States, but chapters also are located in Canada, England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Some 4,000 new student members are inducted annually. HRA's chapter was chartered in April 1971.