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Harding Fine Arts Academy

3333 N Shartel Ave,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118

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Award-winning public charter school focused on fine arts integration. Grades 5 & 6 (NEW!) and 9 through 12.

Harding Fine Arts Academy is a diverse charter school known for its small class sizes (16 students to 1 teacher) and emphasis on arts-integrated curriculum. Enrollment is open to all with students selected through a lottery system. There is no tuition fee or audition required. Although traditionally a high school serving grades 9 to 12, the school is expanding enrollment to grades 5 and 6 for the 2024-25 academic year, with the goal of serving grades 5 through 12 by school year 2027-28.

The Academy offers a robust list of fine arts courses and, in addition, teachers incorporate the arts into all academic classes. For example, a math class might determine equations for a graphic arts project.

The arts-integrated curriculum results in teachers who get creative in presenting information and students who are more engaged, confident and competent at problem solving.

In addition to receiving numerous awards, including 56 Oklahoma Education Awards for Arts Excellence over the years and being an OKA+ High School, the school also boasts impressive statistics regarding their students. The recent graduating senior class of 78 students collectively received more than $2.7 million in college scholarships.

Interested parents can learn more and apply online at the school's website or contact recruitment coordinator Bronda Williams at 405-702-4322 or bronda.williams@hfaaokc.org.

I plan to go to college for cybersecurity or computer programming, so my favorite class is honors Algebra II. But I also enjoy graphic design. It allows me to wind down and just get my thoughts and ideas out. Having the option to do both makes HFAA unique. Victor E., junior student

Harding Fine Arts is the best educational experience for those looking for qualified, committed, dedicated and experienced educators and staff. The balance of quality core curriculum with the excellent selection of art-based electives equals a top-notch foundation for the high school student interested in a liberal arts college degree. I would recommend this school even to those seeking a standard high school experience because of its wide variety of electives, student activities and smaller class sizes. An A++ in my grade book. Yvonne Hughes, parent

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