HAPA offers a unique environment. The coursework is geared toward preparing all students for college entry and success. Class sizes are small allowing students to receive the individual feedback necessary for academic growth. Electives are channeled into a career study that gives the student advanced experience in a professional field of study.

Mentorship is also provided to assist students in reaching college entry expectations. Students are encouraged to take advantage of precollege programming offered at local and state Universities throughout the school year and summer months. High standards, small class sizes, channeled electives, mentorship, and pre-college opportunities all consolidate to produce well-prepared graduates who can meet the challenges of postsecondary schooling.