HAPA offers a unique environment. The coursework is geared toward preparing all scholars for college entry and success. Electives are channeled into a career study that gives the scholar advanced experience in a professional field of study.

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