The Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science is located on the southeast corner of the City of Hollywood's Young Circle. The school has adopted an enhanced traditional curriculum with a focus on the arts and science. A unique master schedule provides enrichment opportunities during the school day as well as standards and data driven opportunities for increased academic achievement for students with identified gaps in learning. The population surrounding the school is a microcosm of the larger surrounding area including families from over 36 different countries. Combining this unique configuration with a community passion for redevelopment, the Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science is one of the capstone projects for the redevelopment of this area through it's commitment to the arts and science. Parent volunteer hours far exceed the district average for a school this size.
- Elementary School Hours: 8:15 am – 2:45 pm
- Middle School Hours: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
- Before Care starts @ 6:45 am
- School doors open to all other students @ 7:45 am
- The tardy warning bell: 8:10 am
- Tardy bell: 8:15 am
- No early dismissals after 2:00 pm as students are receiving final instruction and assignments for the day
- Elementary Dismissal: 2:45 – 3:15 pm
- Middle School Dismissal: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
- After Care: 2:45 – 6:00 pm
Programs & Services
- Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
- Parent access to CSUSA's Student Information System (SIS)
- Enforced uniform policy
- Before and after care
- Free/reduced lunch program
- Student clubs and extracurricular activities
Information for Parents
It is vitally important for our incoming Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 7th Grade students to have the mandatory immunizations required by the state before the first day of school, August 18th. Section 1003.22 (10a) of the Florida Statutes does not allow kindergarteners or seventh graders to attend school with incomplete immunization documentation. Please do not call our registrar and ask for an extension. She cannot by law allow your child to attend school without the immunization paperwork from your doctor. Please contact your pediatrician to schedule an appointment or contact your local health center for a schedule of free immunizations for families that qualify. Download more information for Kindergarten & 1st Grade or 7th Grade here.
The administering or dispensing of any medicines (including non-prescription over-the-counter) to students by employees of Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science without specific written authorization by a medical doctor of the student is forbidden. If it is absolutely necessary that the child take any medication while at school, each medication must be accompanied by an Authorization for Medication Form that has been completed and signed by the child's doctor. The medication, including over the counter medication, will be kept in the main office and will be administered by certified office personnel. Parent Instructions for Medication will provide more information.
School Supplies - School supplies are required for each incoming student in Grades K-8. Below are the Student Supply Lists for each grade level.
|First Grade||Sixth Grade|
|Second Grade||Seventh Grade|
|Third Grade||Eighth Grade|
School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from Ibiley Uniforms and More and will be sold from their store located at 1267 NE 163rd ST., North Miami Beach, FL, 33162 or online at www.ibiley.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.
Every year HAAS students are required to participate in our Science Fair. Grades 5-8 have already started their projects and packets are below for your convenience. All packets below include a schedule for the grade level, or for the project itself.
- Grade 5 Science Fair Packet
- MS Science Fair Packet
- MS Science Fair Packet - Alternative Energy
- MS Science Fair Packet - Rube Goldberg
- MS Science Fair Packet - American Buffalo
- MS Science Fair Packet - Bird Feeder
- MS Science Fair Packet - Feathers
Grades K-4 will begin their projects in the Spring and more information will be released as that time approaches.
Reading Treasures Program
The Reading Treasures is designed to develop a love for reading and to encourage reading year round. Reading goals have been set for each student in grades K-8. After student finish reading a book, they must complete the assigned book summary for credit. Click on your child's grade level below to download and print book summaries. Please print extra copies as needed throughout the 2012-2013 school year.
We will reward students along the way to help encourage them as they reach their goals. The grade level with the highest participation wins a prize at the end of the year! Below you will find all the necessary materials by grade levels.
- Grades K-1 Reading Treasures
- Grade 2 Reading Treasures
- Grades 3-5 Reading Treasures
- Grades 6-8 Reading Treasures
Code of Student Conduct
The Code of Student Conduct handbook is going green. For the first time, the 2011/12 Broward County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct handbook will be available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese below. A printed copy is also available upon request.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
For fast, efficient and safe delivery and pickup of students, Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science has established specific drop off procedures. To review and/or print the new procedures and map, click here.
Placards are used by parents who pick-up students by car. Student names and grades are printed legibly on the placard and placed on the dashboard for the dismissal team to easily read. A white Placard is used to pick up Elementary School students only and a Yellow Placard is used to pick up Middle School students, including younger siblings. To review and/or print a Pick-Up Placard, click here.
Walkers - Because many of our older students will be walking to and from school, we need your assistance to ensure their safety. All students who will be walking home, or leaving the building on their own, must have written permission from the student’s parent or guardian. Please fill out a Walker Permission Form, stating whether or not this permission is for specific days, until further notice, or for the remainder of the school year. Students in Grades K-5 cannot sign themselves out without an older sibling.
- Early Dismissals are for Doctor/Dentist Appointments only
- No early dismissals after 2:15 pm as students are receiving final instruction and assignments for the day. No exceptions.
- Elementary Dismissal: 2:45 – 3:15 pm
- Middle School Dismissal: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing is available to those students who meet the guidelines. Breakfast costs $1.50 and Lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40.
To apply for the Free/Reduced School Meals Program, please download an application and return it to the Front Office or to the Cafeteria Manager.
Application for Free/Reduced School Meals Program
Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection reports are available for review.
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!
Before and After Care Program Information
Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science offers on site Before and After Care for attending students. Before Care starts at 6:45 am and ends at 7:45 am. (Students must be registered in advance to attend.) Students in Before Care that eat a school breakfast will be walked up to the Cafeteria at 8:00am. Before Care rates do not inlclude breakfast, however. After Care begins at 2:45 pm and ends at 6:00 pm. (Students must be registered in advance to attend.) There is a one time Registration Fee.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. James, the Before & After Care Director, at 954-925-6404 or at email@example.com between the hours of 6:45 to 9:00 am or from 1:30 to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, on school days only.
Web Resources for Parents
We know that many parents find educational websites helpful tools, so we have put together a list of what we feel are beneficial sites for your convenience. To review the list, click here.
2012-2013 School Calendar - Important dates for the 2012-2013 academic year. This calendar may differ from the Broward County Public Schools' calendar.
2013-2014 School Calendar - Important dates for the 2013-2014 academic year. This calendar may differ from the Broward County Public Schools' calendar.
Title 1 Elementary & Middle School Info
HAAS Elementary and Middle school has qualified for Title 1 status per meeting the 50% Free and Reduced Lunch rate requirement. Our school meets all district, state, and federal requirements for parent involvement, communication, and support. Our charter school not only asks for your involvement, but also requires that each parent gives 20 hours of volunteer service (30 max for 2 or more children). To learn more about how to get involved and stay involved, open the links below and/or participate in our next School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting.
Additional parent support information can be located at:
School Improvement Plan
HAAS meets district and state requirements for creating, submitting, and continually improving our School Improvement Plan (SIP). Both the elementary and middle schools have developed the plan using data from student test scores, stakeholder surveys, and needs assessment processes from within the educational management company. The SIP is addressed throughout the year with the teachers as well as all stakeholders during School Advisory Council meetings. If you would like to access or review these documents, please visit the state's website or make an appointment with the office. The state's website is: www.fldoe.org and the school's number is 954-925-6404.
Wellness Policy - Renaissance Charter School, Inc. promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment