About SHA

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At SHA we believe in our students, and we empower them to believe in themselves.

Shawn Mendes "Believe" was theme song for the Class of 2021 and the message continues to resonate at the school!

2020-2021 SHA Points of Pride

  • Attendance

    • Student: over 96%

    • Teachers: over 93%

  • MAP Testing

    • 95% students sat for each exam session (Fall, Winter and Spring)

  • MCAS Testing

    • ELA: 52 Students sat for the exam. 41 students Met or Partially Met Expectations and 10 Exceeded Expectations.

    • Math: 52 Students sat for the exam. 46 students met or partially met expectations. 5 Exceeded Expectations

    • Science: 56 Students sat for the exam. 5 students scored Advanced. 26 scored Proficient. 20 scored Needs Improvement.

  • AP Testing

    • 13 AP Subject Exams were administered

    • 38 Students scored 3

    • 12 students Scored 4

    • AP Seminar all students scored 3 or higher

The Mission of SHA

Springfield Honors Academy develops the intellectual curiosity and emotional maturity of every member of its student body. We are committed to providing our students a safe environment in which they can advance their studentship and realize their greatest potential. To that end, our students will gain admission into, find success within, and ultimately graduate from competitive four-year colleges, ready to achieve and contribute greatly to the world in which they live.

Our Vision at

Springfield Honors Academy

At Springfield Honors Academy, our cultural expectations are built upon five pillars of attainment which are essential in living out the academy's motto;

"Vestri Optimus Pro Mundo"; translating as Be Your Best for the World.

The pillars are Integrity, Intellect, Respect, Possibility, and Citizenship. Aligned with the schools mission, our vision is of an academy where students are strategically supported in the quest for becoming their best selves.

We are currently located on the top floor of the High School of Commerce building. We have a separate entrance for our students and have separate administration, teaching staff and policies. For more information, please contact us.

415 State Street, 3rd Floor

Springfield, MA 01105

Phone: (413) 787-6707

You can always reach us via email: Principal Howard-Donlin (hd@springfieldhonorsacademy.org) or Assistant Principal Dena Cooper (dcooper@springfieldhonorsacademy.org)
Facebook: @SpHonorsAcademy https://www.facebook.com/SpHonorsAcademy/
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If there is an urgent school matter, please contact the Springfield Honors Academy Principal, Ms. Howard-Donlin at 413-787-6707. (Non-Urgent voicemails are being addressed with 3-5 business days)