After her involvement with Nathan, Haley became friends with Peyton Sawyer and through her also befriended her best friend of ten years, Brooke Davis.
Haley, Brooke and Peyton formed a close group and often shared each other's problems and she eventually became best friends with Brooke and Peyton.
With her new friendships with the small unit family, Haley began to spend most of her time with the mother and son, and they were both delighted to welcome her to their family, giving Haley a quieter side of life.
Haley begun her first day of high school with best friend Lucas Scott, and made him pretend to be her boyfriend so none of the other high school boys would bother her.
On Lucas' first Raven game, Haley arrives to support her best friend even though he fails to impress.
Later that week, Lucas tells Haley he doesn't want to play, but Haley encourages him to as the game won't change him and he shouldn't let it.
Seeing all the different people that were there gave her the ambition to eventually go to Stanford when she was old enough.
From that moment on, Haley worked to her best standards to achieve the Stanford dream, even to the point of playing pretend SATs along with Lucas.
One of Haley's first predictions was that she would kiss a boy, while she found her best friend Lucas, lusting after a cheerleader who was the basketball captain's girlfriend, Peyton Sawyer.
Although being one of the smartest in her year, Haley did cheat on one test, she cheated because her mom was ill and it was in geometry, so she didn't have time to revise.
She had displayed extreme loyalty to the people she holds close to her, particularly Lucas, Nathan, Peyton and Brooke, but her first priority was always her family.
She did, however, have her own dreams to follow and wanted to pursue her music interests, but found it difficult to balance being a mother to her children and following her dreams, as well as her husband's life and constantly changing careers and moving.
They made a mini golf course on the roof of the cafe and decorated it with lights and used whatever they could to make the course.