Announcements & Events

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HHS Class of 2023 graduates have been invited to join the Local Scholarship 2022-23 classroom! In this classroom they will find all of the information and materials to apply for HHS's Local Scholarships. These awards are only open to students graduating from HHS  this year (unless otherwise noted) and will be presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony on June 7th.

If you have questions please contact Mrs. Cardell via email at [email protected].

The deadline is Sunday, April 2nd at 11:59 PM!


1) Each Scholarship/Award is posted on the "Classwork" tab of the Google Classroom. Review the description of each award to ensure that you meet the qualifications indicated and decide which awards you will apply for.

2) Complete and save a copy of the Local Scholarship Application (including the common essay) as you will need to submit a copy to most awards. The application is the first assignment on the Classwork tab. Look for the yellow stars!

3) Submit all required materials for each specific award on each specific classwork assignment. Be sure you scroll down on each to see all requirements.

Please Note: Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Winners will be invited to the awards ceremony in mid-May, although you will not be told which award(s) you have won until the Senior Awards Ceremony.
The High School Guidance Office has completed the process that will help students make their course requests for next year.
Please visit the Scheduling & School Profile page for additional information.
The following recruiters will be at HHS during lunches:
January 13th- National Guard
January 18th- US Army
January 31st- US Coast Guard
Are you interested in the military or learning more about your career aptitudes?  Sign up for the
Armed Services Assessment Battery (ASVAB) test on Thursday, January 5, 2023 in
the library at 7:50am in the library. There is no commitment to the military to
take the assessment. Complete the attached Google Form BY DECEMBER 20th to
register.  If you have any questions,
please contact Mrs. Cardell in Guidance.
The Guidance Department will be hosting an Instant Decision Day on Friday, December 16th with MORAVIAN UNIVERSITY.  You must submit your application online to Moravian by Wednesday, December 14th.  In addition, you must  sign up in the Guidance Office.  
Those of you that have already applied or expressed interest with Moravian please be aware that you will be added to the list to meet with the representative.
HHS will be hosting an Instant Decision Day for Warren County Community College on Monday, December 12th.  Please sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested.  You must sign up no later than 12/5/2022.  You will be required to fill out a paper application on the  Instant Decision Day.
The SAT will be offered at Hackettstown High School on Wednesday, March 1.
  • The cost is $55.  There will be a $27.50 unused test fee if students do not sit for the test.
  • Students on Free/Reduced Lunch may take the test for free.
  • The deadline to return the registration form to guidance is Tuesday, January 17.
  • The form can be found in the upper right corner of this webpage.
  • Do not try to register online for the test at Hackettstown HS ... you can only do so using our form.
  • However, to take the SAT on a Saturday at a different school you must register online.
The SAT is a commonly used college admission test.  It’s designed to measure students’ readiness for college by assessing them on reading, writing & language and mathematics.  College bound students are recommended to take the PSAT twice: once in the sophomore year (practice only) and once in the junior year (additional practice and participation in the PSAT/NMSQT scholarship program).  The SAT is recommended to be taken by juniors in the spring or by seniors (who still need it) in the fall.
Information, practice questions and helpful videos can be found on the CollegeBoard website at
Hackettstown High School is only offering the SAT during the school day and will not be offering Saturday test dates.  School day tests must be ordered through the guidance office and checks must be made out to “Hackettstown High School”.
Hackettstown students may also take the SATs on a Saturday at a different school. Visit to create an account, search for local schools, register for available test dates, and to make online payments directly to College Board.

Testing Information
•    Students should report directly to the New Gym for testing.  Please do not go to your first class.
•    Students should bring their student ID, extra #2 pencils and a CollegeBoard approved calculator with extra batteries. 
•    Students should plan on eating lunch B that day.
HHS will be hosting an Instant Decision Day with CCM on Thursday, 12/15/2022.  A sign up sheet will be in the Guidance Office.  

You can use the fee waiver code of IDDHACKETTSTOWN23. This code waives the required application fee.  YOU MUST apply no later than 2 days prior to the Instant Decision Day (12/13/2022).  

Here is the link to the application:
Register for the NACAC Virtual College Fair:

Dear Guy, 

You and your students are invited to attend the last NACAC Virtual College Fair of the season this Sunday, November 6 from 1-6 p.m. (ET)!

You and your students can sign up for free!  You can also find a list of participating colleges and universities here
Sign Up Now
The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with colleges and pursue your college dreams. Have a quick video chat with a rep, drop in on a virtual presentation, send a question through chat - make a connection YOUR way!

Our fairs will also feature MatchMaking! At the time of registration, your students will select the attributes that are most important to them in a college.  They will then receive an email that best matches them to the specific colleges and universities based on the criteria they provided.  Your students will then reference this email on the day of the fair to connect with their best matches! Students should register early to take advantage of this great feature!

Check out a video on how it all works!

We look forward to seeing you and your students on Sunday!

Best wishes,
NACAC Virtual College Fairs team
Students may now register for AP Exams.
Registration is being done by a Google Form.  The form link has been distributed to students in all AP classrooms by teachers and is also available upon request by emailing Guy Jorstad at [email protected] .
Deadline for registering on the form is Sunday, November 6.
Deadline for bringing payment into the Guidance Office is Monday, November 7th.
Please email Guy Jorstad with any questions or concerns.
The PSAT will be offered at Hackettstown High School on Wednesday, October 12th.  
  • Juniors may take the test for free
  • Sophomores may take the test for $18
  • Deadline to return the registration form (on the upper right of this webpage) is Friday, September 9th.
The PSAT is a practice test designed to prepare students for success on the actual SAT.  Students who take the PSAT in 10th grade are doing so just for practice.  Students who take the PSAT in 11th grade are doing so both for practice and also to be entered into the NMSQT Scholarship Competition.
Information, practice questions and helpful videos can be found on the CollegeBoard website at
Testing Information:
•    Students should report directly to the New Gym for testing.  Please do not go to class first.
•    Students should bring their student ID, extra #2 pencils and a CollegeBoard approved calculator with extra batteries. 
•    Students should plan on eating the lunch B.
Interested in military service or ROTC?
The US Navy recruiter will be here November 1st and the National Guard recruiter will be here November 2nd during lunches in the main lobby and/or cafeteria area. 
Please mark your calendars for our College & Career Fair on Thursday, October 20th beginning at 6:00 PM.
Details will be posted here once available.

If you missed the Financial Aid Night you can view the recording by following this link:  
Ed Zamora's email is [email protected] but he gives his phone number to our families in the presentations and suggests that you text him if you have questions..
The "College Aid Presentation" covered the financial aid process and the important items to consider while applying to college during the pandemic. 
-New Changes to the Fafsa form
-Changes to the Federal loans
-Loan Forgiveness
-The New NJ Garden State Grant Programs 
-State Financial Aid Changes
-The Impact of Early Decision and Early Action on Financial Aid
-New Deadlines for the College Process 
For Those interested in "Our New Scholarship Program" (from Principia Prep), please watch this video:
Please check out Ed's channel at Ed Zamora College Prep Channel for numerous additional videos.
The schedule change window -- which began on Tuesday, September 6 and ended on Friday, September 16 -- has closed.

Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications webinar scheduled for students, parents

State of New Jersey HESAA sponsored: By Beth Ziehmer

December 15, 2022

When it comes to getting money for college, scholarships can be critical. Even a small scholarship could mean the difference between being able to continue postsecondary education or having to withdraw.

This "Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications" webinar will address tips and techniques for applying for scholarships. The webinar is intended for high school and college students and parents, but high school and college professionals are welcome to attend as well.

This webinar will be offered on January 24 and January 26:

We will use GoToWebinar for this training, which can be accessed from any computer. Click on a link above to register.

If you have questions or need more information, contact the Mapping Your Future staff at [email protected] or (800) 374-4072.