Announcements & Events

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Financial Aid Night (Virtual) on October 3 at 6:00 PM
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The "College Aid Presentation" will cover the financial aid process and the important items to consider while applying to college. Also, our scholarship program.
  • New Changes to the Fafsa form
  • Changes to the Federal loans
  • Where to Find Scholarships
  • 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 
The presentation is virtual.  Log into the event with these credentials:
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If you want to get a head start on the FAFSA (or other financial aid questions) then please visit our presenter's YouTube channel: Ed Zamora College Prep Channel
What to apply for the James Russo Memorial Scholarship?   Watch this video.
  • Our Scholarship Program The James Russo Memorial Scholarship Video
Here are some of his recent recommendations for our senior families -- but there's a video on his channel to answer almost any of your questions.
There will also be a spring Financial Aid Night held virtually on April 30th at 6:00 PM.
Not sure what you’d like to be when you grow up? Unsure of your plans after high school? Possibly considering military service? The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is being offered at HHS to 10th through 12th grade students on Monday, September 25th in the library from 7:50 am until lunch. This test examines personal interests and skills to predict success in a wide variety of jobs. Whether you’re interested in the military or not, this test will be beneficial to you. There is no commitment to the Armed Services. Sign-up by completing this Google Form below.




The PSAT is a practice test designed to prepare students for success on the actual SAT which is a common college entrance requirement.  It is recommended that students who are considering college take the PSAT twice – once in 10th grade and again in 11th grade.  Juniors who take the PSAT are also enrolled in the PSAT/NMSQT scholarship competition. 

Test fees:
  • Juniors test for free;
  • Sophomores pay the $18 fee charged by CollegeBoard;
  • Sophomores on free/reduced lunches can take the test at no cost.
The PSAT is now administered electronically -- students are required to bring their fully charged chrome book, a calculator and their student ID to the test.
Students should report directly to the New Gym for testing.  Please do not go to class first.
Information, practice questions and helpful videos can be found on the CollegeBoard website at and information on the new digital test can be found at and information on the Bluebook app can be found at .
Now that the CollegeBoard has gone to digital test taking, they require a certain amount of demographic information to be collected in order to create a student test.  By registering for the test, you are giving Hackettstown High School permission to release this information to CollegeBoard.  There is no way to opt out of this data collection and still take the PSAT.  This is mostly information that, in prior years, was filled in by the student on the day of the test.
Demographic data collected in advance from Hackettstown High School:
•    First Name
•    Middle Initial
•    Last Name
•    Date of Birth
•    Gender (F = Female; M = Male; A = Another)
•    Grade
•    Student School ID
•    State Student ID
Registration Fee for the Test:
  • $60 -- Please make checks out to "Hackettstown High School"
    • There is a cancellation fee of $30 charged if you don't take the test.
  • Students on free and reduced lunch may take the test for 
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 – once in the fall and once in the spring -- but will not be offering Saturday test dates.  School day tests must be ordered through the guidance office using this form.
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.
This SAT administration will be the last one with the traditional test book & pencil.  All future SATs will be administered electronically.
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. 
Please plan to join the Hackettstown High School Guidance Department as we host our 2023-24 College Fair on Monday, September 11th from 6PM to 8PM.
Here's the current list of attendees (subject to change):
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albright College
Bryant University
Cairn University
Caldwell University
Cedar Crest College
Centenary University
County College of Morris
Delaware College of Art and Design
Delaware Valley University
CCM-Career Advance USA
DeSales University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Eastern Connecticut State University 
Elizabethtown College
Emmanuel College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Felician University
George Mason University
Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University 
Holy Family University
Husson University
Indiana University-Bloomington
Innovate Salon Academy
Johnson & Wales University
King's College
Lawrence Technological University
Lees-McRae College 
Lincoln Tech-Mahwah Campus
Lycoming College
Manhattan College
Marywood University 
Merrimack College 
Montclair State University
Moravian University 
Muhlenberg College
New York Film Academy
Nichols College
Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University 
Ohio University
Ramapo College
Ramapo College 
Rider University 
Roger Williams University
Saint Elizabeth University
Saint Elizabeth University 
Saint Joseph's University
Seton Hall University 
Stockton University 
Suffolk University
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Oswego
Susquehanna University
The College of New Jersey 
The University of Maine
The University of Scranton
The University of Scranton
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Alabama
University of Maryland
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
Wagner College
Warren Community College
Washington & Jefferson College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Western Connecticut State University 
Western New England University
William Paterson University
York College of Pennsylvania
  • The student & parent portals currently display the courses which students are currently enrolled in for the 2023-24 school year on the "Schedule" tab.  (Information about periods, rooms and teachers are not shown.)  
  • These courses were displayed since June's course drop/add window.
  • We anticipate providing full schedules with periods, rooms and teachers on or shortly after Friday, August 25.
  • Students should play to begin the school year with the schedule as is.
Schedule Change Requests:
  • Counselors begin the school year working with students who are new to the high school.
  • The schedule change request window will open on Wednesday, September 6th.
  • The deadline to request a schedule change will be Friday, September 15th.
  • To request a change, please complete and email a "Schedule Change Request Form" to your counselor.  Forms must include the parental signature to be considered complete.  The form can be found in the upper right-hand of this webpage.  Please expand the box to select the pdf.
  • We want to address your request as promptly as possible.  It may, however, take a few days for the counselor to review your request.  We ask for you patience during this time.
  • Students should follow their schedule until they receive an actual change from their guidance counselor.
  • Students who are (1) have an empty block with no classes in it or (2) who are in a class that was taken in a previous year are asked to come down to the guidance office during that block to have the problem expedited.
Thanks and we hope you have a wonderful school year!