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Air Force Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Merchant marine Academy, naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy or the ROTC Scholarship

Are you a NJ resident interested in applying to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, or a civilian school on a ROTC scholarship? 
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker will be hosting their annual Service Academy Information Day on Saturday, September 28th at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. The formal program will begin at 9:00am, and full event details can be found within the attached flyer.
Parents, teachers, school counselors, coaches, and administrators are encouraged to attend.
Check "Forms & Links" to the right to download the flier.
POSTED 9/16/19

College Fair & Planning Night -- October 1 @ 7:00 PM

The College Fair & Planning Night will take place on Tuesday, October 1st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the gymnasium.
College representatives from around the country will be available to discuss their programs and whether or not they're the right fit for you.  Go in prepared to impress!  Do a internet search for questions to ask a college admissions counselor.  Make a list of things important to you.  Take notes.  And don't hesitate to send them a "thank you" email after your meeting.  Polite follow up can make a lasting impression.
The list of colleges will be posted here once available.
Additionally, Mrs. Cardell will be holding two informational sessions about the college application process in room C5.  The first will run from 7:00 to 7:40; it will be repeated from 7:50 to 8:30.  The presentation covers information given to Juniors and Seniors during their college planning meetings with their counselor.
The presentation will be posted here once available.

AP Exam Information & Registration -- Deadline: October 4



Students may now register for the AP Exam.  Information & registration forms are being distributed directly to students in their AP classes but can also be found to the right.  One form is to be returned to Guidance with the registration fee; one form is to be retained for your records.
POSTED 9/13/19

PSAT Exam Information & Registration -- Deadline, September 27


The PSAT is being offered at Hackettstown High School on Wednesday, October 16th.  This is the only test date and there are no make-up exams for students who miss school.
Juniors will be taking the test for free and do not need to register for the exam.  Parents may "opt out" their student by emailing Mr. Jorstad at  
Sophomores must register for the test and pay the $17 fee.  The deadline to register is Friday, September 27.  Materials are limited and sophomores will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The registration & information form can be found to the right.
POSTED 9/1319

Financial Aid Night -- Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Our annual Financial Aid Night will be held at 6:30 in the cafeteria.  Our presenter will discuss the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:  (1) how to complete; (2) how to avoid mistakes; (3) how to maximize your aid. 
POSTED 9/9/19
If you missed this years presentation please see below

9th Grade Re-Registration

Reminder:  Hackettstown 9th Graders Must Provide New Residency Documentation

Providing residency documentation is required when students enroll in Hackettstown Public Schools, when they transition to the Middle School and when they transition to the High School.
Most families took care of providing this documentation during the 8th grade as they were selecting classes for 9th grade.  There's still time if families forgot!  A letter is going home to those families to let them know that documentation is missing and we're asking that it be provided before Freshman Orientation, August 23rd.  
Please see the right-hand column for the Re-Registration Form and Preliminary Instruction documents.
POSTED 8/7/19