Announcements & Events

This information was emailed to all Juniors and Sophomores on 11-4-2020.
Here are the main details regarding the PSAT make-up date:
  • The test will be on Tuesday, January 26th
  • All students who were registered for the Thursday, October 29th test date will automatically be registered for the Tuesday, January 26th date.
  • Students may only take the PSAT once per year.  If you took it on October 14th then you may not take it again.
  • Any student who does not want to take the PSAT in January may contact Mrs. Willson in guidance to cancel their test and receive a full refund.
  • Students who take the test in January will get scores back.  However, they will not be able to get their test books back nor will they receive question-by-question details regarding their responses on the score report.
Why is the test date when it is?
  • Collegeboard will not permit us to schedule an alternate make-up date that is not one of their standard test administration dates.  January 26th is the only other standard date.
  • This means that January 26th will be our last shot at the PSAT this year.  If this date is cancelled or you are absent then there will be no other opportunities for make-ups.
Are there other ways to practice?
  • The PSAT ( ) has multiple full length tests on their website that students can take free of charge.  
  • Khan Academy ( ) provides multiple ways to gain exposure and practice.   
Students who are interested in taking AP Exams must register with the Guidance Office using the following link to a Google Form:
Information about the AP Exams can be found on the website below.
  • Each exam is $95.  
  • There is no cancellation fee.  Feel comfortable signing up for tests knowing that you can cancel free of charge.
  • Signing up late for an exam costs an additional $40.
Attention Students Interested in the Military:  Due to the current conditions, the ASVAB test will not be administered at HHS this school year.  Students are able to take the test with their local recruiter.  
IMPORTANT: Please see the informational flier (at the right of this page) for details regarding applying to Centenary University Instant Decision Day and their Full-Tuition Scholarship.
Oct. 8th & 9th- Online Information Sessions
Oct. 29th- All applicants must sign up for Instant Decision Appointment on the Guidance Google Classroom 
Nov 1st- All admissions and scholarship application materials are due to Centenary  
For ALL students:
  • Report directly to the indicated testing area.  Please do not go to class first for attendance.
  • Bring a calculator and spare batteries.  We will not be able to help you with these if you forget.
  • Bring a number 2 pencil.  Extra pencils will be available.
  • Bring your Student ID.
  • We just received the practice books that PSAT ships out before the tests.  These aren't mandatory: they give you sample questions so you're familiar with the test format.  They will be available for pickup in the cafeteria, beginning Monday.
For HYBRID students:
  • Report to the Old Gym at 7:50.  
  • You will be sitting at the desk with your name tag.
  • Power down your cell phone and put it, with any other belongings, along a wall.
  • Dismissal will be at 12:20.
For VIRTUAL students:
  • Parents should follow these instructions for student drop-off at the start of the day.
    • The school driveway is split into two lanes separated by cones.  The left lane is for busses and school staff.  The right lane, which hugs the sidewalk, is for student drop-off.
    • Using the right lane, drive past the front entrance and hug the sidewalk as it turns right towards the rear of the building.  You will stop outside of the side entrance of the auditorium (by the tent).  Students will have their temperature taken there.
    • After temperatures are taken, parents can drive a little further up and drop their students off by the alley leading up to the cafeteria entrance.
    • Students are to enter directly into the cafeteria.
    • Please arrive no later than 7:40.
  • You will be sitting at the desk with your name tag.
  • Power down your cell phone and put it, with any other belongings, along a wall.
  • Dismissal will be at 12:30.  We are holding the virtual students for 10 minutes past normal dismissal time to allow the hybrid students to leave campus first. 
  • Parents should follow these instructions for student pick-up at the end of the day.
    • Parents should use the same right lane for pick-up.
    • Parents are stopped across from the flagpole, opposite the main doors.  This allows room for busses to enter / exit.  The row of waiting cars then extends back towards Warren Street.
    • Parents should arrive around 12:20.  This will allow the parents picking up the hybrid students to be leaving campus as you're arriving.
    • Students will exit the cafeteria and walk out to the front of the building to meet you.
The PSATs will be given at HHS in October. All information and the registration form have been shared with student on a PSAT Google Classroom. Any student  wishing to take the PSATs must complete the registration form and submit it back to the PSAT Google Classroom. The test is FREE for juniors and $17 for sophomores.  Payment ONLY must be handed in to the Guidance Office.
DEADLINE OCTOBER 5TH at 8:00 am.  Any questions please contact Ms.Willson at 908-852-8150 X2230 
Don't let travel restrictions slow you down!   The Naviance platform has two ways for students and parents to connect with college representatives.  (Please see College Visit - Naviance Instructions to the right.)
  • Through Naviance, college representatives are scheduling times to meet specifically with Hackettstown students.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn information in a small group, virtual meeting.
  • Also through Naviance, colleges are posting information about rep meetings, virtual tours, help sessions and more that any high school student can attend.
Parents should ask their son/daughter for the Naviance login information for access to this information. 
Representatives who have already scheduled a meeting to meet with our students in October-November (as of 10-5-2020):
Caldwell University
Cedar Crest College
County College of Morris
Drew University
Elizabethtown College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Emmanuel College - Boston
Iona College
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University, Providence
Louisiana State University
Merrimack College
Monmouth University
Moravian College
Muhlenberg College
Pennsylvania State University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Seton Hall University
St. Bonaventure University
St. Luke's School of Nursing
Suffolk University
SUNY College at Oswego
Syracuse University
The University of Alabama
University of Maine
University of New Haven
Ursinus College
Vassar College
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
America East Virtual College Tour
New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA)
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT, Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 PM
The College Aid Presentation will cover the financial aid process and the important items to consider while applying to college during the pandemic.
  • New Changes to the Financial Aid Process
  • Changes to the Federal loans
  • State Financial Aid Changes
  • The Impact of Early Decision and Early Action on Financial Aid
  • New Deadlines for the College Process 
HHS will provide a virtual Financial Aid Night hosted live by Ed Zamora from Principia Prep.  Please email any questions in advance to:

If you missed the presentation you can view the recording:
Check out this list from the National College Admissions Counselors Association’s website: