Hamden High School

2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax  

Mr. Eric JacksonPrincipal

HHS House Information


Quinnipiac House
Assistant Principal
Grade 9 Students

Whitney House
Assistant Principal
Last Names A - F

Sleeping Giant House
Assistant Principal
Last Names G - M

Washburn House
Assistant Principal
Last Names N - Z




For information about AP Summer Work, please visit the Advanced Placement webpage.

Advanced placement and AP summer work


Capstone Project

Capstone Project Mission 

The Hamden High School Capstone Project is designed to showcase a student’s academic achievement, enduring knowledge, and unique talents. Please see the documents below for a complete overview of the process. Please also check the Grade Level Google Classrooms for a list of advisors.

capstone handbook class of 2023

capstone handbook class of 2024

Please make sure to print, sign, photograph, and upload the following forms.

Capstone forms 

Academic Expectations

We aspire to educate students in a rigorous, diverse and supportive learning environment.  All students at Hamden High School are challenged to become socially, culturally and globally aware as well as civically active and productive.  Our students will demonstrate responsible personal behaviors, and will achieve self-reliance in order to obtain college/career readiness skills.  Our students are further expected to be caring and productive young men and women who are resilient and resourceful problem solvers. 

Academic Expectations:
Students will:
  • Read with comprehension
  • Write effectively to communicate for a wide variety of purposes 
  • Demonstrate creativity
  • Solve complex problems
  • Use technology discerningly to access, analyze, and use information 
Social and Civic Expectations:

Students will:

  • Understand and carry out their responsibilities as members of the community 
  • Understand preventative physical, mental, and social health strategies