Hamden High School

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

Nadine GannonPrincipal

HHS House Information

Sleeping Giant House
Assistant Principal
All Freshman

Whitney House
Assistant Principal
Last Names A - K (10-12)

Washburn House
Assistant Principal
Last Names L - Z (10 -12)
Assistant Principal


College and Career

Click here for information about Naviance and College Representative Visits

Brag Sheet


Just a reminder to seniors and parents that requests to send transcripts to colleges or employers must be received by the Counseling Office ten school days in advance of the application deadline. Students applying to schools which require special forms to be filled out by the counselors, such as a Secondary School Report or recommendation letter, must have the request form turned in at least twenty school days in advance.

Did you miss the senior Post Secondary Planning presentation? You can still access it here!

The College Board has put in place numerous new security measures. Effective with October 2012 test:

  • You will be prompted to prove an acceptable photo during registration.
  • You must present your Admission Ticket with your acceptable photo ID – No ticket, No ID, No admission
  • Standby test-takers will not be admitted unless they have made an online request
  • Changes to test center, test date or test type will not be permitted on test day – they will have to be submitted about two weeks prior to test day.
  • Please visit the College Board website for more specific information

Earn free college credits in the College Career Pathways Program!

Open to juniors, the College-Career Pathways Program allows high school students to earn up to 14 college credits toward an associate degree through Gateway Community College. Students who are enrolled in Culinary Arts, Auto Mechanics, Architectural Drafting and CAD, Medical Careers or Child Development courses may be eligible to apply. Interested students should contact their school counselor or Yvette Budrow, Applied Education Department Chair, at extension 2214.

College and Career Links 

The Counseling Office offers the following links for interested students and parents/ guardians. We do not recommend any one site but provide the information below for your information only. 

Connecticut Career Resources:

CT Department of Labor - Job & Career ConneCTion

CT Career Resource Network (DOL)  - Connecticut Career Paths 

School Guides:

With its easy-to-use search engine, students can browse the School Guide listing of over 3,000 colleges and search regional college fair and financial aid information.

Most Popular Links:
Personality and Career Assessment:
Online Education Links:
College Rankings:
Two Year College Resources:
Military Careers:
Virtual Tours:
What are my Chances at This School?
  • Go4College- quantifies your chances of getting in using percentages
  • College Chances- a fun and easy way to predict your college admissions chance at 1,900 colleges and universities.
Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Multicultural Links:
Students With Disabilities: