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Hamden High School

Counseling Department

News and Announcements

February 12, 2018

Course selection for 2018-19 is upon us! View the attached letter regarding the course selection process this year and watch this informational video for detailed instructions on how to complete course selection in the portal.

Did you miss Junior Parent College Planning Night? View the information you may have missed in this presentation!


January 30, 2018

Junior Parent College Planning Night has been postponed by one week due to the weather! Hope to see you next Tuesday night (February 6) at 6pm in the auditorium.

January 29, 2018

All are welcome to attend Junior Parent College Planning Night in the auditorium on Jan. 30th at 6:00PM.  

Students- need something to do this summer? Summer educational programs are offered by many colleges and universities. 

For example, Alelphi University offerers a Summer Pre-College program is an exciting way for high school students to get a taste of college life while earning college credit. But, more importantly, it can be an unforgettable experience that leads to a fulfilling, lifelong career.

Open to students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, Adelphi’s pre-college experience brings together diverse students from all over the world to live, learn and explore all that our University has to offer.  Visit precollege.adelphi.edu or email precollege@adelphi.edu or call 1.800.ADELPHI to learn more.


January 10, 2018

Did you miss AP Parent Night? More information available here!

January 9, 2018

Junior Parent Conferences: Counselors reserve time in their schedules in January and March to hold Individual Junior Parent Conferences to discuss the transcript, 12th grade course selection and college planning. To book your Junior Parent Conference, please click on your counselor’s link below.


Today we aired the following Postsecondary Planning video in all junior Connections. Click this link to view.

December 5, 2017

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, history, creative writing, or information technology. 

Amity Regional High School is hosting a Gap Year Fair on January 10, 2018.  Click here for more information.


December 4, 2017

Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. are accepting applications for their 2018 East Coast College Tour, to be held February 20-23, 2018.  The cost of the trip is $275 and space is limited. A tentative Itinerary Includes: Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Townson University, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, John Hopkins University, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and Georgetown University. Fore more information and the application, click here. 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., is one of the nation’s premier science- and engineering-focused universities. WPI's test optional, project-based curriculum fosters innovation and collaboration in students, preparing them for successful careers.

The Pre-College Program at WPI is excited to announce that our signature high school program, Frontiers, is opening its application shortly. More information is available here.


October 25, 2017

Are you interested in learning more about paying for college? Click here for this valuable resource from the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

October 5, 2017

The second annual HHS College Fair was a success with sophomores, juniors, and seniors having the opportunity to meet with representatives from many excellent institutions! Click here to see more of the event. Don't forget, the long weekend for Columbus Day is also a great chance to visit colleges and universities!

September 29, 2017

Our second annual college fair is coming up on Thursday, October 5th. Click here for a listing of the attending institutions.

September 15, 2017

Did you miss the Senior Parent Planning presentation? Click here to see what you missed! Please see your counselor with any questions! 

September 14, 2017

The Senior Parent College Planning event is tonight in the HHS Library Media Center at 4:55pm.  All senior parents and students are welcome to attend.  We will be covering college application specifics, school policies, next steps and what to be thinking about in terms of financial aid. Hope to see you there!


It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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