Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences

Dedicated To Excellence In Education Through Student-Centered Learning





    Seniors Breakfast

    STEM Test

    The application process has started for 8th grade students interested in attending the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences in the 2023-2024 school year. A staff member from the Academy has visited all middle schools in the district. Students who are interested in testing should see their School Counselor to sign up for the test. Students need an 85 or better in math, science, and GPA to qualify to apply. Middle School students who qualify and sign up to test will visit the STEM school during the first and second weeks of December. The test will be given in the middle schools on school computers on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, with a snow date of December 14, 2022. Cyber students and any outplacement 8th grade student can test in person at the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 6:00 PM. Cyber students should bring their school computers. Outplacement students will need a copy of their 7th grade report card and quarter 1 report card from this year. Notifications on acceptance, wait list, or not accepted, will be sent out by the end of January 2023. 


    El proceso de solicitud ha comenzado para los estudiantes de 8º grado interesados en asistir a la Academia de Ciencias del Área de Hazleton en el año escolar 2023-2024. Un miembro del personal de la Academia ha visitado todas las escuelas intermedias del distrito. Los estudiantes que estén interesados en las pruebas deben consultar a su consejero escolar para inscribirse en la prueba. Los estudiantes necesitan un 85 o mejor en matemáticas, ciencias y GPA para calificar para aplicar. Los estudiantes de secundaria que califiquen y se inscriban para el examen visitarán la escuela STEM durante la primera y segunda semana de diciembre. La prueba se dará en las escuelas intermedias en las computadoras de la escuela el martes 13 de diciembre de 2022, con una fecha de nieve del 14 de diciembre de 2022. Los estudiantes cibernéticos y cualquier estudiante de 8º grado de recolocación pueden realizar el examen en persona en la Academia de Ciencias del Área de Hazleton el miércoles 14 de diciembre de 2022 a las 6:00 PM. Los estudiantes cibernéticos deben traer sus computadoras escolares. Los estudiantes de recolocación necesitarán una copia de su boleta de calificaciones de 7º grado y la boleta de calificaciones del trimestre 1 de este año. Las notificaciones sobre aceptación, lista de espera o no aceptadas se enviarán a finales de enero de 2023.


    Act 158 MUST be completed by May 1, 2023
    Class of 2023:  Act 158 student presentations concluded today for individuals who received an Act 158 letter from either your 3rd period teacher, HAAS and HACC Guidance Counselor, or HACA: an email was sent to your district email.  If you were absent from the presentation(s), this is the link to watch the presentation on your own:  https://www.hasdk12.org/Page/37742.  You should be working with your guidance counselor to complete Act 158 Requirements.
    Know your Guidance Counselors (Please scroll down to review the entire list based on your building)


    La clase de 2023: Las presentaciones de los estudiantes de la Ley 158 concluyeron hoy para las personas que recibieron una carta de la Ley 158 de su maestro del período 3/4, consejero de HAAS y HACC, o HACA: se envió un correo electrónico a su correo electrónico del distrito. Si estuvo ausente de la(s) presentación(es), este es el enlace para ver la presentación: https://www.hasdk12.org/Page/37742. Debe trabajar con su consejero para completar los requisitos de la Ley 158.

    Conozca a sus consejeros (revise la lista completa según su edificio)

    Mrs. Hopkins


    Wilkes University Young Scholars Program

    High school juniors and seniors can take online classes through Wilkes University for $50 per credit plus books. Click on the link below to view available classes. You may take an in-person class during period 1/2 or 8/9 with a parent signed release from liability form.

    Young Scholars Program (wilkes.edu)


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    Laptop Insurance - English

    Laptop Insurance - Espanol

    Keystone Information

    Opt Out Procedure for Keystone Exams

    Pennsylvania Graduation Requirements Act 158

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    Student Parking Passes

    Parking passes are available in the security office. See Lisa Calabrese, Security Officer HAAS

    You will need your driver's license, proof of insurance, and car registration. A parent or legal guardian must be with you or you will have to get the form notorized. The application is on the district home. 

    Parking Pass Application-Spanish

    Parking Pass Application-English

    Lehigh Valley Health Network

    High School Volunteer

    LVHN Volunteer

    LVHN Voluntarios

    CHIP Information

    CHIP Info

    CHIP Info Espanol

    Emergency Rental Assistance Program


    Programa de Asistencua de Alquiler Emergencia

    ERAP Espanol


    Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences

    The above picture is loaded with AR visuals.  To access, you must download AR Launchpad from the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android phones.  Once downloaded, scan the pictures with the rockets in the corner and you will get the Academy Video (Lab Photo) or the Academy Application (Balloon Photo).


    Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences




    6 Steps to prevent the flu

    1.  Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
    2.  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    3.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    4.  Avoid close contact with sick people.
    5.  Stay home if you are sick.
    6.  Get a flu vaccine
    For more information regarding influenza visit www.cdc.gov

    Lackawanna College

    Lackawanna College is now offering college credit for the following Honors level classes:

    Honors Statistics, Physics 2, Government, Economics, Spanish 4, and Calculus 1

    The cost for the course is $300.00

    Credits transfer to all state universities and many other colleges and universities.

    See your teacher or come to the main office for an application. 

    Team Work

    The Academy is a S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) magnet school in the Hazleton Area School District. The academy offers a variety of learning opportunities in the sciences, including onsite college courses at reduced tuition rates, project-based learning, individual and group work, and many creative ways for students to demonstrate their knowledge.

    Contact Information:
    Mrs. Marie Ernst, Principal
    Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences
    40 Azalea Drive Drums, PA 18222
    Phone: (570) 459-3221, Ext. 88501
    Email: ernstm@hasdk12.org
    Fax: (570) 359-3605
    Secretary: Roxann Palmieri, Ext. 88500