Application Process for the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Important Dates

    January 10, 2018 6:00 PM-7:30 PM-Parent and Student Information Night

    The snow date for the Parent/Student Information Night is January 16, 2018

     Who should attend?

    Any student and their parent(s) or guardians in grades 8-11 who are interested in applying to attend the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences starting in the 2018-2019 school year

     What information to expect:

    Learn about the school, teachers, and classes and the types of instruction used at the academy

     Information about the application and testing process

    Learn about the type of computer you will receive and your financial responsibilities regarding the device

     Transportation processes

     A tour of the school

    Information about how clubs and sports work with the other high school campuses

    January 11-January 26, 2018- tell your School Counselor you want to be tested to attend the Academy. Your name will be put on a list.

    January 29-February 2, 2018 Testing Window

    Your counselor will complete the first part of your application consisting of PSSA scores, grades, and teacher recommendations

    8th grade students will be tested on a date and time chosen by their counselor. If you are absent, you may take the test on another day.

    January 30, 2018- Outplacement testing

    Who should attend and what to bring?

    Anyone who lives in the district and does not attend a district school, such as Home School students, Cyber School students, and students who attend private schools

     You will be given one hour to take the test

    Bring a copy of your last year’s report card, report cards received so far this year, a pen and pencil, and a simple calculator


    Letters stating acceptance status (accepted, wait list, or not accepted) will be mailed on Thursday, March 1, 2018

    If you are accepted, you must return the bottom portion of your letter, signed by you and your parent or guardian, and indicating whether you will be attending or not, by Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Please return the stub whether you are planning on attending or not.

    Students must maintain a 90 or better in science, an 85 or better in math, and overall GPA of an 85 or better to maintain your acceptance status.

    Once attending, you must maintain an 85 or better in math and science and an overall GPA of 85 or better and cannot fail any class. Failure to do so will result in one semester of Academic Probation, when we help you to improve your grade through tutoring, followed by a discussion about attending another high school if you do not show at least some improvement in your grades.

    If you indicate that you plan on attending and change your mind, you must notify us as soon as possible or you will be scheduled incorrectly and may not be able to get the classes you want in the school you are switching to.