A Message from the Principal:
Welcome to our Hampden Academy Website!
It’s hard to believe we have passed the midway point of the year. With that comes a number of things to be thinking about and looking forward to in the upcoming weeks. Our Guidance department has started the process of visiting surrounding schools that have current 8th grade students interested in, potentially, attending HA in the Fall. Such a great process and one that is important to do well. Sometimes they take students with them to talk about all we have to offer. That will wrap up fairly quickly and we will begin course signups.
When deciding on what classes to take next year, the students will have more choices as they become Juniors and Seniors, but all students will need to register for classes on PowerSchool by early March. We will have teacher recommendations, new courses and descriptions finalized by then. Please look through our Program of Studies under our Guidance tab. Not only does it have all the course descriptions, but also includes UTC programming, planning for the pathway you choose after graduation and other helpful hints. There is a lot of useful information to look at and talk over with your student before making final choices for courses.
On a final note, I have been unbelievably impressed with our students and the environment they create for everyone here. Every school goes through their ups and downs with different challenges, but the constant I see is in the daily interactions with our students. We are truly blessed to have such a great group here to interact with!
I encourage you to follow us on our Hampden Academy Facebook Page and if you ever have any thoughts, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to your continued involvement and support!
C. William Tracy
Hampden Academy Principal