Congratulations Brittany Hernandez!

Brittany was selected as the Early Childhood Education Outstanding Student of the Semester by the Area Career Center.  Here is the write up from the ACC.



Brittany Hernandez

Outstanding Student of the Semester 2017-2018

Area Career Center

Brittany Hernandez


Early Childhood Education/A.M. Program

Hammond Academy of Science & Technology High School


Brittany is an extraordinary student maintaining and “A” average, excellent attendance, and gives 100% daily always staying positive.  She is a wonderful role model to other students showing leadership skills while mentoring them.


As a senior at HAST this year, Brittany has plans to attend IUPUI or Indiana Purdue University, IPFW in Fort Wayne next year.  She is this year’s ACC Early Childhood Education Advisory Council student and continues to be very involved in all meetings, sophomore tours, and community events in representing her program.  She is also on the National Honor Society and the Senior Committee at HAST.


Brittany truly loves and has a passion for learning about young children and how to work with them.  In fact, she has recently changed her major on her college applications from social work to Early Childhood Education.  Her love for children is very evident during her teacher observations while on her internship.  There she has the opportunity to apply skills learned in class.


We know that Brittany will be a great teacher to future early childhood children and make a difference in their lives.

Building Closed February 8, 2018. VLD in place of regular school day!

HAST community:

Due to the prediction of a major snow storm to hit northwest Indiana between 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and 6:00 p.m. on FridayHammond Academy is closing our schools for tomorrow, Friday, February 9, 2018 and will be utilizing an emergency virtual learning day.

Teachers will post material by 8:00 a.m. (or sooner) tomorrow morning.

Teachers and staff will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. via the internet to check work and respond to questions.

Students, who do not complete assignments, will be marked absent for the virtual day.

Additional information about Friday, February 9, 2018:

All after school activities are cancelled for Friday, February 9, 2018.

Progress reports will be given to students on Monday, February 12.

Next Wednesday, 12/14, is a scheduled virtual day as well.


-Dr. Egan

NAEP Test Wednesday, February 7th

HAST seniors have been selected to represent thousands of students across our country by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2018 assessment. This assessment monitors what U.S. students know and can do in key subject areas at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
It is critical to the results of the study that all students selected for NAEP attend the correct session on time. We appreciate your assistance. Each NAEP assessment session will take between 90 and 120 minutes, including transition time and directions.
The sessions are scheduled for:
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 9:00 am 11th Grade Pod- Burke
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 12:30 pm 11th Grade Pod- Burke
Please contact Ms. Scannell for additional information about the assessment.
For additional information, sample questions, NAEP publications, and classroom data tools, visit the NAEP website

HS Science O team Performance at Mishawaka Invitational

A huge congratulations to the High School Science Olympiad team on their performance at the Mishawaka Invitational on Saturday.   These students medaled:
-3rd place in Game On- Ryan Dimos & Peter Tyderek
-3rd place in Hovercraft- Michael Saksa & Ryan Dimos
-3rd place in Materials Science- John Tomczak & Peter Tyderek
-3rd place in Mousetrap- Melanie Anderson & Kealeigh Goreham
-1st place in Thermodynamics- Dejah Simmons & Melanie Anderson
-2nd place in Towers- Michael Saska & Peter Tyderek
Everyone did fantastic and we are very proud of you!!  Next up is Regionals!  Good luck!
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