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High School Transition Process

Dear 8th Grade Parents of the Class of 2022,

I am writing this letter to inform you about upcoming dates that will support you and your child in the process of transitioning to high school. The Hooksett School Board has designated Pinkerton Academy as the school of record for all Hooksett 8th grade students.  All students are assigned to attend Pinkerton Academy. Parents will have the option to petition to send their child to Londonderry High School, Goffstown High School, Bow High School, Pembroke Academy, Manchester Central High School, Manchester West High School or Manchester Memorial High School. 

This year’s annual High School Information Night is on September 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm in person at Cawley Middle School. During the informational night I will outline the process for parents and students that details the process for students transitioning to high school.

After the informational presentation, representatives from Pinkerton Academy will speak about the school’s academic co-curricular and athletic programs and also provide valuable information about the transition to high school. 

I have also requested informational videos from the additional seven high schools to highlight their schools. These videos will be posted on the Cawley website and emailed to parents on September 14. 

Parents can request a High School Petition Request Form by sending me an email at starting on September 14. The due date for the submission of the form is October 4. 

Please see the timeline below, which outlines the high school process for the Cawley Class of 2022.  If you have any further questions, please contact me.  


Matthew Benson


  • High School Information Night/                                   September 13, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Pinkerton Academy Presentation                                Cawley Middle School


  •  High School Informational                                           September 14
     Videos Posted on Cawley Website and
     Emailed to 8th Grade Parents/Students


  • Upon Email Request from Parents to Mr. Benson        September 14
    Petition Request Forms Distributed to Students


  • High School Petition Request Forms Due                     October 4


  • Initial Tally Completed of Petition Requests                   October 4


  • Confirmation Letters Sent to Parents                             October 8


  • All 8th Grade Names Submitted to                                 October 29
    Receiving High Schools

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