2331 Hwy #2 | Milford Station, Nova Scotia | B0N 1Y0
Welcome to Hants East Rural High

HERH is located in Milford Station, Nova Scotia, Canada - 30 minutes from Halifax and 20 minutes from Truro. Our school is a member of the Nova Family within the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.

2015-2016 School Year

The first day of school for students is Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Student schedules are now available on PowerSchool. When you log on:

  • The In Progress Achievement and Attendance will show all your classes for 2015-2016.

  • The Student Schedule screen will only show first semester courses.

  • The Attendance History screen will show all the courses, the block it is scheduled in (A, B, C, or D) and which semester. Courses that are scheduled for first semester will have an entry date of September (E: 09/01/2015) and second semester courses will have an entry date of February (E: 02/01/2016)


Students in grade 9 all take the same courses (English, Math, French, Science, Social Studies, Healthy Living, Physical Education, and an elective).


For students in grades 10-12 every effort is made to ensure students are scheduled in the courses they requested, however sometimes scheduling conflicts prevent all requested courses from being scheduled. Course selections made in the spring for the next academic year are generally considered final. Course changes may not be made unless:

  1. The scheduling process has resulted in an incomplete schedule.
  2. A course and its pre-requisite are in reverse order on a student's schedule.
  3. A course is scheduled for which a credit has already been granted.
  4. Student request was not granted due to a conflict with other courses.
  5. A potential graduate lacks a required course to complete graduation requirements.
  6. A student is scheduled in a course without the recommended pre-requisite course.
  7. A potential graduate is able to complete graduation requirements in a single semester.
  8. Student's post-secondary plans have changed.


Course Change Dates for Students in Grades 10-12
If course changes are necessary, they should be completed prior to September. Course changes can be made on the following dates:

Math and English Changes:
Monday, August 24th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm by appointment
This is the only day changes to English and Math courses will be considered

Grade 12 Potential Grads:
Monday, August 24th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm by appointment

All Other Course Changes:
Monday August 24th, Tuesday August 25th, and Wednesday August 26th
Mornings by appointment only, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm first come first served
Grade 12 students should make appointments for Monday, but can come Tuesday or Wednesday if necessary

To request an appointment for course changes, phone the school (902-758-4628) starting on Tuesday August 18th between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a brief message with your name and phone number.


Student Email - NSPES

Student email accounts are being moved from student.ednet.ns.ca to nspes.ca. the student NSPES account is needed for student email, Our Cloud storage, and NSPES moodle. Please click on the Student Email link in our menu under Email Login for more information


Regional Science Fair

On March 24th, 17 of our students competed at Regional Science Fair. As always, they represented us very well and took home several awards.

Congratulations go to Bronze medalists: Venna Penney, Joseph O'Neail, Alyssa van de Riet, Jayden King & Lucas Peltola, Madelyn Croft, and Autumn Heukshorst; Silver medalists: Nicholas Balzan and Emma-Lee Rhyno; and Gold medallist Kent Smith.

Along with the medals our science fair team picked up 18 awards which included scholarships totaling $7000 - not bad for doing a good job on a science fair project.

Special congratulations go to Kent Smith and Emma-Lee Rhyno. Kent will be representing our school board at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton this May. Emma-Lee was chosen as an alternate and will attend Canada Wide if one of the other 5 finalists is unable to go.

Thank you to all the students and teachers for their hard work and commitment to making Hants East one of the very best science schools in our province. You make us proud!

Bronze Medalists

  • Madelyn Croft
  • Autumn Heukshorst
  • Jayden King & Lucas Peltola
  • Joseph O'Neail
    • Best Senior Innovation Challenge project
    • $1500 Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Scholarship
  • Venna Penney
    • $100 Nova Scotia Institute for Science Award
  • Alyssa van de Riet
    • Best Intermediate Innovation Challenge project
    • $100 ScotiaBank Award for Best Secondary project presented in French

Silver Medalists

  • Nicholas Balzan
    • Best Senior Environment Challenge project
    • $2000 St. Mary's University Scholarship
  • Emma-Lee Rhyno
    • Fundy Composting Environmental Award
    • $50 Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture Award for Top 4 Intermediate project
    • $2000 St. F.X. University Scholarship
    • Chief Judge's Award
    • Canada Wide Science Fair alternate

Gold Medalist

  • Kent Smith
    • Best Resource Challenge project
    • $100 Kohler Advancement in Science Award
    • Best Practical Application
    • $1500 Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture Scholarship
    • Canada Wide Science Fair finalist
Margaret Schofield received the Women in Science and Engineering Award for having an obvious passion for science.

Become a Host Family for an International Student

The homestay program is the heartbeat of the Nova Scotia International Program experience.  For students it's a way to learn about the Canadian way of life.  For host families, it's an opportunity to bring the world home and gain a new family member.

Since 1997, the Nova Scotia International Student Program has welcomed students from around the world into homes across Nova Scotia. Working in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, students are given the opportunity to improve their English language skills while learning first-hand about life in Canada.

Eligible students come from all over the world and are carefully matched with Nova Scotian host families with the help of our dedicated homestay coordinators. Students range in age from 8-18 years old and stay anywhere from one month to one year. Participating in the Program can be a life changing experience for both students and their host families. Get involved today!

For more information, visit: https://nsisp.ca/become-host-family

Campus Store

Campus Store epen Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch during the school year. Great new selection. Click here for more information.

Revised Exam Exemption Guidelines

Nova Scotia Examinations at the Grade 12 level have been discontinued as of the 2012-2013 school year http://plans.ednet.ns.ca and replaced with CCRSB Exams. The Exam Exemptions Guidelines have been revised (November 27, 2012) to reflect this change.

Click here to view the revised Exam Exemption Guidelines.

Click here to view the Exam Exemption Application Form (2014-2015)


Parent/Guardian Access to PowerSchool

With PowerSchool Parents/Guardians will be able to access their son/daughter's marks, assignments, homework, and attendance by logging on to a secure site with a username and password. For more information, click on the PowerSchool link in the menu on the left.

Parents/Guardians: If you do not have your access information, please email FarrellLE@ccrsb.ca.

Students can access PowerSchool using their Novell username and passwords - they same information they use to access the school computers.



Attendance Policy

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board recognizes that regular student attendance and punctuality are among the necessary essential components for student success. CCRSB is committed to full implementation of sections 24 – 26, 38 and 116 of the Nova Scotia Education Act which clearly defines student attendance as a responsibility that is shared among parents/guardians, students, teachers, principals, and the school board.

Effective September 1, 2011, CCRSB is implementing the Nova Scotia High School Credit Attendance Pilot in grades 10 to 12. This a two-year pilot, running from September 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013, where a high school student may lose eligibility to be granted credit for a course if he/she is not present in class for at least 80% of the course.

click here for full details (updated September 2012)


Assessment Guidelines
CCRSB introduced new Assessment Guidelines which will be phased in starting in 2011. For highlights, click here. To view the draft document (24 pages), click here.