• High School Placement Test (HSPT)

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  • HSPT Test Dates & Registration

     

    High School Placement Test

     

    The Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a comprehensive placement test written for eighth-graders. This exam is used by every Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The test is offered four times during the school year and is a requirement for acceptance to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory.


    Primary purposes for the HSPT include:

    Acceptance Decision (we do not have a required score for acceptance. Students are evaluated based on a holistic approach).

    Placement into 9th-grade classes

    Scholarship determination (students who score at least an 80 on the exam will qualify for an academic scholarship). More information on scholarships can be found on our Tuition page​

     

    Saturday, November 23, 2019

    7:30am-10:30am

    CAC Building

    $50

     

    Saturday, December 7, 2019*

    7:30am-10:30am

    CAC Building

    $50

     

    Saturday, February 1, 2020

    7:30am-10:30am

    CAC Building

    $50

     

     

    *The December HSPT exam offers testing accommodations to students who qualify on a current documented, and supported IEP, 504, or school accommodation plan. If your child is on one of these plans, please contact our Dean of Admissions, Candace Castiglione, to discuss your student. There is necessary paperwork to be completed prior to test that we will provide to you upon your conversation.

     

    Walk in registrations on the morning of the test welcome!

     

    Testing Day Information:

    1. The test will be located on campus in our CAC Building. Directions to this building are as follows:

    Enter the campus through the St. Mary’s Admissions Center parking lot located just off of Commerce Rd. This is a separate entrance from the main campus entrance. Heading north on Commerce Rd., the Admissions Center will be on your left hand side just past the main campus entrance. Heading South on Commerce Rd., the entrance will be on your right before the main campus entrance. Look for the red sign at the entrance that says “testing center”. Once you pull into the Admissions Center drive, make an immediate right at the long parking lot there. The building you see on the left hand side is the CAC and is where the HSPT test will take place. Red “testing center” signs will be at the front of the entrance. Park in this lot and bring your child into the center.

    1. Check in begins at 7:10 am and will conclude at 7:30 am. Your child must be at the testing center no later than 7:30 am. The test begins promptly at 7:35 am and late check ins will not be accommodated. Please allow for extra time to arrive to campus and check in that morning.
    2. The test will conclude at 10:30am. Please be prompt with pick up as no after care supervision is provided.
    3. Please wait in your car in the parking lot and students will be released when testing is completed. Parents are NOT permitted in the Testing Center while the exam is running. The exterior doors will remain locked and will be open once testing is complete
    4. A light snack will be provided during the testing breaks. Students are asked to bring a drink if they would like. Please have your child eat breakfast prior to the test.
    5. Dress is very casual and comfortable. Layers are best as room temperatures may differ.
    6. Bring only a few #2 pencils. Calculators are NOT permitted.