Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians:
This school year marks the start of a very exciting time in your child’s academic career. You and your child will soon apply to high school. As you prepare for the high school admissions and testing process, it will be important for you to be aware of the placement test requirements of each of the high schools. If you are considering applying to the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic high schools listed below, your child will be required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT.)
For your convenience, the HSPT will be administered in-school on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. In order for your child to take the HSPT, you must register for the test, online. Registration opens on September 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and closes on October 28, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Additional information about the HSPT, including test format and cost, is available on the registration site. Click here to visit the HSPT registration site, to complete and submit the online test registration and payment.
The 2016 High School Placement Test (HSPT) will be administered in the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic elementary and middle schools on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
ON-LINE TEST REGISTRATION
Registration for the HSPT opens on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and closes on Friday, October 28, 2016. After the registration and payment are successfully processed, a payment receipt is emailed along with a registration confirmation notice to the parent/guardian.
REGISTERING HIGH SCHOOL CHOICE(S)
Return to the on-line registration form starting on Monday, November 21, 2016 to register High School Choice(s). Students will select up to three Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington to receive HSPT scores. Additionally, students may request to have test scores sent to one school in either the Archdiocese of Baltimore or the Diocese of Arlington for an additional fee of $15. Students provide a copy of the registration confirmation letter to their 8th grade teacher along with the 2016-2017 Authorization to Release Records Form by Monday, November 28, 2016*. High school selections must be finalized on-line on the HSPT registration form by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016.
* If you modify your High School Choice(s) after November 28, 2016, you must submit a revised Authorization to Release Records Form along with a copy of the modified registration confirmation letter to your child’s 8th grade teacher right away, and no later than December 11, 2016.