2016 High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Summer Prep Course

Guerin Catholic invites rising eighth graders (Fall 2016) to get a jump start on their application process and spend time with us during our one-week HSPT Summer Prep Course.

The course will prepare students for test taking, including study tips, techniques and good habits. Students will take an actual HSPT on Friday at the end of the course. This test will fulfill the HSPT requirement for application to Guerin Catholic and other schools using the HSPT.

Students will benefit from spending time on our 72-acre campus, all while meeting staff and current students who will share thoughts on what it takes to be a successful high school student.

Summer Prep Course Dates:

June 13 – 17
Morning session: 9am-noon FULL
Afternoon session: 1-4pm FULL

July 11 – 15
Morning session: 9am-noon FULL
Afternoon session: 1-4pm FULL

Cost: $75

If you have questions, or would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Jill Folstrom at Jfolstrom@guerincatholic.org or 317-582-0120 x318.

Applications for 2016-17 School Year

Applications received after January 9, 2016:   The HSPT requirement for incoming Freshman will be waived for students applying after our last test, January 9th, 2016.  We will still accept HSPT results from other schools who may be offering the test in the spring of 2016.  Students applying or taking a test after January 6th, are not eligible for our Presidential or Academic Scholarship.  In the absence of HSPT results, our  Guidance Counselors will review middle school transcripts to make proper placement into courses.

Applications received prior to January 9, 2016: All 8th grade students applying to Guerin Catholic must sit for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). This test allows our Guidance Department additional insights into the students academic abilities to ensure proper placement into Freshman classes. This test also qualifies students for our Presidential and Academic Scholarships~

  • A Presidential Scholarship* will be awarded to any student who earns a composite score at the 98th or 99th percentile (national percentile) on the High School Placement Test taken during 8th grade or before that time (such as on an approved practice test) prior to the 2016-17 academic school year. The Presidential Scholarship is an academic scholarship potentially worth $10,000 over four years ($2,500 per year).
  • An Academic Scholarship* will be awarded to any student who earns a composite score at the 96th or 97th percentile (national percentile) on the High School Placement Test. An Academic Scholarship is a scholarship potentially worth $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

* Scholarship Qualification
In order to qualify for Guerin Catholic’s Presidential or Academic Scholarship, the HSPT MUST be taken at Guerin Catholic High School.  Scores attained from HSPT taken at a school other than Guerin Catholic, will be accepted for admission, but will NOT qualify for scholarships.

Annual renewal of scholarships In order to maintain the Presidential or Academic Scholarships at Guerin Catholic High School, the student must maintain a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale at the conclusion of each school year. The student’s GPA may be periodically reviewed throughout the year, but only the cumulative GPA at the end of the third trimester will be used to measure compliance with the criteria for renewal. Should the student’s GPA fall below the 3.5, the annual monetary award will no longer be available to be applied against future year’s tuition.

* Scholarship Qualification info only applies to applicants for the 17-18 School year.

Students who took the HSPT during the summer prep course are not required to take the test again in the fall. The score from summer prep, will be entered into the applicants Admission Portfolio.

While students are taking the HSPT, parents are invited to stay on the first day of the summer session for a brief Admissions Info Session in the Media Center.  We will discuss the application process, the role of our Guidance Department, student life opportunities and take a tour of our campus.