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 95th, 96th or 97th 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. An Academic Scholarship is a scholarship potentially worth $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).
* 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.
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 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.
2015-16 HSPT Dates:
|Saturday, October 3rd||8:30am-11:30am|
|Saturday, November 14th||8:30am-11:30am|
|Saturday, December 5th||8:30am-11:30am|
|Saturday, January 9th||8:30am-11:30am|