All eighth grade students applying to Guerin Catholic High School are required to take the High School Placement Test. This test will help us validate a student’s readiness and proper placement into classes, as well as determine who is eligible to receive a Guerin Catholic scholarship.

Tests taken at other high schools are accepted if taken after June 1st of their application year. Test results should be forwarded to our admissions department via email at admissions@guerincatholic.org.

High School Placement Test (HSPT) 2021 Summer Preparation Course (for rising 8th graders)

This one-week HSPT Summer Prep Course prepares students for test taking, including study tips and techniques and good habits. Students will take an actual HSPT on Friday 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, and meeting staff and current students who will share thoughts on what it takes to be a successful high school student.

2021 Summer Prep Course Dates
Click on a session to register:

June 14 – 18
Morning session: 9am-12pm FULL
Afternoon session: 1-4pm

July 12 – 16
Morning session: 9am-12pm
Afternoon session: 1-4pm

Please note that on Friday during each session, we will be administering a proctored high school placement test. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes early for check in (8:15 am or 12:15 pm). Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 am for the morning sessions or 12:30 pm for afternoon sessions so that the classes can end at their normally scheduled time.

Students who take the HSPT during the summer prep course are not required to take the test again in the fall. The score from the Friday test of their summer prep course will be entered into the applicants Admissions Portfolio.

Cost: $95

If you have questions, please contact Kenya Cobb at kcobb@guerincatholic.org or 317-582-0120 x317.

HSPT Scholarships

The HSPT also qualifies students for our Presidential and Academic Scholarships. Tests taken elsewhere can qualify for the Academic and Presidential scholarships. Test results should be forwarded to our admissions department via email admissions@guerincatholic.org. Students can receive a scholarship based on a HSPT test taken in the summer or the fall.

  • A Presidential Scholarship* will be awarded to an incoming freshman who earns a composite score at the 98th or 99th percentile (national percentile) on the High School Placement Test. The Presidential Scholarship is an academic scholarship potentially worth $10,000 over four years ($2,500 per year, renewable for four years based on GPA).
  • An Academic Scholarship* will be awarded to an incoming freshman 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, renewable for four years based on GPA).

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 years’ tuition.