All 8th grade students applying to Guerin Catholic are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT is composed of subtests in areas of Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Math, and Language, and allows our Guidance Department additional insights into the students academic abilities to ensure proper placement into Freshman classes. The test also qualifies students for Guerin Catholic scholarships.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please contact Kenya Cobb at email@example.com or 317-582-0120 x317.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.