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8th Grade Placement Test

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a requirement for all incoming freshmen applicants.  The HSPT evaluates students in the following cognitive and basic skill areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Language. The test is approximately 3 hours in length. This assessment tool is used for admissions, scholarship selection, and course placement for freshmen year.  Pre-registration is required.
 
The High School Placement Test will be administered at North Catholic on the following dates:
 
  • Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 9:00am*
  • Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 9:00am*
  • Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 9:00am
 
*In order to be considered for one of our merit-based scholarship opportunities, students must take the HSPT in December or January at North Catholic High School and may only take it once at our location.  Students who place in the top one-third of our HSPT will qualify for our merit-based scholarships.  
In addition, the top two scores of the NC High School Placement Test will receive a 1-year $1,000 tuition scholarship.  The test must be taken at NC on or before January 18th, 2020 to qualify.
To learn more about our merit-based scholarships, please click HERE. 
 
What to Expect:
  • Please arrive by 8:45am for your scheduled test date
  • Bring two #2 pencils
  • You may bring a water bottle and small snack to enjoy between test breaks
  • No calculators are permitted
  • Testing will conclude at 12:15pm
  • We will have snacks for students to enjoy after the test
  • Test results will be released to parents/guardians two weeks after the test has been administered
 
If you have questions regarding the HSPT, please contact our Admissions Team .