High School Placement Test

High School Placement Test (HSPT) – Open to all 8th graders

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All 8th graders need to take the High School Placement Test, which is a required part of the admissions process for all Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Detroit. This test is administered several times throughout the year. St. Catherine of Siena Academy offers the HSPT on the dates below. Both girls and boys are welcome to take the test at SCA.

In order to be eligible for our Pope St. John Paul II Academic Scholarship, students must take the test in November or December.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018*(accommodation for extended time available this date)
  • Saturday, February 2, 2018

*Accommodations testing approval requires official documentation, and a copy of the IEP, 504 Plan, or School Accommodation Plan.  Please email the documentation to our Guidance Counselor csitto@saintcatherineacademy.org by November 27, 2018

We cannot accept walk-ins for accommodations unless the proper forms have been emailed prior to test date.

Please note: All incoming freshmen SCA must take the HSPT.

Test Day Details:

  • We ask that your child arrive by 7:45 to ensure a timely check in.
  • All tests will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
  • Testing should be completed by 12:00 p.m.

Please Bring the Following:

  • Number two pencils and pens
  • Bottle of water
  • A snack
  • Wear comfortable clothing

“This high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

SCA Parent

“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”

SCA Parent

“This place (SCA) is about the best Catholic high school you can go to, in my opinion. The whole school isn’t just a school, but a family where everybody knows everybody. It’s a small enough school for that to be possible-and it’s really awesome! What makes SCA different is the people that make up the SCA family. There are no bullies and no one is mean to you. Everybody looks out for you and your teachers become friends….This place is really close to my heart.”

Alumna, Class of '12

“[Teachers] care about the success of each student. They come early to help students and stay after school if necessary. They are a super dedicated faculty.”

SCA Parent

“My first day of freshman year was something I never expected, Saint Catherines just felt like home. The atmosphere, staff, and the student body were all so amazing. I knew from the second I came to the school that it was where I was meant to be. I am currently a senior and my experience so far has been one too remember I have grown mentally, physically, spiritually and my journey has been one to remember. I love Saint Catherine of Siena and all the girls I have met are truly going to be my sisters throughout my life, its an amazing school and is a place I will call home forever.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“I have been very impressed with the teachers at this school. They both challenge the girls academically and show true concern for them on a personal level as well.”

SCA Parent

“Beautiful school!”

Rachel

“Karen Ervin is a remarkable principal! She is a good administrator, but even more importantly, she is an excellent role model for the students. She is strong, confident, and a woman of tremendous virtue. She is unafraid and doing everything in her power to raise strong, Catholic women who will go out and ‘set the world ablaze’!”

SCA Parent

“My family has had an excellent experience at this school so far. Beyond the beautiful new facility, I have been impressed with the teachers and the administration! They challenge the girls both academically and spiritually, they know them by name, and appear to have a genuine concern for each individual student. The school really feels like a family. As a parent, it is a blessing to me to know that my daughter is in such good hands when I drop her off everyday.”

SCA Parent

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17