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High School Placement Test

The HSPT is a national, standardized test used to help determine placement in high school coursework. All Diocese of Arlington high schools use this test as a part of the admissions process as well as for course placement.

All 8th-grade students in the Diocese of Arlington elementary schools will take the HSPT in their classrooms in late 2023.

The HSPT is required for all 9th-grade applicants, as well as 10th-grade applicants currently studying in a homeschool program.

Please mark Saint John Paul the Great as your first choice (#77) on your registration form in order to guarantee that we receive your scores.

Please review the important information below regarding this essential part of the application file!


Testing Information

John Paul will host two HSPT test dates. If the HSPT is a required piece of your application and you are not a diocesan 8th grader, please save the date!

When are the test dates?
Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 8 - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 8 - 11:00 am
Makeup Test Dates TBA
How much does it cost?
There is a $50 fee to take the HSPT. Please visit PaySimple to pay online.
How do I register?
Please register through our online registration form.
Are calculators or dictionaries allowed to be used during the test? 
No. Support devices that make noise (cell phones, smart watches, watches with alarms, etc…) are not allowed unless SAP/IEP requires (documentation must be provided). Students may have their cell phones but they will be collected at the start of the test and returned at the end.
Are testing accommodations made for students with IEPs? 
Yes! We are able to test students using accommodations in the same way that some JP students have accommodations at our school. Please send your active learning plans when you send your HSPT registration form to confirm that we can accommodate, and can plan proper staffing.
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