The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required of all incoming students into grade 9. Transfers to the upper grade levels are not required to take the HSPT.
The High School Placement Test will be administered in all the feeder schools in the Holy Cross system, and any student not in our feeder schools will be able to take the HSPT on the date listed above. The test starts at 8:30 A.M. with registration starting at 8:00 A.M. Students can pre-register by calling the school (570-346-7541) or completing the registration form that was part of the open house packet. Students may also register at the school the day of the test.
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The High School Placement Test is made up of five sections. They are the Cognitive Verbal and Cognitive Quantitative Sections and the Basic Skill Sections of Reading, Mathematics, and Language. The HSPT is a standardized test and the student results will be compared to both local and national scores.
The test takes approximately two hours and forty-five minutes to complete. There is no charge for the test. Results of the test will be used to determine Scholarship awards. Students unable to take the HSPT on any of the scheduled date(s) can take the test at the high school by calling the school to set up a test date.
Transfer students will be considered for admission by calling Mrs. Cathy Chiumento, Vice Principal, for an interview appointment. Families should bring with them a copy of their high school transcript and any grades to date, including their present class schedule. Please call the school for more information or to schedule an appointment.