When is the HSPT®?
At Bishop John J. Snyder High School, we strive to place students in courses that find the balance between being challenged and finding success. On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the High School Placement Test (HSPT®) will be administered on our campus to current 8th grade students. This test is one of several measures used for 9th grade placement in English, math, and science. All incoming freshmen must take the HSPT before a class schedule can be completed. If you miss this date, we will offer alternative dates throughout the year. We strongly encourage students who plan to attend Snyder in the fall to take the test at Snyder.
What is the HSPT®?
The High School Placement Test contains five multiple choice sections: Verbal, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language Skills. The results of the test along with other factors determine how students are placed in their English, math and science classes as a freshman. At Snyder, we regard this test for course placement not as an entrance exam.
If your student would like to prepare for the HSPT®, this link is a resource that has been evaluated as a reputable resource. Please note that the resource is not endorsed by our school or Scholastic Testing Services, the publisher of the HSPT®. The purchase of other resources such as test-prep books or online subscriptions is not recommended.
Why we administer the HSPT®
Our college preparatory curriculum offers standard college preparatory courses, honors courses and Advanced Placement courses. Our honors level courses are offered across the curriculum from art to Biology II and Chemistry II. We offer AP courses in mathematics, science, English and social studies.
This commitment to student success exceeds far beyond the classroom. The ultimate goal is for students to make the most of their four years of high school, in and out of the classroom, and to help them set and reach goals that lead them to all they wish to accomplish after graduation.
To preregister for the test online, go to the student registration website and enter the school access code ZV. You may pay the registration fee with a credit card while registering. Walk-ins will be tested only if there are seats available so preregistration is highly recommended.
Bishop Snyder High School offers extended time accommodations for the HSPT® based on diagnosed need. Students with diagnosed learning difficulties are eligible for consideration and must apply by February 1, 2020. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (904) 908-8988 psychological testing, IEP, or 504 as documentation of required need to Shelley Gudzak. Students who qualify will be notified by January 20, 2020. For additional questions, call or email Lisa Moser (email@example.com), (904) 771-1029 x 5220.
If you missed Open House, join us for Snyder 101 on February 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet us in the Tierney Media Center – from there you’ll meet our Principal, Deacon David Yazdiya, members of the administration and see first-hand a day at Snyder. Stay for lunch – it’s our treat!