High School Placement Test

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. The High School Placement Test (HSPT®) is administered to rising 9th grade students. If your rising freshman did not take this test, please call Shelley Gudzak at 904-908-8978 to schedule this test.

This test is one of several assessments used for 9th grade placement in English, math, and science. All incoming freshmen must take the HSPT before a class schedule can be completed. 

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 utilize this test for course placement not as an entrance exam.

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 art, English, mathematics, science, Spanish, 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 success after graduation.


Online registration for the HSPT is now closed. Please call the Admissions Office to make alternate plans.


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 request accommodations in advance. 
Please email admissions@bishopsnyder.org or fax (904) 908-8988 any psychological testing, IEP, or 504 as documentation of required need(s). For additional questions, call or email Lisa Moser (lisamoser@bishopsnyder.org), (904) 771-1029 x 5220.