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. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, 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. All incoming freshmen must take the HSPT prior to admission.

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.


Pre-registration for the January 23, 2021 HSPT® Test date is now open. Simply click here to register using 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. The walk-in testing fee is $45.00.


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 January 11 , 2021. Please email admissions@bishopsnyder.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 18, 2021. For additional questions, call or email Lisa Moser (lisamoser@bishopsnyder.org), (904) 771-1029 x 5220.

Open House

Immediately following the January 23, 2021 HSPT®, you are invited to stay for Open House from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our Principal, members of the Administrative team, faculty and students. Tours of the campus will be ongoing, and we will have short info-sessions on the many opportunities available at Snyder.