The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a nationally recognized standardized test that is used as part of the admissions process at Bishop Ireton High School. The test is for current 8th grade students that are applying to a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Arlington. The two and a half hour timed exam includes subject areas consisting of verbal skills, quantitative skills, reading, mathematics and language skills. The results of the HSPT are used as part of both admissions consideration and scholarship consideration as well as to determine course placement should the student be admitted to Bishop Ireton High School.
The HSPT may only be taken once, and the test can only be taken by 8th grade students.
Students attending middle schools in the Diocese of Arlington will take the exam at their school on November 21. Students in the Diocese of Arlington who miss that testing date and students who attend other private or public schools must register with Bishop Ireton to take the exam on one of the dates below.
The HSPT testing dates for the 2019-20 school year are:
Testing Date: November 23, 2019 (snow date, December 7, 2019)
Makeup Date: January 11, 2020 (snow date, January 25, 2020)
There is a $35 testing fee, which can be made payable to Bishop Ireton High School.
To register, please download this form. Send the completed form and payment to Bishop Ireton High School. Please send to:
Bishop Ireton High School
201 Cambridge Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.