High School Test Prep Course

During the first trimester of eighth grade, we provide a preparation class for the High School Placement Test. Using the Peterson’s Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams text, students will receive instruction about the format, scoring, question types, and best strategies to employ when tackling this exam. Since the HSPT is a timed test, it is critical that students learn techniques to increase their speed, while maintaining accuracy in their responses. An initial diagnostic exam enables the students to identify areas of potential improvement. Instruction can then be tailored to address these areas. In addition to the class textbook, students have access to practice questions from supplementary resources. Additional support can be scheduled with the teacher after school. At the conclusion of the trimester, students will complete a second full-length exam to access improvements and increase familiarity and comfort with the testing process. Interview skills and mock interview will conclude the course. The course, taught by Mrs. Tammy Hayes-Hartman, our Librarian, has been a great success.

Academy students go on to enroll at Archbishop Carroll, Archmere Academy, Cab Calloway, Charter School of Wilmington, Christ School, Delaware Military Academy, The Episcopal Academy, The Haverford School, LaSalle College High School, Malvern Prep , Roman Catholic, Saint Andrew’s, Saint Elizabeth’s, Saint Mark’s, Salesianum School, Sanford School, St. Joseph’s Prep, St. Thomas More, Tatnall School, Tower Hill , Westtown School, and Wilmington Friends School.