Entrance Exam Information

Salpointe Catholic's Entrance Exam Preparation is only a teaching and test preparation service. While we made every effort to accommodate everyone’s needs to try to improve everyone’s score, there are several factors that play a role in determining how you do on the Entrance Exam. These factors include, but are not limited to, aptitude, previous test scores, experience, grade point average, and attitude. Much as we would like to, we cannot, and do not guarantee results. Nor can we guarantee your admission into any high school. We can, however, provide you with some tools to help you with this part of the admissions process.

Salpointe Catholic High School, along with over 80% of all Catholic High Schools in the United States, uses the High School Placement Test (HSPT) as its Entrance Exam.

Dates of the Exam:

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00 am or Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:00 am.

If your student attends a Catholic Middle School in Tucson, they will take the Entrance Exam at their school in November, 2018. Please contact your students school for more information.

Notes about the Exam:

  • Salpointe will provide all exam materials.
  • Calculators are not allowed.
  • The exam takes about three and a half hours.
  • Breaks will be included during the exam. If students wish to bring water or snacks to have during breaks, that is up to them.

Directions for the Website

Welcome to free Entrance Exam Preparation. This course is designed to help you prepare for the Entrance Exam by becoming familiar with the structure of the test and by providing review material in areas that you may want to improve.

There are two ways to use this course: either you can begin by taking the practice tests or you can jump straight into the review modules. If you are unsure where you would like to begin, we recommend taking the practice tests first. In this test, you will become familiar with the format and style of the Entrance Exam, and the results will be used to guide you to the areas that you can review.

Or, if you just want to begin reviewing skills, please go on to the modules that you would like to practice. All of these skills will be represented on the Entrance Exam, through the questions that are asked may or may not be similar to what these modules cover.