Admissions

HSPT Information


Registration is now open for the HSPT! You may register your child by clicking here.

Who Takes the High School Placement Test?
Current 8th-grade students should register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) through Scholastic Testing Services (STS). The HSPT is a required part of the admissions process and students should take the test at their first-choice high school.

Test Dates
Students have the option of taking the test at Saint Mark’s on Saturday, December 7th at 8:30 a.m. OR on Sunday, December 8th at 12:00 p.m.

Why Take the HSPT at Saint Mark’s?
Taking the HSPT at Saint Mark's guarantees consideration for academic scholarships! Students should take the test at their first-choice high school.

Registering for the HSPT
Registration is now open through Scholastic Testing Services (STS)! Please click here to register your child for the HSPT.
 
Closing Date
Registration is now open through Scholastic Testing Services (STS)! Registration for the HSPT will close on December 5th, 2019. Please click here to register your child for the HSPT prior to the closing date.

Cost of the HSPT
The fee for the test is $65. You may pay online at the time of registration, or payment can be made by cash or a check made payable to the Diocese of Wilmington, on the day of the test,

HSPT - Extended Time
To request extended time for your child, please email the Director of Admissions at admissions@stmarkshs.net with a recent psycho-educational evaluation or other supporting documentation from a psychologist or qualified medical professional expressly defining the need for extended time.

Please note, students requesting extended time on the HSPT should register for the Saturday, December 7th test date. There will be no extended testing time available on Sunday, December 8th.

On the Day of the Test:

Saturday, December 7th
The HSPT begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. Please enter through the gymnasium lobby.

Be sure your child gets a full night of rest prior to the test date and has a well-balanced meal before they arrive for the exam!

Please bring the following items to the test;

1. A snack and beverage for breaks. Please avoid peanut or tree nut snacks and glass bottles. Students with extra time should bring extra snacks!
2. Two #2 pencils
3. If you have not yet paid the registration fee, please bring cash or a check made payable to the Diocese of Wilmington, in the amount of $65.

*Calculators are not permitted.

Expected dismissal will be between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. Students with extended time will have up until 1:30 - 1:45 p.m. to complete their exam.

Sunday, December 8th
The HSPT begins at 12:00 p.m. Registration will open at 11:30 a.m. Please enter through the gymnasium lobby.

Be sure your child gets a full night of rest prior to the test date and has a well-balanced meal before they arrive for the exam!

Please bring the following items to the test;
1. A snack and beverage for breaks. Please avoid peanut or tree nut snacks and glass bottles.
2. Two #2 pencils
3. If you have not yet paid the registration fee, please bring cash or a check made payable to the Diocese of Wilmington, in the amount of $65.

*Calculators are not permitted.

If your child has a documented learning difference and needs accommodations, please note that NO accommodations will be available on Sunday, December 8th.

Expected dismissal will be between 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.