High School Placement Test

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for all 8th graders planning to attend a Catholic High School in the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Students must list Divine Child as one of their two choices to be considered for admission.

Partial academic scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who score exceptionally well on the November or December High School Placement Tests and have excellent grades.

2017-2018 High School Placement Test (HSPT) Dates

Eighth graders who want to attend Divine Child as freshmen should test on one of these dates:

  • Main date: Saturday, November 18 from 8 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Make-up date: Saturday, December 2 from 8 – 11:45 a.m. (also for students needing testing accommodations)

Click here to register for the High School Placement Test.  NOTE: Divine Child requires the science section of the HSPT.  While we offer the science section, not all test sites do.  In addition to DC, these sites also administer the science section of the HSPT: Cabrini, Gabriel Richard (Riverview), Ladywood and St. Catherine of Siena.

Test Scores

Please note the High School Placement Test scores are just one factor considered as part of our admissions process. Strong consideration is given to 7th and 8th grade performance both academically and behaviorally, and each principal and/or 8th grade teacher is contacted personally by our Admissions Office.  What the applicant says about him/herself on the Application for Admission is also helpful information.

The HSPT scores are used to help place students in the appropriate class level to provide academic challenge and growth. Further honors placement testing will be offered in the Spring.