Step #1: High School Placement Test (HSPT)
The High School Placement Test is required for all 8th graders applying to a Catholic high school. The next test date is Saturday, March 4 at 8 a.m. The test fee is $40, payable online with a credit card or with a check payable to the testing center the morning of the test.
Click here to register online for the March 4 High School Placement Test. The registration deadline for the HSPT is Thursday, March 2. Walk-in registration the day of the test is not available.
Partial academic scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who score exceptionally well on the November 19 or December 3 High School Placement Tests and have excellent grades. Students who take the February 4 or March 4 HSPT can be considered for the Archdiocese of Detroit need-based tuition assistance grants.
Step #2: Application for Admission
We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Both the student and the parent complete sections of the application so please complete this form when you are both available.
If Divine Child is the only Catholic high school where you are applying, click on the red link below, and you will be taken to an InfoSnap site. Once you enter your email and establish a password, you can begin the application process. Be sure to press “submit” once you are finished, and DC will receive your responses electronically.
If you are applying to two Catholic high schools, click on the red link below and you will be taken to a SchoolAdmin site. Once you enter your email and establish a password, you can begin the application process. Be sure to submit your responses when finished, and your responses will be received by DC and your other Catholic high school choice. If you are having your HSPT scores sent to two schools, then the schools you select on the Metro Detroit application should match the schools receiving your test scores.
Step #3: Transcript Release & Recommendation Form
The form is available below. Parents should sign this form and deliver it to your child’s school. The school will forward transcripts and the recommendation form directly to our Admissions Office. Students taking the HSPT on Saturday, March 4 should have transcripts and completed forms on file by Wednesday, March 15.
Step #4: Student Interview
Once we receive the Application for Admission, the students and parent(s) will meet with our Director of Admissions and/or one of our administrators. For students who test in November or December, interviews are held in December and January and are usually scheduled after school or in the evening. Students who test on March 4 will interview in March.
- Students who test in November or December were mailed their admission decision letter on Friday, January 27.
- Students who test in February will be sent their letter on Wednesday, February 22.
- Students who test on March 4 will be sent their letter on Friday, March 24.
While students of all faiths are welcome to apply, we give preference to Catholic students for openings. Students who are offered accepted for admission complete a registration form and pay an enrollment deposit three weeks after acceptance.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Divine Child High School admits qualified young men and women of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at Divine Child, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, academic scholarship programs, athletics or other school administered programs.