Transitioning to High School

Timeline for High School Admissions


Find a School

Discover Programs for Students with Learning Differences


Attend a High School Fair

Schedule Shadow Days

Attend Open Houses

Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT)

Submit Documentation for Testing Accommodations by November 16


Take the HSPT

Complete High School Applications by December 14

Apply for Scholarships


Receive Admissions Decision

Apply for Grant and Aid by the end of February

Register for High School


Prepare for your High School Career!

The High School Placement Test (HSPT)

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized, timed test required of every 8th grader applying to attend a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. It contains five sections that measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension, mathematics, and components of written language. The questions are designed to test students at their curriculum level.

When and where is the HSPT administered?  

Saturday, December 5, 2020

All current students attending Saints James and John Catholic School will be testing at the school in person.

Click this link to register for the high school placement test!

Check in begins at 8:30 am, and the test lasts from approximately 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Contact the Main Office for more information at 410-342-3222 or visit