9th Grade Placement

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) serves as an entry measure of academic progress and placement for the incoming Freshman Class.  Bishop Kenny High School requires that all incoming 9th grade students take the test as part of the admission process.  

Students will demonstrate content and skill knowledge in the following areas: verbal, quantitative, reading, mathematics, language skills and science. The format of the test is multiple choice and will take approximately 3 hours. For the mathematics test, students will not be allowed to use calculators. Students will have access to scratch paper or may write in their test booklets to do any calculations.

Use ZL as the school code when registering.  New HSPT Date Available: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 8:30 AM.

Learn more about the placement process by clicking on the image below.


Placement Information 

If your child missed the High School Placement Test, we will offer a make-up testing date .  Please click on the link below to register for the HSPT and select the 6/9/20 test date.  NOTE: students will be spaced in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Letter to 8th Grade Parents regarding HSPT testing and Placement Information

Register for the HSPT (use School Code ZL when registering; read the information at the bottom of this page)

HSPT Timetable

HSPT Practice 

Notification of Academic Placement

If your child has taken the HSPT and is registered to begin 9th grade at Bishop Kenny beginning in August 2020, you would have received a placement letter in your student's welcome packet which indicates his/her placement in English, math, and science.  

If you have questions regarding your student's placement, please contact Michael Broach, Academic Dean, at 904-398-7545 ext. 270 or mbroach@bishopkenny.org.