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Placement Exam for Current 8th Graders

All students interested in applying to Lake Catholic High School for their freshmen year are required to take the Placement Exam. The exam administered is the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students may only take the Placement Exam ONE TIME during their 8th grade year. This exam, which is a component of admission to Lake Catholic, serves as a tool to place students in appropriate classes for their freshman year as well as determining eligibility for the Cougar Elite ScholarshipRegister for your Placement Exam today!

Lake Catholic Affordability

  • Cougar Elite Scholarship:  Offered to individuals who test in the highest percentiles on our Placement Exam. These individuals are also expected to demonstrate through records and/or in-person visits a strong academic and character quality.
  • Cougar Committed to Excellence Scholarship:  Awarded to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary leadership, character and aptitude.
  • Cleveland Opportunity Merit Scholarship:  Awarded to individuals that live in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and demonstrate characteristics related to our Core Values.
The Placement Exam fee is $20.00 due on the day of the test (payable by cash or check). Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and proceed directly to the check in table located just past the security desk in the main hallway. Parents are asked to attend a brief 20-minute parent information meeting at the start of each testing time. Topics of discussion include the admission process, tuition, financial aid, and an open question/answer period.

Placement Exam Dates

Saturday, October 20 at 8:30 am
Saturday, November 10 at 8:30 am
Wednesday, November 28 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 8 at 8:30 am
Saturday, December 15 at 8:30 am