Tech2Learn Prep Course for the Catholic High School Placement Test:
- Begin by taking a full-length high school placement test and diagnostic reading and math tests to determine learning gaps and readiness for test content.
- Attend a parent meeting to review your child’s tests results and individualized learning plan.
- Attend 12 HSPT Sessions at Tech2Learn to learn test strategies and take practice tests with individualized guided instruction from a Tech2Learn coach. This is NOT a group taught class.
How do I get started?
When you schedule, you will be prompted to create an account for your child and pay by credit card. If your 8th grader is already a student at Tech2Learn, you should login with the same username and password you use to schedule them for other classes.
Under the “PURCHASE HERE” tab, select “HSPT: Testing” from the drop down menu. Then, choose “HSPT Testing & Parent Meeting.”
On the first test date, the student will take a full length practice HSPT. The HSPT is a 298-question test that measures a student’s ability in five areas: Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Mathematics, and Language Skills.
The HSPT Practice Test is 3 hours long and offered in September on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00pm.
On the second test date, the student will take a reading vocabulary and comprehension assessment, spelling inventory, math fact and concept assessment and write a practice essay.
The Diagnostic Test is 2 hours long and offered in September on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 pm.
Please allow us at least 2 days to grade your child’s diagnostic tests. Your child may start attending Study Sessions as soon as he/she has completed both testing days (Step 1 and Step 2). This meeting is for parents only. Please bring 7th grade report cards, 6th & 7th grade standardized test scores (AIMS, AZMerit, Iowas), and any additional school documentation you think is important to the high school admissions process.
Meeting is 1/2 hour long and offered in September on Saturdays.
Under the “PURCHASE HERE” tab, select “HSPT: Study Sessions” from the drop down menu. Then, choose “HSPT Study Sessions: 12 Class Pack.”
The complete course consists of 12 Study Sessions. You may schedule as soon as your child has completed both test days (Step 1 and Step 2). At the first 6 Study Sessions, student will work with a tutor and to learn strategies and review concepts in Language Arts (Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension) and Math (Quantitative, Concepts, and Word Problems). During final 6 Study Sessions, student takes HSPT practice-tests and fine-tunes test taking strategies.
Study Sessions begin weekend of September 9th. They are 1.5 hours long and offered most Friday and Sunday afternoons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the class group taught or individualized?
This is not a group taught class. Although there will be multiple children in a session, each child will complete the material at their own pace, with the guidance of a Tech2Learn coach. Your child is welcome to come with friends but they will still be working individually through the course material.
What will students do at a HSPT Session?
The HSPT is a 298-question test that measures a student’s ability in five areas: Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Mathematics, and Language Skills. At a Study Session, students will work with a tutor to learn strategies and review concepts in Language Arts (Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension) and Math (Quantitative, Concepts, and Word Problems).
How often should a student attend Study Sessions?
The HSPT course consists of 12, 1.5 hour, Study Sessions. The flexible web-based scheduling allows you to choose the 12 dates you attend. Sessions are offered September through December on most Fridays and Sundays. Students can do multiple sessions in the same weekend, but not on the same day.
Will my child have homework?
The student will be encouraged to do weekly reading comprehension and grammar practice from home. Typically, math practice is always completed at Tech2Learn with 1-to-1 support from a tutor.
What is the cost?
- Testing-$175 for 2 testing sessions and a parent meeting (Test Day 1- Practice HSPT Test, Test Day 2- Reading and Math assessment & Parent Meeting)
- HSPT Study Sessions -$595 for 12 sessions (18 total hours of instruction/practice tests.)
About the Instructor
My name is Debi Cummings and I am the owner and operator of Tech2learn and graduate of XCP. Of the 300+ students I have prepared for the HSPT test, 98% have been accepted to a Catholic high school; many with honors or distinction. At each session, your child will work personally with me and my highly qualified senior tutors from Brophy, Xavier, and Chaparral, to master the skills and strategies for success on the high school entrance exam.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 480-650-1519 or email@example.com