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Placement Exam

Saturday, December 5, 2020 is the High School Placement Exam. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. test will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 11:30 a.m. Students need to bring two #2 pencils with them on test day. No calculators are allowed.

Practice Tests: We encourage students to go to the following link and take some time to take the practice tests provided. This will give him/her an idea of what to expect on the day of the exam. 

Contact Kelsey McGrath, Coordinator of Marketing and Enrollment at at 815-932-7413 to reserve a spot for your 8th grade student. There are NO fees to take the High School Placement Exam.

Placement Criteria: Placement of incoming students will be based on a combination of the following factors:

  1. Performance on the high school placement exam.
  2. Academic ability as demonstrated by the review of the 7th and 8th grade report cards.
  3. Performance on the 7th and 8th grade standardized tests. (For example: Iowa Test, Explore Test, I-SAT scores.)
  4. Teacher recommendations.