Delone Catholic desires a smooth and strong transition from grade school to high school for every student. To help ensure incoming freshmen are placed in the courses where they can be most successful, we ask that each student take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test covers English, science and math.

The HSPT is a standardized test. Students only need to take it once. New for 2021-22, the HSPT will be given to 8th grade students in the Pennsylvania catholic schools listed on the flyer below. If your student takes the HSPT in Maryland, we will accept a copy of those results. For students who are home schooled, from a public school or missed a prior HSPT date, Delone Catholic will administer the HSPT on Jan. 8, 2022 (snow make-up date is Jan. 15). Please enter through the gym entrance on the South Street side. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to powered off and put away during testing. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed by 1:15 p.m.

To register for the test, please complete the Placement Test Registration Form. For more information please contact the Admissions Office or at 717-637-5969.

Placement Testing Flyer (click for PDF)


Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an 8th grade Algebra class with an average of 87 percent or higher is invited to take the Algebra II Trigonometry placement test. If the student passes the test with at least a 75 percent, maintains an average of 87 percent or higher, and is recommended by his/her current teacher, he/she will be eligible to take Algebra II Trigonometry as a freshman when enrolling at Delone Catholic High School. The Algebra II Trigonometry placement test will be given on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, March 5, 2022) at Delone Catholic High School. Students should report to the main entrance on S. Oxford Avenue between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m.  Students will be given 1 ¼ hour to complete the test and should be picked up by 10:30 a.m.  To register for the test, please click here.  If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Mrs. Candy Sneeringer at