Eighth-graders interested in attending Bishop Ireton High School
in Alexandria, Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Paul VI Catholic High
School in Fairfax or Saint John Paul the Great High School in Dumfries next
fall must take the high school placement test.
The test will be administered Dec. 3 and Jan. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to
noon at Ireton, O'Connell, Paul VI and John Paul the Great. The snow dates are
Dec. 10 and Jan. 14.
Students taking the test must submit a registration form along
with the $35 test fee to the test site no later than Dec. 1. No student may
take the test more than once and no seventh-grade students may take the test.
Admission to the high schools is based on students’ total
performance as indicated by their complete records, including the permanent
record of all end-of -year grades kindergarten through seventh grade; the
current report card for eighth grade, with final marks being forwarded at the completion
of the grade; all scores received from standardized testing kindergarten
through seventh grade; the eighth-grade placement test; and the eighth-grade
information form, which provides additional evaluation for recommendation based
on academic performance, participation in school activities, disciplinary
record and any other information that will allow the high school to determine
the student’s potential ability.
All materials assist high schools in placing students in courses
that best will meet their needs.
Go to arlingtondiocese.org/catholicschools/parents.php and