HSPT Prep Course (virtual)

This year’s HSPT is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Are you prepared? Do you have an 8th grader applying for admission to a Maryland or DC Catholic high school?

Sign up for a virtual prep course to learn important strategies for taking the test as well as a thorough review of the three language arts sections of the test.

Price: $150 for six one-hour virtual sessions, via Zoom.

Classes from 6:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays on November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, and 19.

About the Course:

Students will systematically work through the three language arts sections of the HSPT using the Kaplan 2016 Edition HSPT Prep Book (student to provide his/her own copy prior to first Zoom session). Students will complete the three LA sections of Practice Test 1 from the Kaplan book during the course. Students will also participate in review activities via Google Classroom and Quizlet.

Prep course includes review of a curated PowerPoint developed over thirteen years of guiding 8th graders through HSPT Prep, sharing proven test-taking strategies, vocabulary and grammar review, and decoding of reading comprehension questions. No refunds. Make-up materials may be accessed via Google Classroom. (No math support is offered in this course.)

To register: email Mrs. Ardillo at michardillo@gmail.com for registration form. Payment in advance via Zelle online bank payment. Note: if dates and times are not convenient, please contact Mrs. Ardillo for other options.

About the Instructor:

Mrs. Michelle Ardillo taught middle school English and literature in ADW Catholic schools for thirteen years and is MSDE certified in English for grades 7-12. For ten years, Mrs. Ardillo proctored the HSPT for her 8th-grade homeroom students, giving her ample experience in the scoring, timing, and format of all five sections of the HSPT. Mrs. Ardillo and her family are parishioners at the Shrine of St. Jude Parish in Rockville, MD.

For more information: email Michelle Ardillo at michardillo@gmail.com.