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Thank you for your interest in the 8th Grade Boys' HSPT Prep Course.  Although our website has not moved, we have moved to Westcott Study Center at 410 Westcott Street.  We will still be running the same course from a bigger and better location!

Please contact Richard Gosselin with any questions you may have.

 
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Phone: (832) 257-2592
 
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 
Our HSPT Prep Course prepares young men for the High School Placement Test.  Most Catholic high schools and some private schools use the HSPT as an entrance exam.  This course is designed to help students become familiar with the HSPT by taking timed practice tests in a real test-taking environment.  Each question on the test will be reviewed by an instructor who will explain how to answer more efficiently and effectively, while also giving general test taking tips.  A complete course is 4 days long, with 2.5 hours of class time each day.
 
Please note that this course is NOT a remedial tutoring program. We will cover all of the concepts presented by the test, but we will not spend time tutoring each student on a specific concept that may not have been covered at his school.  When recieving his scores, each participant will know the specific areas in which he needs to improve, and may be advised to seek tutiorial help outside of our course.  Needless to say, if a student is not engaged in his regular classes and homework, he will probably not benefit much from our program.
 
While the HSPT is a very important part of the high school application process, there are other essential factors which determine acceptance to particular schools; namely, grade point average, teacher recommendations, and a personal essay.  During the course we will give general tips in these three areas and a provide students with possible essay questions common to local Houston schools.
 
 
DETAILS
  1. The 8th Grade Boys' HSPT Course is open to all eight grade boys who are seeking admission to Houston area Catholic or private schools, and to all boys who would simply like to improve their standardized test taking skills.

  2. Right now, there are only three sessions to choose from.  Each covers the exact same material.  Please see the dates below.

  3. Acceptance to our course is on a first come, first-served basis.  There is a cap for each session.

  4. All materials for the course are provided, including pencils and scrap paper.

  5. The directors of the 8th Grade Boys' HSPT Course reserve the right to dismiss any student who is uncooperative and disruptive to the course's overall program.

 
 
DATES for SESSION 1
 
1st Class:    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
2nd Class:    Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
3rd Class:    Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
4th Class:    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
 
DATES for SESSION 2
 
1st Class:    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
2nd Class:    Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
3rd Class:    Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
4th Class:    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
 
 
 
COST
 
The cost of the course is $265.

At this time we can only accept online payments at the time of registration.  Although we use PayPal, you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay for the course but may simply pay by credit card.  If you cancel your registration within 60 days, you will receive a full refund.  Otherwise a $25 processing fee will be assessed.

 
REGISTRATION
 
Please click on the REGISTER tab at the top of this page to register for a session.  If the green button says "Closed" or "Full" you may click on it anyway to be added to our waiting list.
 
 
LOCATION
 
Westcott Study Center
410 Westcott St.
Houston, TX 77007