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Course Placement

Course Placement Process
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Crean Lutheran High School desires to ensure students are properly placed in coursework that allows for academic success and fulfillment. This process is predicated on prayerful conversations between school and family that review and set a course between a student's academic history and his/her academic future.

For incoming transfer students, these conversations are primarily centered around the blending of a student's high school transcript into an individually-tailored graduation plan for post-secondary school goals. For incoming freshman, the process involves a review of a student's performance on the High School Placement Test (HSPT), which is offered on four Saturday mornings in January and February. CLHS offers complementary evening workshops to help students understand how the HSPT is constructed. Interested families may contact the Admissions Office for more information on workshop dates and resources.

Incoming students who are unable to take, or miss, one of the HSPT dates, will have their transcripts, available standardized test scores, and recommendations reviewed by the Counseling Office for initial placement recommendations. All students have the opportunity to take "Challenge Tests" in various disciplines to challenge into coursework beyond what is initially recommended, regardless of whether or not they take the HSPT.

Challenge Testing
Please click here to register for a challenge test.
Challenge testing is available Monday through Thursday on school days between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. To register for your challenge test, click on the link above and let us know what day/time you plan to come in, and we will make sure we have a test available for you. Tests take approximately 40 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor below.
Freshman Counselor: Ms. Kellie Galentine at
Learning Success Program Counselor: Mrs. Mary Oliver at
 Course Placement Resources
1. Prospective freshmen families may click here to review an outline of the timing and process related to course placement, including information on the HSPT.
2. Prospective freshmen families and transfer students may click here to learn more about CLHS Academics, including the school's curriculum guide.
3. Please click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).