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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 Registration
Challenge tests will be administered during the week of March 5th at Crean Lutheran High School. There will be two sessions available each day, Monday through Wednesday.

The first session runs from 3:40 to 4:20 p.m. and the second session runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Students may take up to two challenge tests on each of the three days.
Please click here to register for a challenge test.
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.