TACHS/ HSPT

8th graders take the TACHS/HSPT Exams
Test for Catholic School Entry is in November of Grade 8

Study 6 months to 1 years for the TACHS/HSPT
if you plan to secure scholarships to Catholic schools.

99th percentile on TACHS/HSPT= $0 tuition to most schools.

January 2017 TACHS and HSPT Early Start programs :

 

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2017 TACHS EXAM PREP

OPTION 1

Saturday Mornings: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

OPTION 2

Saturday Mornings: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

Class 1: January 7

Class 2: January 14

Class 3: January 21

Class 4: January 28

Class 5: February 4

Class 6: February 11 NO CLASS: February 18 (President’s week)

Class 7: February 25

Class 8: March 4

Class 9: March 11

Class 10: March 18

Class 11: March 25

Class 12: April 1

Class 13: April 8

NO CLASS: April 15 (spring break)

Class 14: April 22

Make-up session: April 29

Queens Tuition: $2,000

Manhattan Tuition: $2,500

 

Class 1: January 8

Class 2: January 15

Class 3: January 22

Class 4: January 29

Class 5: February 5

Class 6: February 12 NO CLASS: February 19 (President’s week)

Class 7: February 26

Class 8: March 5

Class 9: March 12

Class 10: March 19

Class 11: March 26

Class 12: April 2

Class 13: April 9

NO CLASS: April 16 (Easter Sunday)

Class 14: April 23

Make-up session: April 30

Queens Tuition: $2,000

Manhattan Tuition: $2,500

OPTION 3

Saturday Afternoons: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

OPTION 4

Saturday Afternoons: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

 

Class 1: January 7

Class 2: January 14

Class 3: January 21

Class 4: January 28

Class 5: February 4

Class 6: February 11

NO CLASS: February 18 (President’s week)

Class 7: February 25

Class 8: March 4

Class 9: March 11

Class 10: March 18

Class 11: March 25

Class 12: April 1

Class 13: April 8

NO CLASS: April 15 (spring break)

Class 14: April 22

Make-up session: April 29

Queens Tuition: $2,000

Manhattan Tuition: $2,500

 

Class 1: January 8

Class 2: January 15

Class 3: January 22

Class 4: January 29

Class 5: February 5

Class 6: February 12

NO CLASS: February 19 President’s week)

Class 7: February 26

Class 8: March 5

Class 9: March 12

Class 10: March 19

Class 11: March 26

Class 12: April 2

Class 13: April 9

NO CLASS: April 16 (Easter Sunday)

Class 14: April 23

Make-up session: April 30

Queens Tuition: $2,000

Manhattan Tuition: $2,500

OPTION 5

Thursday Afternoons: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

OPTION 6

Friday Afternoons: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Class 1: January 5

Class 2: January 12

Class 3: January 19

Class 4: January 26

Class 5: February 2

Class 6: February 9

NO CLASS: February 16

(President’s week)

Class 7: February 23

Class 8: March 2

Class 9: March 9

Class 10: March 16

Class 11: March 23

Class 12: March 30

Class 13: April 6

NO CLASS: April 13 (spring break)

Class 14: April 20

Make-up session: April 27

Tuition (Queens): $2,000

Tuition (Manhattan) $2,500

Class 1: January 6

Class 2: January 13

Class 3: January 20

Class 4: January 27

Class 5: February 3

Class 6: February 10

NO CLASS: February 17

(President’s week)

Class 7: February 24

Class 8: March 3

Class 9: March 10

Class 10: March 17

Class 11: March 24

Class 12: March 31

Class 13: April 7

NO CLASS: April 14 (Easter Sunday)

Class 14: April 21

Make-up session: April 28

Tuition (Queens): $2,000

Tuition (Manhattan): $2,500

 

TACHS EXAM: Important Dates and Deadlines

August 22, 2016- Registration available via Internet at www.tachsinfo.com and telephone at 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247).

August 29, 2016 – TACHS Registration materials available at Catholic elementary and high schools, religious education offices, parishes, and public libraries.

October 7, 2016 -Deadline for submitting request and supporting documentation to diocese for extended testing time accommodation. (Do not submit the request to the TACHS Exam Office. It will be returned to you.)

October 17, 2016- Deadline for Internet and telephone registration.

October 24 and 25, 2016 – Admit Card Distribution – Admit Cards for registrants enrolled in a Catholic elementary school are mailed directly to the schools for distribution. Admit Cards for all other students are mailed to the address provided on the registration form.

October 31, 2016 – Call 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247) if Admit Card is not yet received.

November 4, 2016 – (FRI) TACHS ADMINISTRATION for Archdiocese of New York

November 5, 2016 – (SAT) TACHS ADMINISTRATION for Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens

December 15, 2016 – Paper TACHS Applicant Records due to students’ three high school choices. (See Student Handbook for more information.)

January 11, 2017 – Release of admission notices by high schools.

February 2017 – Response Cards back to high schools – high school notification letters will include information relative to the date on which students should return his/her acceptance letter to the high school they choose to attend.

The TACHS Exam Q&A

1. What is the TACHS Exam?

A: The TACHS (Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools) is the exam required for your child to take in order to be qualified to attend a Catholic High School. The HSPT is another, much longer test. The TACHS and COOPE exams are similar in length and in what areas are tested.

Doing well on the TACHS exam not only helps you to get into a Catholic High School, but also helps you obtain numerous high school scholarships, usually from funds set aside by alumni.

2. How do I register my child for the TACHS Exam?

A:  Registering for the TACHS Exam is simple.  Visit

www.tachsinfo.com and register.

Also if the need arises to ask any questions, dial 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247).

The registration fee for the TACHS Exam is $52 per student. The registration is the easy part; the TACHS exam is the hard!

3. What should I expect from the TACHS Exam?

A:  The TACHS Exam has four sections which include Critical Reading, Math, Language Arts and Ability.

Math: The mathematics section of the TACHS specifically contains sections with general questioning, deductive reasoning, estimates, and word problems.

It is your child’s best interest to memorize common mathematic formulas (perimeter of a rectangle, area of a triangle etc.) which gives the student an advantage amongst other students.  Subjects include integers, probability, sequences, analogies, fractions and more.

Reading:  The reading section of the TACHS Exam requires that your child demonstrate his or her ability to understand what he or she reads

The reading section consists of two parts.  The first part targets vocabulary skills.  In this section, students are given highlighted vocabulary words and then they are asked to define the word based on the context within which the word is used.  This part mostly asks about noun, verb and modifier usage.  The second part of the reading section targets reading comprehension and critical reading skills.  You will see this section on most standardized tests. Here, your child is given a passage to read and is then given questions that refer to what was just read.

The passages are not designed to be tricky in any way.  The student must read carefully and focus on identifying the answers to the questions being asked of them (main idea, author’s attitude, tone and so on and so forth).

English Language Arts: In the “language” section of the TACHS exam, your child is tested on basic skills such as spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and usage.  They will be asked to choose the most logical organization of a paragraph and the clearest sentence in a group.

Ability: In the ability section of the exam, your child is tested for their overall reasoning ability.  Your child must develop general principles for information presented and then apply these general principles to specific situations.

4. How long is the TACHS Exam?

A: The TACHS Exam generally contains about 200 multiple choice questions and is approximately from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  However, your child should be at the test site early and ready to go.

5. Where can my child take the TACHS Exam?

A: There are a number of sites where your child can take the TACHS Exam.  Contact a site prior to the test in order to inform the officials that your child will be there taking their exam there.  It is important to do so in order to confirm a seat for your child.

6: What items should your child bring on the day of the exam?

A: On the day of the exam, your child should bring two Number 2 sharpened pencils with erasers, their Admit Card, and Identification.

7.  What items are not allowed at the test site?

A:  Any electric or battery operated devices, such as calculators, watches, or cell phones are not allowed in the test site.  Food, scrap paper, and beverages are also not allowed.

8.  Can my child be awarded a scholarship because of his/her score on the TACHS Exam?

A: Your child’s results on the TACHS Exam may make them eligible for scholarship money based on his or her overall score or depending on how well he or she did in a specific section.

9. Where do I find a registration form, student handbook, applicant record, and/or return envelope?

A: All registration materials may be obtained from a Catholic elementary or high school, religious education office, parish/church or various public elementary schools; or visit www.tachsinfo.com to download an electronic version of the Student Handbook.

10. What address should I put on my student’s registration form if we are in the middle of or planning on moving?

A: Please list the address you will be living at two weeks prior to the exam date to ensure you receive your Admit Card. After that time, address changes can be made on the day of testing to assure that score reports are mailed to the correct location.

11. What is students want to test outside their own diocese?

A: It is recommended students test within their own diocese. Students will need to mark their appropriate borough/county diocese (where they attend elementary school at the time of the exam) on the Registration Form.

12. How will I know if the registration has been accepted?

A: INTERNET: A 7-digit confirmation number, also known as the TACHS Number, will be provided once payment has been confirmed. It is recommended that you print the confirmation screen displayed at the end of the online registration process. If an email address is provided, a confirmation email will also be sent.

TELEPHONE: A 7-digit confirmation number, also known as the TACHS Number, will be provided by the operator once payment has been confirmed. If an email address is provided, a confirmation email will also be sent.

PAPER: You can call 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247) approximately 1 week after mailing your paper Registration Form to obtain confirmation. Catholic elementary students will receive their Admit Cards in their schools; other students will have Admit Cards sent to their home address.

13. What school number should I use while registering?

A: School code numbers are listed in the Student Handbook. If your school is not listed in the handbook, please list the school code as 999.

14. I accidentally sent my student’s paper registration form without a cashier’s check or money order

A: Please call 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247).

15. I accidentally sent my student’s paper registration back to the TACHS program with a money order/cashier’s check, but it was made payable to the school/diocese.

16. How do I return the paper registration form if I didn’t receive an envelope?

A: Please mail the registration form with a money order or cashier’s check to:
Riverside Publishing
TACHS Examination Office
Attn: Carolyn Ellefson
3800 Golf Road, Suite 200
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Don’t forget that you can register online or by telephone! No postage needed!

Sample Email from Xavier

Subject: THIS IS YOUR OFFICIAL XAVIER SCHOLARSHIP EXAM TICKET! YOU MUST BRING THIS TICKET WITH YOU WHEN YOU SIT FOR THE EXAM ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD!

Good Afternoon!

The admissions office here at Xavier High School hopes your academic year is going well and that you are finding your way through the high school application process. This email serves two purposes: first, to give you some last minute information regarding the exam, and second, this email is your TICKET to sit for the exam. YOU MUST BRING THIS WITH YOU ON THE EXAM DATE.

Below are a few more specific details about the style and format of the exam:

Part I of the exam asks students to write an expository essay. (25 minutes)

Part II of the exam is a Style & Usage/English Language and Grammar section and consists only of multiple choice questions. (25 minutes)

Part III of the exam is a Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) section, which consists of a combination of multiple choice questions and short “essay” word problems where we expect students to show their work. (25 minutes)

Part IV of the exam is a Reading Comprehension section, which consists of two fiction and/or nonfiction passages followed by short answer essay questions. (35 minutes)

Part V of the exam asks students to respond to one of three essay topics with a personal narrative essay. (25 minutes)

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the admissions office at any point at (212) 924-7900 ext. 1442. Again, the Admissions team here at Xavier wishes you the very best of luck on the Scholarship Exam and hopes that you continue to have a successful academic year!

Warmest Regards,

TACHS HSPT Exam Prep | ISEE Exam Prep | TACHS Tutor | ISEE Tutor | Queens | Manhattan | New York City (NYC)
Jonathan Cambras

Director of Admissions

ACCEPTANCE LETTER

Dear

Congratulations! We are pleased to offer you a seat in the 9th-grade class entering St. Francis Prep in September – the graduating class of 2020. Your selection from over 2,500 applicants is evidence of your excellent record of achievement during your elementary and middle school years.

The mission of our school is to communicate Christ and enable all students to develop and broaden their spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical abilities. We achieve this mission by following our patron, St. Francis of Assisi. In keeping with Franciscan tradition, we recognize and affirm the dignity of each person; as a member of our school community, you will play an integral role in the attainment of our shared mission.

Your acceptance into St. Francis Prep will remain conditional until you successfully complete 8th grade with a minimum of 75% in each subject and have graduated from elementary or middle school in June 2016. You must also meet all financial obligations at your present school.

We hope that you will choose to be part of next year’s new class. Once again, we commend you on your fine academic performance and welcome you to the St. Francis Prep family.

Allow us to welcome you, press this link.

Sincerely,

Brother Leonard Conway, O.S.F.

President

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