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Freshman Application Process

We understand that choosing a high school is an important step in guiding young adults to successful futures.

Paraclete has a 50 year Catholic tradition of excellence in preparing the Antelope Valley’s most talented young men and women to realize and stretch their potential.

Only completed application packages will be considered for admission. Stay on top of the application process and important dates with our Admissions Calendar.

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How to Apply

The following steps are required to be considered for freshman admission to Paraclete High School:

1: Character Reference Form

This form should be completed by a non-family individual who can speak to the character of the prospective student.

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2: Standardized Test Scores

Bring a copy of the most recent standardized test scores, like the PSAT, 8th Grade Test, etc.

3: Report Cards

Submit copies of report cards for the the last 2 years, or 7th and 8th grade.

4: Letter from Parent/Guardian

We require each parent or guardian to also submit a letter as part of the application process. The letter should answer the following:

  • Why would you like your child to attend Paraclete?
  • What are your expectations of Paraclete?
5: Entrance Exam

Every incoming freshman is asked to take the HSPT. This exam assesses the educational background of rising 8th graders.

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6: Visit the Campus (Optional)

Come visit our beautiful campus to see Paraclete High School for yourself! Located in Lancaster, CA, sign up to come meet some of our Student Ambassadors and members of our staff, who can answer any questions you might have.

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7. Submit Your Application

To submit your application in person, please collect and bring all necessary documents listed above with you to your entrance exam.

All applicants are reviewed by the admissions committee and responses will be sent out in March. Any questions about the application process can be sent to our Admissions team.

Entrance Exam

At Paraclete High School, our freshmen applicants all take the HSPT (High School Placement Test). The HSPT is prepared to assess 8th graders in their education for ideal placement into high school for 9th grade. It is a common 2.5 hour long test.

Parents can look up information about this exam online at the HSPT Parent Page.

We offer a one day workshop to prepare for this entrance exam. You can sign up for the workshop or an exam time easily online.

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Transfer Application Process

Finding the right high school can take a few tries. Here at Paraclete, we are always looking to welcome bright students to our school.

Once all items are gathered please submit them to the front office. Once information is reviewed you will then be contacted for the next steps to admission.

All applicants are reviewed by the admissions committee.

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How to Apply

All transfer students are required to complete these steps for their application:

1: Student Letter

We want to hear why each students wants to join us here at Paraclete. The Student Letter part of the application should answer this question:

  • Why would you like to attend Paraclete High School?
2: Writing Sample

Please submit a completed piece of writing from a current high school class.

3: Character Reference Form

This paperwork should be filled out by an adult who can speak to the character of the student.

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4: Standardized Test Scores

Please send a copy of your most recent standardized testing scores with your application.

5: Transcripts

We take your current educational performance into account. Please submit your complete high school transcript so far. An unofficial copy is acceptable.

6: Letter from parent/guardian

We require each parent or guardian to also submit a letter as part of the application process. The letter should answer the following:

  • Why would you like your child to attend Paraclete?
  • What are your expectations of Paraclete?
7: Tour the Campus (OPTIONAL)

Come and visit our beautiful campus in Lancaster, CA. See the facilities and meet Student Ambassadors who can answer your questions about Paraclete High School.

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8: Submit Your Application

Submit all applications to the Front Office of Paraclete High School.

42145 30th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93536

Contact the Admissions team with any questions or concerns about your application

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Start your journey with the Spirits today and take the first step.

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