Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The application process at Salpointe Catholic is designed to be as simple as possible to the prospective parent. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions, primarily for our incoming freshmen students.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are open.  Apply Now!

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  • When can I see the school?

    October 10, 2021 - Open House

    Join us on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. for our annual Open House! Families are invited to attend dynamic sessions presented by our faculty, meet current students, enjoy our musical and choral groups, and learn about our college counseling program, honors and advanced placement courses, cross-disciplinary programs in Humanities and STEM, athletics and other extracurricular activities and more.
  • How do I apply for admission to Salpointe Catholic?

    Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are open.  Apply Now!

    All interested students must complete our online application form.
    CLICK HERE and select the “Create an Account” option.  If you already have a student at Salpointe Catholic or are alumni of Salpointe Catholic, please use the “Already have an Account” option. Once you apply, an online checklist will be created for your student.
  • What criteria are used to select Salpointe Catholic students?

    First and foremost, the entrance exam is of critical importance. The entrance exam score is important because Salpointe’s applicant pool is always a very large, diverse group of students from all over Southern Arizona.  Additional consideration is given to standardized testing data, 7th and 8th grade transcripts, recommendations, legacy, Catholicity and family interview. Find out more at our Policy on Admission of Students page.
  • Do I need to take the entrance exam?

    All incoming freshmen applicants are required to take the Entrance Exam.
    • Catholic School students will take the Entrance Exam at their school in November 2021.
    • All other students can take the Entrance Exam at Salpointe Catholic on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 8:00 am or Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 8:00 am.
    • CLICK HERE for more information.
  • How can I prepare for the entrance exam?

    The best preparation to be successful is to work hard in middle school. Students should get a good night's sleep before the test and eat breakfast.

    Some students find it helpful to become familiar with the format of the exam.  If you do want more information on the HSPT, practice tests, learning modules and additional links to other information, please
  • What entrance exam does Salpointe Catholic use?

    Salpointe Catholic uses the STS High School Placement Test (HSPT).
  • When are notification letters sent?

    For Incoming Freshmen - Class of 2026:
    • Students who have completed the online Application, taken the Entrance Exam, and have completed other parts of the checklist; their decision will be posted on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 4:00 pm.
    For Transfer Students:
    • Notification letters of acceptance, non-acceptance, or waiting list placement will be communicated individually as students complete the admissions process.
  • Does Salpointe offer athletic scholarships?

    No, Salpointe Catholic does not offer athletic scholarships.  Salpointe Catholic does have a need-based Financial Aid Program. The application for financial aid is separate from the application for admission, although the two application cycles overlap. Find out more at our Financial Aid page.
  • Besides Financial Aid, are there any other scholarships?

    For incoming freshmen, Salpointe Catholic does offer The Merit Scholarship Fund.  This provides one-year scholarships to students who score exceptionally high on Salpointe’s entrance exam.

    Salpointe Catholic strongly encourages its families to pursue additional funding opportunities that may be available for your student through Arizona individual and corporate tax credits and other need‐based Student Tuition Organizations (STOs).
    Find out more at our Financial Aid page.
  • What courses are offered at Salpointe Catholic?

    Graduation requirements and a full course listing may be found on our Academics page.
  • How can I register for honors classes my freshman year?

    Salpointe Catholic offers placement exams for English, math and foreign language each spring. Course placement also depends on entrance exam scores.
  • What is the dress code at Salpointe Catholic?

    Salpointe Catholic maintains a dress code for students. The student dress code is important to promote a conducive learning environment. Students are expected to dress appropriately while on campus and during all school-sponsored activities. Find out more at our Student Life page.
  • What athletic teams does Salpointe Catholic offer?

    Salpointe Catholic offers 48 men’s and women’s athletic teams. Over 85% of our student body participate in co-curricular activities.  Check out our Athletics page.
  • What other ways can I get involved at Salpointe Catholic?

    Salpointe Catholic offers a wide range of programs, activities and services to meet the educational, cultural, social, spiritual and recreational needs of the Salpointe Catholic student. Co-curricular activities help prepare a student for a healthy and active life in high school and beyond. Find out more at our Clubs and Activities page.

Meet our Admissions Team

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    Michael Fisher 

    Director of Admission

Important Admission Dates

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    Admission Decision Notification - Class of 2026

    For the Class of 2026, students who have completed the online Application, taken the Entrance Exam, and have completed other parts of the checklist; their decision will be posted on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 4:00 pm.  Log into myPointe to see the decision.

    Transfer Students are notified individually.
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Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
Attendance: (520) 327-1990
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