Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Thank you for your interest in Salpointe. Becoming a Lancer will be one of the best decisions of your life! Below are some Frequently Asked Questions. If we don't answer all of your questions here, please contact us.

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  • When can I visit the school?

    October 8, 2023 - Open House
    Join us on Sunday, October 8, 2023 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 performances by our instrumental, choral and thespian groups; and learn about our college counseling program, honors and advanced placement courses, cross-disciplinary programs in Humanities and STEM, athletics, extracurricular activities and more.

    Please join us for campus performances, athletic competitions and special events. You can visit our activities calendar here
    and our athletics calendar here.

    If you'd like to tour our campus before Open House in October, please contact Salpointe's Director of Admissions at
  • How do I apply for admission to Salpointe?

    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 an alumnus/a of Salpointe, 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 students?

    The entrance exam is of critical importance. The entrance exam score indicates students' readiness for Salpointe's rigorous curriculum. It also provides a standard to evaluate the diverse applicant pool of students from all over Southern Arizona. Additional consideration is given to previous standardized testing data, 7th and 8th grade transcripts, recommendations, legacy, Catholicity and family interviews. Find out more at our Policy on Admission of Students page.
  • Do I need to take the entrance exam (HSPT)?

    All incoming freshmen applicants are required to take the Entrance Exam (HSPT).
    • Catholic school students will take the Entrance Exam at their  school in November 2022.
    • All other students must take the Entrance Exam at Salpointe Catholic during the months of December and January.
    • CLICK HERE for more information.
  • How can I prepare for the entrance exam?

    The best preparation for success on the Entrance Exam (HSPT) is to work hard in middle school. 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 CLICK HERE

    Students should get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast prior to taking the HSPT.

  • When are notification letters sent?

    For Incoming Freshmen:
    • Students who have completed the online Application, taken the Entrance Exam, and have completed other parts of the check list will be notified of their admissions status in January 2024.
    For Transfer Students:
    • Notification letters of acceptance, non-acceptance, or waiting list placement will be communicated individually as students complete the admissions process.
  • Should I apply for an ESA?

    Should you apply for an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) for the 2023-24 school year? (The scenarios below are based on the average ESA of $8000.) 

    NO, if you:
    • Qualify for corporate tax credit funding
    • Receive more than $8000 in tax credit referrals
    YES, if you:
    • Do not qualify for income-based tax credit funding AND receive less than $8000 in tax credit referrals.
    For information on Arizona's ESA program, please visit

    For an overview of financial aid programs available to Salpointe students, please review the Financial Aid Guide.

    For financial aid guidance, please contact Salpointe’s Scholarship Office at 
  • Does Salpointe offer athletic scholarships?

    No, Salpointe does not offer athletic scholarships.  Salpointe only offers academic merit scholarships for incoming freshmen and need-based financial aid for all students. Financial aid and scholarship awards are made with no consideration of student activity participation. 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?

    Salpointe offers a one-time $1000 Merit Scholarship to students who score exceptionally high on the entrance exam.

    Salpointe strongly encourages 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). Please refer to
     our Financial Aid page for more information.
  • What courses are offered at Salpointe?

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

    Honors placement is largely determined by entrance exam scores. Salpointe also offers placement exams for those who seek to be placed in honors courses but did not initially test into them. English, math and foreign language placement tests are given each spring. 
  • What is the dress code at Salpointe Catholic?

    Salpointe maintains a dress code for all students. The dress code promotes a conducive learning environment, cultivates a serious approach to academics, relieves social pressure to keep up with current trends or styles and limits comparisons or competition among students. The dress code also supports the dignity of the individual based on character rather than on appearance. 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 offers 48 men’s and women’s athletic teams. Please see our Athletics page for more information.
  • What other ways can I get involved at Salpointe Catholic?

    Salpointe offers a wide range of programs, activities and services to meet the educational, social, spiritual and recreational needs of the Salpointe 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 Director

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  • Photo of Michael Fisher

    Michael Fisher 

    Director of Admission/Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Sacha Cueto

    Sacha Cueto 

    Administrative Assistant for Admission/Enrollment Management

Salpointe Catholic High School

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