For many students in private middle schools, eighth grade brings its share of difficulties. Making new friends, getting over the old friends growing up and out in all the awkward places, these are some of the issues that many eighth graders face. For those eighth graders planning on attending a Catholic High School, eighth grade also means that it is time to take the Catholic High School Entrance Exams.
If your child is in eighth grade and planning to attend one of the many Catholic High Schools in New York then he or she must take the entrance exams required before the end of the fall. While testing dates and deadlines vary by year, this year they end by mid- November.
Catholic School Exams 2009 Dates
- TACHS: Registration deadline is October 7th
Test Dates: November 13 for Archdiocese of New York
November 14 for Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens
- CHSEE: Registration deadline is October 30
CHSEE, formally known as the COOP test, is the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. The CHSEE tests their understanding of language, reading, and mathematics, as well as memory and reasoning skills
The TACHS is the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools. The Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools, or TACHS, tests students abilities in many different areas, including the standard Reading, Mathematics, Language, but also including an entire section on logical ability and reasoning.
If you have an eighth grader planning on attending a Catholic High School next year, remind them that the time is coming to register and prepare for the CHSEE and TACHS exams.