Admission to Catholic Central

Thank you for your interest in applying to Detroit Catholic Central High School! We want to do everything we can to get to know our applicants. We want good young men as students at CC, so much of our process is geared at getting to know the interests and character of our applicants. Test scores and academic performance are also important; we want to make sure we’re putting our students in the best possible situation for them to succeed.

The link below will allow you to create a parent log in, and start an application for your son. If you have any questions please don't hesistate to contact the admissions office directly.

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Applying for Freshmen Year

      We want good young men at CC, so our application process is designed to let us get to know each applicant as well as we can.
      • Incoming 9th grade students should apply after their first marking period of 8th grade.
      • Applications are generally accepted between October and mid June for the following school year.
      • Initial acceptance decisions will be sent out on the 4th Friday in January, after which decisions will be made on a rolling basis through June.
      • Students applying for 9th grade are required to complete the High School Placement Test and the application checklist found in your myCC account.
    • High School Placement Test

      • The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for all incoming freshmen at Detroit Catholic Central High School. It is a standardized test developed to help us place incoming freshmen in the correct classes. With more than 60 feeder schools, it is important for us to have a common score for every incoming student.
      • The HSPT takes approximately 3 hours, and calculators are not allowed. Students should bring two #2 pencils, and there is a $50 testing fee (payable at the time of online registration or at the door).
      • Upcoming test dates:
        • February 1, 2020 (Link to register)
        • March 7, 2020 (Registration opens after February test)
      • CC does not offer or consider the optional Science portion of the HSPT.
    • High School Placement Test Prep Classes

      • The CC HSPT Prep Course is meant to introduce the students to the HSPT and focuses on the Math, and English portions of the test, and also includes general test taking skills. The course will conclude with a scored practice test, and students will leave with a study book.
      • Cost for the Prep Course is $45/student, and space is limited to the first 100 students to sign up for the session. Students should only sign up for one session.
      • Prep Classes are only offered for the fall HSPT dates. Register by clicking on the event at the bottom of this page.
    • Other Placement Tests

      • CC mainly uses the composite score and national percentiles from the Reading, Math, and Language sections of the HSPT. These scores allow CC to initially place students into classes for their freshman year (honors, regular, basic) or identify students who might need additional support during the summer.
      • CC offers additional subject placement exams for math and foreign language in the spring to better place students when necessary.
    • Transfer Opportunities

      • Detroit Catholic Central High School accepts transfer students at the start of each semester, but does not accept students going into their senior year of high school unless there is a rare circumstance.
      • The academic rigor of CC is typically more demanding than other schools, so it is important that the student is placed correctly coming in. Meetings, transcripts, and course descriptions help in this effort.
      • Transfer applicants do not need to take the HSPT, but need to provide the following:
        • Current High School Transcript, with GPA above 2.5
        • Discipline and Attendance History
        • Complete Application
        • Essay about why they would like to attend CC (250-500 words)
        • Interview
      • Admissions-Timeline


    Admissions Events

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    “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.