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Credit by Examination

Credit by Examination for Acceleration without Prior Instruction

  • Credit-by-Examination for acceleration without prior instruction allows students to advance a grade level or to progress to courses that challenge them without having to take courses that cover information they already know.
  • There is no limit to how many grade levels or courses a student may advance through Credit/Acceleration by Examination. However, students in grades 6-12 may advance one grade level in each testing period. High school students may advance in one course in a subject area during each testing period.
  • A student in grades 6-12 will be given credit for an academic course if the student scores 80% or above on the ENTIRE course examination. An exception may be made by the principal for a student from out of district entering with ½ credit in a full credit course to take a test over the missing semester to complete the credit in the course. Grades earned through CBE are not included in the GPA ranking.
  • Secondary students (grades 6-12) will take two tests for each course in which they are testing. Secondary students wishing to advance a grade will take eight tests total. It is suggested not to take more than 2-3 exams a day for secondary students. 
  • A student in grades 8-12 may earn up to four credits during a summer examination administration.