• Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

    Uniquely qualified students may earn high school credit for specified courses without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom under the state’s Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option.  Students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.
    The program provides another opportunity for students to learn new content, to challenge themselves with the next level of rigor in a subject, and even graduate early. 
    Application Window for consideration of CDM in the 2020-2021 school year is closed.
    Phase I Testing Window: February 17-28, 2020
    More information and materials:
    Email any questions to: cdmquestions@wcpss.net

    Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

    Students meeting qualifying criteria can take advanced academic content in select mathematics or English Language Arts courses through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge. 

    • SSA allows students to show mastery of content in select elementary or middle school courses. Students who prove mastery do not have to take the course and may move on to the next level.  
    • Parents may nominate their child to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts or mathematics.  In middle school, students can be nominated to skip one of these courses:
      • 7 Plus 
      • 7th Grade ELA 
      • 8th Grade ELA

    Request for Test Administration Windows

    Test Requests must be submitted during the below windows based on your child’s CURRENT track.  We are not able to accept nominations outside the set windows for the given calendar.

    Test Request Window

    Track 1

    February 24-February 28th

    Tracks 2-4

    March 23rd-March 27th


    Requests for SSA Testing will be available here beginning on February 12th.