• Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

    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, uniquely qualified 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. This option is not designed to replace existing accelerated pathways, such as the Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program at WCPSS.
    Application Deadline (must be submitted at your child's school): December 14, 2020
    Phase I Testing Window: February 15 - March 12, 2021
    More information and materials:
    Email any questions to: cdmquestions@wcpss.net

    Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

    Test Request Window: 8/17-8/31.  No late nominations will be accepted.

    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
    Please complete this form and email to our AIG Teacher, Michelle Gainey (mgainey@wcpss.net).