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Credit by Demonstrated Mastery


  • 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: Applications may be submitted to Dana Pilkington via the AMS main office until 3:00 pm on December 13, 2019. 
    • Phase I Testing Window: February 17-28, 2020