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Credit by Demonstrated Mastery 2021-2022



  • Please review all resources, charts, and FAQs on the WCPSS site before submitting questions or application.
*Please pay close attention to deadlines.  No late or early applications will be accepted.  Applications will be accepted in the main office of MPMS or by EMAIL.  Please make sure the application is in a sealed envelope with CDM and Full Student Name and ID Number written on the outside of the envelope. You may also scan and send application to  Please make sure copy is clear, all signatures are complete, and form is dated.   
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.
Students who apply for CDM, and their parent(s), will be required to attend an Academic Counseling session before Phase 1 testing.  Sessions will be seceduled after the application period is over. 
First Day of Application Submission: November 15, 2021 (no applications will be accepted before this date)
Application Deadline (must be submitted at your child's school): December 17, 2021 by 3:00 pm 
Phase I Testing Window: February 2021 - March 2021 
  • Phase 1 testing, by State Mandate, must take place in a face to face environment.  At this time, the state is not granting any exceptions to this mandate.  
  • Results will be availabe on March 21
 Phase 2 Testing Window
  • Phase 2 testing will take place before April 22

Notifications of Final Decisions - May 2022

More information and materials:
Email any questions to:
MPMS Contact: Heather Milligan,