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Credit by Demonstrated Mastery 2023-2024


Credit By Demonstrated Mastery 2023-2024

  • 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 attach an application to  Please make sure the copy is clear, all signatures are complete, and the form is dated.
EMAIL is the preferred method of turning in application.  Please use the following Subject LIne --- CDM Application for Student Full Name
If an application is turned into a teacher, counselor, or HR teacher, the application is considered to not have been turned in correctly and may be denied. You will receive a confirmation email within 3 - 5 days from our coordinator to acknowledge the application being received.
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 scheduled after the application period is over. Meetings are usually scheduled for January.  
Students may only apply for courses that are NEXT in their course of study.  For example - a 7th grader in ELA 7 may not apply for English 1.  
This is the only application period for the year. 
First Day of Application Submission: October 16th, 2023 (no applications will be accepted before this date)
Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 by 2:00 pm 
Phase I Testing Window: February 16 - 29, 2024
  • 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 available sometime after March 6, 2024. 
 Phase 2 Testing Window
  • Phase 2 testing will take place from March 18 - April 12, 2024

Notifications of Final Decisions - May 2024

More information and materials: PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL THIS INFORMATION.

Students who have applied for the CDM process must stay current with their school email and respond to any questions or requests from the CDM coordinator.  Students will be the main point of contact for all emails during the CDM process. 

Email any questions to:  Please email BEFORE contacting the school coordinator. 
MPMS Contact: Heather Milligan,