Middle School Credit By Exam Grades 6-8

  • Credit by Examination for acceleration  (Without Prior Instruction) is available to sixth through eighth-grade students who wish to advance a grade level. 

    Students wishing to skip a grade level must demonstrate 80% or higher mastery in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. If a student fails to meet 80% mastery on any test the testing will be discontinued.

    For a student to advance in mathematics they must have an 80% or higher mastery for the two semesters combined.

    Score reports will be available in Skyward Family access 4-5 weeks after the date of the test administration.   No information on results may be released by phone or email because of privacy laws.


    Applications may be obtained from the middle school counselor. The application must be returned to the counselor. The deadlines for the application to be in the Credit by Exam Office are listed on the Test Calendar.

    Testing Guidelines

    Students may take a Credit by Exam for acceleration purposes during any of the four testing periods. However, the following restrictions apply:

    • Placement in a new course will only occur at the start of a school year (or semester for semester courses) regardless of when a CBE for acceleration is taken
    • Students may only attempt acceleration two times for the same course

    Application Deadlines and Testing Information

    School Year Quarters Date Deadline Status Location Notes
    2018-19 Jul.-Sept. Aug. 3-24, 2018 Aug. 3, 2018 CLOSED Home Campus Students enrolled in Geometry, may take Algebra II
    2018-19 Oct.-Dec. Oct. 22-Nov. 9 Oct. 12, 2018 OPEN Home Campus Students enrolled in Geometry, may take Algebra II