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    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) is the process by which a student may earn credit for a high school course by demonstrating a deep understanding of the content of the course without course enrollment or seat time.  Based on student academic progress and need, CDM offers students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning.

    In order to receive Credit by Demonstrated Mastery, students are required to successfully complete a two-phase process:
    Phase 1:  Completion of Exam/Assessment (i.e. EOC, local assessment, etc.)
    Phase 2:  Completion of District Identified Artifact which demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge and skills relevant to the content standards.

    The spring application process is open. The application deadline for the spring CDM window is January 23, 2023.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)?

  • Who can apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery?

  • How does the Credit by Demonstrated Mastery process work?

  • How can I apply for CDM?

  • May a student receive credit through CDM for a course not offered at his/her school?

  • What high school courses can be taken for CDM?

  • Can the CDM process be completed for honors level courses?

  • How does CDM credit impact course prerequisites and sequencing?

  • How does the CDM policy and its implementation impact quality points and a student’s grade point average (GPA)?

  • What long-term considerations of CDM should I consider?

  • Who can answer questions about the CDM process?