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Applications Available for Students Hoping to Accelerate Coursework

Students who want to accelerate their coursework to achieve their academic goals may apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM). The CDM process allows students to earn credit in a particular course by demonstrating proficiency in the subject without completing the classroom instruction.  All North Carolina students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery in certain available courses. 
Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is a two-phase process: 
Phase I:  Students complete a standard examination of the assessment required for the course to demonstrate foundational knowledge and proceed to phase II where applicable.
Phase II: Students complete the artifact development process and local requirements to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the course content.
The Credit by Demonstrated Mastery student application window is from August 24- September 4, 2020. Applications can be found here.