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.