Credit By Exam (CBE):
If a Student Has Taken the Course:
Credit by Examination With Prior Instruction (CBE/WPI)
Credit by Examination/With Prior Instruction (CBE/WPI) provides a student who has prior instruction in a course to use credit by examination for earning credit for that course/subject. With the recommendation of the campus principal, a student may use credit by examination to demonstrate mastery in any subject in elementary grades or to earn credit in any academic course at the secondary level. Eligibility is also determined on the basis of a review of the student's educational records.
On recommendation of the campus attendance committee, a student who has excessive absences may be permitted to earn or regain course credit through credit by examination.
Credit by examination shall not be used to gain eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities.
To receive a credit, a student shall earn a grade of 70 or above on the examination. If such credit is given the district shall enter the examination score on the student's transcript. No weighted grades will be given. THE COURSE/GRADE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE STUDENT'S GPA (GRADE POINT AVERAGE) AS STANDARD GRADE POINTS.
Students have multiple opportunities to receive credit in regular classes, at no financial cost. There are also opportunities through summer school, evening school and credit by exam, all of which require a fee. The student will pay this fee. This fee is non refundable, even if the student does not take the test.
Click below for Guidelines and Procedures and for CBE application:
If a Student Has NOT Taken the Course:
Credit by Examination for Accelerated Placement - Without Prior Instructions (CBE/WOPI)
Credit by Examination/Without Prior Instruction (CBE/WOPI) provides for grade level acceleration and course credit for students who are enrolled in the district and have no prior formal instruction in the grade level or course. According to TEC § 28.023 (c), the passing standard is a grade of 80 percent or above. According to TAC § 74.24 (2), the District shall not charge for examinations for acceleration. The fee will be borne by the campus CBE funds. If a parent requests an alternative examination, the district may administer and recognize results of a test purchased by the parent or student from the University of Texas at Austin.
The district uses the credit by examinations purchased from Texas Tech University.
In grades 6-12, the district shall give a student credit for an academic subject in which the student has received no prior instruction if the student scores 80 percent or above on a credit by examination for the applicable course. If such credit is given, the district shall enter the examination score on the student's transcript. No grade will be recorded if the student does not accelerate. No weighted grades will be given. THE COURSE/GRADE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE STUDENT'S GPA (GRADE POINT AVERAGE) AS STANDARD GRADE POINTS.
Click below for Guidelines and Procedures for CBE/WOPI and also for application:
See the appropriate MHS counselor for more information.