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CHCCS students are able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom.
  
CDM offers middle and high school students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning credit for a high school course through demonstrating mastery of course content, without being required to complete classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat time.

Students who wish to pursue CDM will need to show mastery of the content by completing two phases. In phase I, students must complete an exam of course content. In phase II, students must create a product/performance that exhibits deeper understanding and application of course content.

Advanced Placement (AP), Healthful Living, and some Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are not eligible. View a list of eligible courses.

Students considering collegiate athletics should be advised that NCAA Division I and Division II colleges and universities do not recognize test-out credits in terms of meeting college entrance credit requirements, and therefore CDM is strongly discouraged for potential collegiate athletes.