Test Out Information
About Test Out
Under Michigan legislation, high school students may request the opportunity to “test out” of any high school class they select. The intent is to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and skills they already possess to enroll in higher level courses. Students are not eligible to “test out” of a course in which they are currently enrolled or have previously failed. If you believe you have the extensive knowledge and background to demonstrate competency in a course, you may wish to consider this opportunity.
A student who successfully tests out of a course will receive credit toward graduation for the course. In order to pass, the legislation requires students to achieve a C+ (78%) or better. The test out grade will simply be a “pass” and will not be included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. Some courses require students to complete extended projects and/or research papers, in addition to passing the test out final exam.
Students need to declare their intent to Test Out by completing the Online Test Out Application on or before the deadline. This application must be filled out on or before April 14, 2017.
Student results will be available on May 17th in the high school counseling offices. Student results will also be mailed home on May 17th.