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 of Section 1279b is to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and skills they already possess to enroll in higher level courses. 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. There are no study guides or review packets to prepare for these exams. All tests are aligned to External LinkMichigan State Subject Standards as outlined by MDE.

Students need to declare their intent to test out by completing the Google FormsOnline Test Out Application on or before the deadline. This application must be completed on or before April 16, 2021. A student may only sign up for one exam per time slot.

Student exam results will be sent via email or regular mail to the address listed on the registration form by May 29, 2021. Courses requiring students to complete extended projects and/or research papers, in addition to passing the test out final exam, must be completed by June 4, 2021.

Middle School Students

Current TCAPS middle school students who are attempting to earn high school credit as part of their regular math or world language classes do not need to fill out the application.  To earn high school world language or math credit, TCAPS middle school students will be taking the same test out exams for world language and/or math as any other student, during their regular school day. 

The application does apply to TCAPS middle school students who would like to attempt to test out of a course that is not part of their regular classes. For example, if a TCAPS middle school student would like to attempt to test out of a required middle school course, he/she would need to fill out the Google FormsMiddle School Online Test Application by the April 23, 2021, deadline and attend a testing session to attempt to earn credit. 

High School 2021 Test Out Dates

 

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    11:30 AM-1:30 PM

High School 2021 Test Location

 

  • Central High School
    1150 Milliken Drive
    Traverse City, MI 49686

For More Information

If you have questions about selecting the appropriate test, or would like further information,  please contact your school counselor.