Demonstrate mastery of course material through credit by exam.
The Academy offers students a variety of options for Credit by Exam. Credit by Exam is only available for courses in which the student is not currently enrolled and has not previously taken. All Credit by Exam is subject to enrollment fee.
Examinations are given monthly excluding September and July. Tests begin at 9:00 am at the NVLA campus.
- August 26, 2017
- October 7, 2017
- November 4, 2017
- December 2, 2017
- January 13, 2018
- February 10, 2018
- March 3, 2018
- April 7, 2018
- May 5, 2018
- June 21, 2018
Courses Available for CBE:
English/Language Arts: English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12
Introduction to Computers: 1/2 credit
Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Algebra II (Trigonometry)
Social Studies: US Government, US History, World History
Foreign Language (CCSD): Spanish I, Spanish II
Foreign Language (ACTFL*): Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, etc.
* The Academy has partnered with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to offer Credit by Exam for a wide array of foreign languages. For a complete list of available languages, please visit http://www.actfl.org/
Scheduling for CBEs
Scheduling for all CBEs will be completed by your Home School Counselor via the Infinite Campus registration system.
Students may schedule CBE testing at the NVLA campus only.
Tests are offered the first Saturday of each month at 9:00am (excluding Holidays and summer term).
CBE Grading and Fees
ACTFL is the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Students participating in online testing and an oral proficiency interview can earn up to five (5) semesters of language credit. Visit the ACTFL website for a full list of available languages. Tests are administered by the Language Testing Institute (LTI) on behalf of ACTFL. The test is divided into two parts:
- ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) or ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc)
- ACTFL Written Proficiency Test (WPT)
Students must take both the oral and the written parts of the test in order to receive CCSD credit in foreign language. In cases where the ratings differ between the two tests, credit will be awarded based on the lower of the two ratings. Credits will be issued based on the prof. level demonstrated on the OPI and the WPT.
Official ACTFL OPI/WPT Rating
|Category I and II Languages||Category III and IV Languages|
|Dutch, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu||Albanian, Arabic, Cambodian, Cantonese, Czech, Filipino, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian-Farsi, Polish, Russian, Servo-Croatian, Vietnamese|
|Novice Low||0 credits||0 credits|
|Novice Mid||0 credits||1 credit|
|Novice High||1 credit||2 credits|
|Intermediate Low||2 credits||3 credits|
|Intermediate Mid||3 credits||4 credits|
|Intermediate High||4 credits||5 credits|
|Advanced Low||5 credits|
|Pre-Algebra Semester 1||0.5|
|Pre-Algebra Semester 2||0.5|
|Algebra I Semester 1||0.5|
|Algebra I Semester 2||0.5|
|Algebra II Semester 1||0.5|
|Algebra II Semester 2||0.5|
|Geometry Semester 1||0.5|
|Geometry Semester 2||0.5|
|English 9 Semester 1||0.5|
|English 9 Semester 2||0.5|
|English 10 Semester 1||0.5|
|English 10 Semester 2||0.5|
|English 11 Semester 1||0.5|
|English 11 Semester 2||0.5|
|English 12 Semester 1||0.5|
|English 12 Semester 2||0.5|
|U.S. Government Semester 1||0.5|
|U.S. Government Semester 2||0.5|
|U.S. History Semester 1||0.5|
|U.S. History Semester 2||0.5|
|World History Semester 1||0.5|
|World History Semester 2||0.5|
|Introduction to Computers||0.5|