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.
Credit by Exam does not satisfy the NCAA core course requirement.
Examinations are given monthly excluding September and July. Exam are proctored virtually, students test from home.
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*): See languages offered below.
* 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.
Please see the CBE Flyer above for test dates and times.
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
Modern Greek, Portuguese, Spanish
Persian-Farsi, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese