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.

CBE Flyer

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

Scheduling for CBEs

CCSD Students:
Scheduling for all CBEs will be completed by your Home School Counselor via the Infinite Campus registration system.

Non-CCSD Students:
Scheduling for all CBEs will be completed by NVLA School Counselors. Students must enroll as a concurrent student at NVLA.
Enroll Now or Contact our Counselors for assistance.

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

Spanish I & II

$10 per exam.

Students will take the test using Canvas.

The test consists of 4 sections:
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Writing, and Speaking

  • The Listening Comprehension section consists of 18 questions worth a total of 45 points.
  • The Reading Comprehension section consists of 15 questions worth a total of 49 points.
  • The Writing section consists of 22 questions worth a total of 80 points.
  • The Speaking section consists of 5 questions worth a total of 40 points.

Core Subjects

$50 per exam

Students must pass Credit by Exam tests
with a 70% or better.

Students may test for a credit-by-exam one time only. Students who pass the CBE will earn a “P” for pass on their transcript. Students scoring below 70% will have nothing recorded on the transcript.The grade on the exam does not affect the students GPA. CBE credits cannot count toward Honors credit. Credit by Exam posts to the student transcripts as external credit. Students can earn a total of six external credits from approved programs.

World Languages

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:

    1. ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) or ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc)
    2. 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, Italian,
Modern Greek, Portuguese, Spanish
Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese/Mandarin, Hebrew, Korean,
Persian-Farsi, Polish, Russian, Turkish, 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
Advanced Mid
Advanced High

Exams Available

Pre-Algebra Semester 10.5
Pre-Algebra Semester 20.5
Algebra I Semester 10.5
Algebra I Semester 20.5
Algebra II Semester 10.5
Algebra II Semester 20.5
Geometry Semester 10.5
Geometry Semester 20.5