Spearfish School District 40-2
CREDIT BY COURSE EQUIVALENCY EXAM
Credit by Exam
Students may petition to challenge and receive credit for courses by exam which have been specifically identified as eligible for challenge by the Spearfish School Board. This process enables students to demonstrate mastery of the course objectives and receive credit.Credit by exam sessions will be set up for students enrolled in grades 9-12. Those sessions will be held in the months of June, August and December of each school year. Select students enrolled in the district may test out of courses approved by the South Dakota Department of Education and for which the Department has developed such exams.
Special Notice to Middle School Students and Parents:
Middle school students (grades 6th through 8th) who have completed a high school course must take the appropriate end-of-course exam and score an 80% (Department of Education rule) or better for credit. The grade from the course (not the exam) will then be recorded as a letter grade on their high school transcript and calculated into the student’s grade point average (GPA). This must be completed before the student enters the 9th grade.
Approved January 11, 2010