GCISD  Acceleration Testing Calendar - 2018-2019

This calendar  revised 9/28/18

Exams for Acceleration


Grades 6-12


Students, in grades 6 through 12, currently enrolled in the District can receive credit for an academic course or subject area, in which the student has had no prior instruction, with a passing score of 80% or higher on an exam approved by the district’s Board of Trustees. Students scoring less than 80% on such an examination shall not be given credit for the course. Credit obtained shall be recorded on the academic achievement record for grades 6 through 12. The recorded scores are the scores obtained from the Credit by Examination. [See Policy EHDC]

A student may take an exam to earn course credit no more than twice. If a student fails to achieve the designated score on the applicable exam before the beginning of the school year in which the student would need to enroll in the course according to the school’s course sequence, the student must complete the course.

Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2012-13 school year, the calculation of class rank shall exclude semester grades earned through credit by examination, with or without prior instruction; through a traditional correspondence course; or in summer school for the purpose of credit recovery. [See Policy EIC]


A student who has previously taken a course or subject - but did not receive credit for it - may, in circumstances determined by the counselor, principal, or attendance committee, be permitted to earn credit by passing an exam on the essential knowledge and skills defined for that course or subject. Prior instruction may include, for example, incomplete coursework due to a failed course or excessive absences, homeschooling, or coursework by a student transferring from a nonaccredited school.

The school counselor or principal would determine if the student could take an exam for this purpose. If approval is granted, the student must score at least 70% on the exam to receive credit for the course or subject. The attendance review committee may also offer a student with excessive absences an opportunity to earn credit for a course by passing an exam. [See Policy EHDB]

GCISD  Acceleration Testing Calendar - 2018-2019

This calendar  revised 9/28/18


May 18, 2019

Grapevine High School-Technology Education & Career Center
3223 Mustang
Grapevine, TX

TIME:   9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1.  Select the link Parent Information Packet (English or Spanish) and print. The registration form is included in the packet. (Registration opens March 19, 2019. Links will be available at that time)
2.  Complete the registration form and submit to a counselor.

Make note of the registration deadline. No registrations will be accepted after the posted deadline. 

Links to study guides: