Testing Out Of Classes for Middle and High School Students


Suprita Nagali

A seventh grade LME class,

Suprita Nagali, Reporter

Middle and high school students can test out of classes. This way students can make room for other, more advanced classes. Students can test out during the winter and spring seasons.

“People test out of classes to take more sophisticated, and “smarter” classes,” says Greg Anglin ( a PCEP teacher).Testing out is an opportunity for students to earn credits for material they may already have a strong foundation in, without having to take the actual course for a semester or school year.” Basically, if you don’t have the desire to take a class that is necessary for graduation, you can test out. For example, you need to take at least 2 years of a foreign language. You can test out of Spanish One, and only have to take one more year of Spanish.  

To test out, you first have to register. Then, you take a test. In order to test out, you must get at least an 80 percent on the test. However, there are no practice tests, or textbooks that can be loaned. You must already know about the subject.

There are two registrations. One for winter and the other for spring. The winter registration was due on December 22, 2017, and next year it will be due around the same time. The spring registration is due on March 30, 2018. The actual winter tests are scheduled for January, 13, 20, February third, 10, and 27. The actual spring tests are on April 21, 28, May fifth, 12, and 14.

Testing out, just gives you credit for that class. There is no grade, and won’t impact your GPA. On the other hand, if you are planning on playing sports in college, any class that you test out of cannot be used for college-bound credit.  Also, there is no fee for testing out. It is completely free. Lastly, you must test out before that class begins. Otherwise, you will have to take that class.

If you have any questions, there are people you can contact. Each subject, like science, history, and math, has a different person you can talk to. For example, you would talk to Greg Anglin for different languages. For more information, go to this site. It also has more people you can contact: http://www.pccsk12.com/our-schools/plymouth-canton-educational-park/schedule-for-testing-out-of-future-courses.