Online Learning Services

Students are eligible to register to take an Assessment for Credit beginning in the eighth grade year and each subsequent year.  Annually students may earn high school Credit through Assessment for required MMC courses offered by the Waterford School District.  The credit earned will count toward meeting graduation requirements.  There is no maximum number of credits students may earn. However, a student may not test out of a course and then take a course which is lower in course sequence concerning the same subject area.

Students may earn credit if they successfully complete subject area content expectations or guidelines for the credit with an assessment score of 77% or better in each section of the test.  The assessment will include a written test, and may also involve a portfolio, performance, paper, project or demonstration.  Students will not receive a grade for this credit, but it will count towards a graduation credit with a P for pass on the student’s transcript.  Please understand that credit earned in a core course will not be accepted by NCAA for students wishing to participate in sports at Division I or Division II schools.  Students will be notified prior to registration of their assessment results. 

For more information see: Michigan Department of Education, Michigan merit Curriculum section 380.1278 (a)(4)(c) and Act 451 section 380.1279(b)

Assessment for Credit applications are accepted during the following time frames each school year:

  • October for the second semester opportunity with assessments taking place in November
  • February for the fall opportunity with assessments taking place in August

Please see your counselor for Assessment for Credit opportunities.

Please contact your student’s counselor for more information regarding Assessment for Credit.

Students in need of credit recovery may do so through our online program.  Please contact your student’s counselor for credit recovery information.

Online courses for new credit are available to students during the school year and summer months through our high school summer academy.  Please contact your student’s counselor for more information.