Testing Out

Testing Out Option

Public Act 335 of 1993 states that high school credit may be earned in any course offered by the school through testing out. This applies to all Howell High School courses with the exception of courses lower in sequence of those already passed. This “credit” verifies proficiency of the course objectives. A grade of 77% or higher is needed to have this credit appear on the high school transcript. Failure to earn a 77% or better will not be reflected on the transcript. Testing can not be used to replace a grade earned in a course already taken. It will serve as credit only. Students may not test out of a class in which they are enrolled. Students will have the opportunity to test out based upon completion of the application process. Students may pick up the applications in March in the Guidance Office. Students and parents are expected to complete this application and return it to the Guidance Office by the date indicated on the application.

Additional Education Options for our Parents

The following options are offered through groups supported directly or indirectly by the Michigan Department of Education. Families should understand that although HPS relays this information, we do not endorse any specific organization, conference or program.

Local Organizations

Michigan Association for Gifted Children

Formerly Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education. The MAGC provides the resources and the know-how to help parents and educators improve the lives of Michigan’s advanced and accelerated children. We are THE source of information, education, advocacy, and support for this diverse community of learners, and the adults who love them. Our organization is all about gifted children and those who are concerned with them. Whatever you’re seeking, be it an article, a link, a contact name, event information or more, we hope you will find it on our web site. 


Michigan Association for Gifted Children Events

Options and Support for High Ability, Gifted Students

Contact Ann Grahl, MAGC, 616.365.8230, [email protected] 
30250 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 

WCAGE (Washtenaw County Association for Gifted Education)

All Livingston County families are encouraged to participate in the WCAGE parent group. WCAGE is dedicated to providing leadership, advocacy and support of differentiated education and services for the purpose of meeting the unique needs of gifted, talented and creative students in public and private schools, colleges and universities, and other settings in Michigan.

Contact WCAGE [email protected] 

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