• Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

    In Onslow County Schools, Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) allows students to show deep understanding of content and processes in most high school courses. CDM is for students who have mastery over all or the vast majority of course content prior to receiving instruction. This understanding will be shown through a multi-phase process which will include an examination and a product. Student work on each element will be assessed to determine if it reaches the level necessary to receive course credit. Students who demonstrate mastery will receive course credit, but not grade points. Students may only attempt CDM for a course one time. CDM should be completed at least one semester in advance of any schedule changes. Students and families should carefully consider the long-term scheduling implications when considering CDM. High school courses offered at the middle school level can also be considered for CDM. Students and families interested in CDM should contact their school counselor. For more information regarding CDM in Onslow County please visit the county website at www.onslow.k12.nc.us or contact Michael Elder at (910) 455-2211 ext. 20264 or michael.elder@onslow.k12.nc.us.