Through the University of Texas, students can take a correspondence course or "test out" of a course by taking credit-by-exam (CBE). Visit http://www.utexas.edu/ce/k16/cbe-ea/about/ for more information.
Bryan High School students can "test out" of a course by taking a final exam in that course. The exam will need to be sent to BHS to be proctored by an advisor. For more information, or to set up a test date, contact Kay Leifeste at 209-2612 or email@example.com. The CBE score will NOT count in a student's GPA. (Note: this information is specific to Bryan High School and Bryan ISD; we do not provide CBEs to students from other school districts.)
There are two types of CBE: remediation and acceleration. Review Sheets can be found online.
CBE for remediation can be taken if a student fails a course with a 60-69.
CBE for acceleration is taken to get ahead on coursework; the student cannot have taken the course before.
In a correspondence course, the student will be sent lessons by a professor. You can choose to take the course online or have paper lessons sent to you. Upon completing each lesson, the student sends it back to the professor, who grades it. A final exam will be sent to BHS to be proctored by an advisor. Credit is earned for a score of 70 or better. The cost for a correspondence course is $195. Register online at http://www.utexas.edu/ce/k16/cbe-ea/high-school-courses/. A maximum of three credits can be awarded for correspondence courses; grades from correspondence courses are NOT part of a student's GPA.