501 W Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1576 | Mary K. Gallagher, Superintendent
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Northville Public Schools offers challenging programs for learners at all levels. Whether it’s a regular classroom or an advanced class, the curriculum, instructors, and other students help provide challenging classroom opportunities. All of these opportunities and challenges culminate at the high school level with many students receiving prestigious awards and other accolades. The Class of 2012 Graduate Profile includes:
Northville High School offers a comprehensive college-prep curriculum for students in grades 9- 12. Students have approximately 190 educational options including many Honors and Advanced Placement Courses.
Students may place out of a course and advance to a higher level because of their degree of skill or performance level. They may test out of a course because of their high knowledge level and competency of the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) or CCSS course requirements.
For specific questions about high school level acceleration, please contact the high school office or counseling department (248-344-8420).
Students may request to place out of a high school level course because of their advanced knowledge and skills. This occurs within the Business & Computer courses and the arts.
The term “placement testing” gives the student the option to waive the prerequisite requirements in order to appropriately place the student in a more difficult course. Successful completion of the testing does not result in earned credit toward graduation, nor is there any notation on the student’s transcript. Placement testing does not assess all the course requirements and guidelines as defined by the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Rather it tests a certain skill set that the student needs to demonstrate in order to progress to the next level course.
For specific questions about high school level placement testing, please contact the high school Counseling Department or course teacher.
High School testing out applies to situations in which students demonstrate competency of MMC or CCSS course content expectations or guidelines and receive credit toward graduation for that specific course for which they have successfully completed the “test out”. A student enrolled in high school, but not enrolled in a particular course, may be granted credit in the course by demonstrating a reasonable level of mastery. Successful completion of the test-out exam is achieved by attaining an 85% or above for honors level courses and a C+ (77%) or above for regular education courses. A passing grade on the test will appear on the student’s transcript as a credit, but will not count towards the student’s GPA. Instead, the grade will be listed as “G”. The Testing Out Application is due May 31, 2013 and testing for high school students is June 14, 2013.
The high school office will notify parents when the test is to be given and the test results as soon as possible. Note that there are neither appeals nor retakes.