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Secondary Education FAQ

Advanced Placement

How do I know if my college will accept my AP credit from high school?

Each college and university makes its own decisions about awarding credit and placement. Most have a written policy spelling out things like the minimum required score to earn credit for a given AP Exam, the amount of credit awarded and how credits are applied. Please check with the college you will be attending for more information on acceptance of AP credit. 

Mississippi Virtual Public Schools

How do I enroll my student in Mississippi Virtual Public School?

How many courses can my student take in Mississippi Virtual Public Schools?

A student is limited to 2 Carnegie units per school year through this program.  Registration for courses is completed through an on-site coordinator at the local public high school.  Participation in this program is determined by each district.  Contact the local public high school or district central office.

Science

When will the new Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Science be implemented?

The 2018 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards (MS-CCRS) for Science in 2018-19 will be piloted for school year 2017-2018. The standards will be in full implementation for school year 2018-2019.

When will the new Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Science affect assessments?

As districts and schools move toward full implementation of the 2018 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards (MS-CCRS) for Science in 2018-19, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will develop and implement newly aligned assessments for Grade 5 science, Grade 8 grade science, and Biology. These assessments will measure the standards and performance objectives outlined in the respective courses. For example, the Grade 8 science assessment will assess the Grade 8 standards and performance objectives as stated in the 2018 MS-CCRS for Science. During the 2017-18 school year, science assessments will align to the 2010 Mississippi Science Framework and will include field test items aligned to 2018 MS-CCRS for Science. The new assessments will be operational during the 2018-19 school year.

Secondary Education

Can students receive Carnegie credit beginning at the 7th grade level?

Standard 14 of the 2016 Accountability Standards allows student to receive Carnegie credit beginning in 7th grade.

Standard 14 Note: Students enrolled in grades 7-12 may be awarded a Carnegie unit credit provided the course content is a Carnegie unit bearing course in the current edition of the Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools of Mississippi Manual.