Exam for Acceleration/Credit by Exam

UPDATED Information for Exams for Acceleration (updated December 1, 2020)

Thank you for inquiring about Exam for Acceleration. We have changed our process to make it easier for you to register for Exam for Acceleration.  After consulting with your student’s counselor regarding Exam for Acceleration processes and prerequisites, please visit the Exam for Acceleration webpage to complete the appropriate Google form:


HPISD Exam for Acceleration


Step 1: There are separate forms for incoming 1st-5th graders and 6th-12th graders. Please select the appropriate form to complete. Once you have completed the form and submitted it, the Assessment Department will obtain approval from your child’s counselor and principal. Please refer to the information and instruction documents on the Exam for Acceleration webpage regarding commonly asked questions.


Step 2: Each exam costs $35. Please mail your check payable to Highland Park ISD to:



Attn: Jaime Callahan

7015 Westchester Drive

Dallas, TX 75205


Checks must be postdated by the registration date deadline:

December 11, 2020 for January 23 assessment

May 3, 2021 for June 1 & 2 assessments

June 17, 2021 for July 20 & 21 assessments

                                                                                                                                                                                        ** Please note, if you choose to take an exam 'Out of District' it still must be approved by the Campus Principal and HPISD Director of Assessment to receive credit.

Questions: Contact Dr. Jaime Callahan, district test administrator, at 214-780-3088. Dr. Callahan will contact the student with time & location of exams.