Single Subject Acceleration

  • Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student's age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.

    SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of an elementary or middle school course without having taken the course. A parent may nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.
     
     
  • SSA Notes
     
    Students who already participate in SSA math or ELA do not have to test again.   Successful completion of their current math or ELA class will move them forward next year.  Students cannot apply for SSA in more than one area... they can choose math OR English/Language Arts, but not both.  
     
    There are specific nomination and testing windows based on school calendar. Nominations will be accepted for each school only during their specified nomination window.  Testing is scheduled for 1st through 5th graders according to the specified dates.  Students will be given 2 hours for testing.  Parents of Kindergarten students will be given information about when their child will be assessed after the nomination period ends as their testing must be done in smaller groups.  
     
    Traditional Calendar
    Nomination Window:  April 6th to April 26th  (All forms MUST be received by the end of the school day on April 26th, no later than 4pm. Late nomination forms will not be accepted.)  Testing Window May 4th-May 10th
    Pleasant Grove's Anticipated Testing Dates:  Monday May 6th to Wednesday May 8th.