• Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

    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 a course without having taken the course.  For example, a parent could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics. 

    How do I learn more?
    Parents are encouraged to attend one of the following regional sessions to learn information about options for acceleration of student learning.  We will explore the following information: 
             General ELA/Math Progressions
             Middle School Math Placement Guidelines
             Opportunities for Acceleration including SSA
             Timelines for Placement
             Additional Resources
             Opportunities for Questions & Answers
     Smith Magnet Elementary School will accept nominations for SSA during the following nomination window: April 20 - May 4, 2016. For additional information, please visit the following website: http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/ or contact Carly Williams, SSA Contact for Smith Magnet ES at: cjwilliams@wcpss.net.