Single Subject Acceleration 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 in either Language Arts or Mathematics.
Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice only within specified nomination windows. SSA testing will occur prior to the end of this school year during the designated testing windows for consideration of SSA for the 2018-2019 School Year.
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Parent Information Sessions
Come join us to learn about options for acceleration of student learning! Parents will explore the following information:
- General ELA/Math Progressions
- Middle School Math Placement Guidelines
- Opportunities for Acceleration including Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)
- Additional Resources
Parents are encouraged to attend one of the following regional sessions. The sessions are:
*In the case of inclement weather & school cancellation, the session will be cancelled.
February 13, 2018
Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge.
Does My Child Qualify?
SSA allows students to show mastery of content in select elementary or middle school courses. Students who prove mastery do not have to take the course and may move on to the next level.
Parents may nominate their child to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts or mathematics.
Students are nominated for SSA by their parents or guardians. They will be assessed at their school based upon grade level. Depending on grade level and subject, this could include a multiple-choice test and/or a writing sample. Your school will have more specific information about this process once your child is nominated.
Nominating Your Child
We accept SSA nominations during specific times of spring semester for the following school year. Please refer to the chart below to find which calendar your child’s school follows, then the corresponding nomination window.
The Single Subject Acceleration nomination form is due to your child’s school before final dismissal time on the last day of the nomination window. Nomination forms will be made available March 26 via a link from this site.
Following are the schools or school calendars followed by the nomination window:
Wake Leadership Academies, March 26 - April 10
Modified, April 2-13
Traditional, April 13-26
Year-Round Track 1, April 12-25
Year-Round Track 2, April 9-20
Year-Round Track 3, April 12 - May 17
Year-Round, Track 4, May 4-17
Barwell and Walnut Creek Elementary Schools, May 4-17