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 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.
     
     
  • What is it? 

    • The process of SKIPPING elementary or middle school courses in either ELA or Math.

    Why would I want this for my child? 

    • It provides an opportunity for acceleration outside the suggested placement.