• Single Subject Acceletation


    February 13, 2019

    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

    The nomination windows for SSA are as follows for the following schools or classification of schools:

    • Wake Young Men's and Young Women's Leadership Academies- 4/1-4/12/2019
    • Modified Calendar Schools - 4/5-4/18/2019
    • Traditional Calendar Schools, plus Fox Road Elementary, Carroll Middle, East Garner MS and East Millbrook Middle - 4/23-5/6/2019
    • Year-Round Track 1 Calendar Schools - 4/15-4/29/2019
    • Year-Round Track 2 Calendar Schools - 4/16-4/30/2019 
    • Year-Round Tracks 3 and 4 Calendar Schools, plus Barwell and Walnut Creek Elementary - 5/10-5/23/2019


    SSA Nomination Forms


    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 in either Math or English/Language Arts.  SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of content of select elementary or middle school courses without having taken the course.


    During the nomination window, parents or teachers can nominate students to skip a grade level of content in either English/Language Arts OR Mathematics. Students may only be nominated and assessed for SSA in ONE subject area.


    The Nomination Window for Highcroft is from April 23-May 6. Nomination Windows officially close at the end of the school day for each designated window.  

    Nomination forms are available in the attached document. If you have any questions, please review the attached document and then email specific questions to Mrs. Walters at dwalters1@wcpss.net.