• Single Subject Acceleration


    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. Only students who are currently enrolled and attending a WCPSS school during the open nomination and testing window are eligible to be considered for SSA.

    Test Request Deadlines

    Test Requests for the 2023-24 school year must be submitted during your school’s calendar request window.

          Carroll's Request Window: April 1 - April 12, 2024

    Testing Windows

    Students will test for SSA placement for the 2024-25 school year during the testing window indicated below. Requests for testing outside these windows will not be accepted. 

               Carroll's Testing Window: April 22 - May 6, 2024

    Your request for testing must be documented and provided to the SSA Coordinator at your school. The request must clearly indicate which one subject you wish for your student to be tested. Contact Carroll's SSA Coordinator, Steven Ervin, servin@wcpss.net, for more information regarding this process.

    2023-24 Test Request Form (ESP) - Click here to access the form. Due May 1, 2024.


    Also Note:

    • The student may be placed in virtual classroom in the 8th grade while receiving high school credit. 
    • Students that are currently in Math 7+ cannot take part in SSA for math, as they would already be placed in the Math 1 class as an eighth grader.
    • High school credit courses aren't available for SSA, for Carroll's purposes this information only applies to 6th and 7th graders. 
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