Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

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    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.  

    We will accept applications for the 2019-20 school year beginning in spring 2019. 

  • 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.