Single Subject Acceleration

  • 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 2021-22 school year must be submitted during your school’s calendar deadline.

    •  Traditional Calendar Schools, Year-Round Track 4, Barwell ES, Fox & Walnut Creek ES: March 22, 2021
    •  Leadership Academies: March 29, 2021
    •  Modified Calendar Schools: April 2, 2021

     

    Testing Windows

    Students will be tested for the 2021-22 during the testing windows indicated below. No requests for testing outside these windows will be accepted. 

    • Traditional Calendar Schools: April 7 - April 28, 2021
    • All Other Schools: April 19 - May 7, 2021

    Your request for testing must be documented and provided to the AIG Teacher. The request must clearly indicate which one subject you wish for your child to be tested. Below are the SSA Test Request Forms.

    Test Request Form (ENG)

    Test Request Form (ESP)

    Reach out to the SSA Contact at your child’s school with any questions.

     

     

  • SSA Notes

    Students who already participate in SSA math or ELA do not have to test again.   Successful completion of their current math or ELA class will move them forward next year.  Students cannot apply for SSA in more than one area... they can choose math OR English/Language Arts, but not both.  
     
    There are specific nomination and testing windows based on school calendar. Nominations will be accepted for each school only during their specified nomination window.  Testing is scheduled for 1st through 5th graders according to the specified dates.  Students will be given 2 hours for testing.  Parents of Kindergarten students will be given information about when their child will be assessed after the nomination period ends as their testing must be done in smaller groups.  
     
    Traditional Calendar Nomination Window:  
    April 6th to April 26th  (All forms MUST be received by the end of the school day on April 26th, no later than 4pm. Late nomination forms will not be accepted.)  
     
    Traditional Calendar Testing Window: May 4th-May 10th
    Pleasant Grove's Anticipated Testing Dates:  Monday May 6th to Wednesday May 8th.