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 2022-23 school year must be submitted during your school’s calendar deadline.

    •  Leadership Academies, Modified and Year-Round Track 1:  Feb. 25, 2022
    •  Traditional Calendar and Year-Round Tracks 2, 3 and 4:  March 25, 2022
    •  Barwell, Fox Road and Walnut Creek Elementary:  March 18, 2022

     

    Testing Windows

    Students will be tested for SSA placement for the 2022-23 school year during the testing windows indicated below. No requests for testing outside these windows will be accepted. 

    • Leadership Academies:  March 28 - April 11, 2022
    • Modified Calendar, Year-Round Tracks 1, 2 and 3:  April 4 - 19, 2022
    • Traditional Calendar and Year-Round Track 4:  April 18 - May 3, 2022
    • Barwell, Fox Road and Walnut Creek Elementary:  May 9 - 23, 2022

    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.