2020-2021 Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of skipping a grade level of content, or 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. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. Testing for eligibility is required during the WCPSS mandated testing window. A student must be enrolled AND attending a WCPSS public school to participate in SSA Testing.
Students are only able to TEST AND QUALIFY for ONE SUBJECT AREA – Language Arts or Math. For example, a parent/guardian could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.
NEW FOR 2020:
The Nomination Window for the 2020-2021 School Year is ONE WEEK ONLY from MARCH 23 - 27. This is prior to Spring Break. Parents must submit a TEST REQUEST FORM between March 23 and March 27 for your child to be tested for SSA. A link to the Test Request Form will be published closer to the Test Request Nomination Window.
Test request forms will NOT be accepted before March 23, or after 3:45pm on March 27.
SSA Testing will take place between April 20th - 30th. Exact test dates will be emailed to parents of nominated students after Spring Break.
How do I learn more? The following resources have been provided to assist parents with Single Subject Acceleration. If you are considering nominating your child for SSA testing, please carefully review this information. It is imperative to your child's success that you consider all of their traits and abilities, not just an academic strength in one subject. (Please see attachments)
Please email Mrs. Walters ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have specific SSA questions.