• The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Board of Education defines acceleration as allowing a student to move through traditional educational organizations more rapidly, based on readiness and motivation. Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of 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 in either math or english/language arts.   SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of content of select elementary or middle school courses without having taken the course. 

     

    ​During specified nomination windows, parents or teachers can nominate students to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts OR Mathematics.  Students may only be nominated and assessed for SSA in ONE subject area

     

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    Single Subject Acceleration

     

     

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