Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)
Test Request Window: 2/22-3/22. No late nominations will be accepted.
ARMS SSA Testing: 4/21 (remotely)
Students meeting qualifying criteria can take advanced academic content in select mathematics or English Language Arts courses through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge.
- SSA allows students to show mastery of content in select 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. In middle school, students can be nominated to skip one of these courses:
- 7 Plus: Students currently enrolled in Math 6, Math 6 Plus, or Math 7 can be nominated to take a comprehensive assessment covering all 7 Plus standards.
- 7th Grade ELA: Current 6th grade students can be nominated to take a comprehensive assessment covering all 7th grade ELA Standards & a writing assessment.
- 8th Grade ELA: Current 7th grade students can be nominated to take a comprehensive assessment covering all 8th grade ELA Standards & a writing assessment.
Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
Students may earn high school credit for specified courses without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom.Under the state’s Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.The program provides another opportunity for students to learn new content, to challenge themselves with the next level of rigor in a subject, and even graduate early. This option is not designed to replace existing accelerated pathways, such as the Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program at WCPSS.The CDM nomination window is closed for consideration of acceleration for the 2021-2022 school year.