• What is Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)?

    Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in one subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English Language Arts. 

    Who can be tested for SSA?

    Current Kindergarten students through 7th grade students. Requests for SSA testing comes from parents.

    Is my child a good candidate for SSA?

    • Consider your child’s social and emotional maturity.
    • Your child may be taking classes with peers who may be older.
    • Consider your child’s organizational skills and ability to focus. 
    • Can your child begin or complete projects by themselves?
    • Your child will be skipping an entire year’s worth of content and background knowledge.
    • The AIG teacher and homeroom teachers are not responsible for covering any content your child skipped as a result of receiving SSA services.
    • If your child qualifies for SSA in math or ELA in elementary or middle school, some courses take place online. During the school day, students participate independently in these online courses.
    • SSA may result in a different class schedule. To accommodate your child's academic needs, the school may assign your child a nontraditional schedule. The final decision about scheduling will be made by the principal at each school.

    Single Subject Acceleration Parent Information 

    Parent Request Window: February 22 - April 2

    Testing Window: April 19 - May 7

    Any questions contact our AIG teacher Cathy Vogt at cvogt@wcpss.net