Single Subject Acceleration

  • 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. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course.

    What is the process for Single Subject Acceleration?
    Parents can nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.

    Nomination forms will be available from your child’s school or through the online site listed below during the specified Nomination Windows.

    Only students who are enrolled and attending WCPSS schools during the Nomination and Testing Windows will be eligible to participate in the in SSA during the 2021-2022 school year. Schools will offer differentiation as needed for students entering WCPSS after the SSA deadlines.

    Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice ONLY within our school’s specified nomination window.
    The Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) test request window will be open from February 22, 2021 to the end of the school day on March 22, 2021 for students currently enrolled in grades K-5.  There are two different ways for parents to request testing; google forms (linked below) or parents may pick up a paper copy from the office and return it to the office (instructions below).
    • For a paper copy, please call the front office at 919-363-1391 and let them know when you will come by to pick up a paper copy.  Once you complete the paper form you will need to return it to the front office.  

    •  For more information, contact your school’s SSA contact (Missy Laster,


    Link to Wake County SSA Information