What is SSA? 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 in WCPSS that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. Single Subject Acceleration means that your child will skip a grade in math or ELA, not both, if they pass the SSA test.
For example, if your child is currently in 3rd grade and takes the SSA 4th grade math test and passes, then the following year in 4th grade they would take 5th grade math. They would skip 4th grade math because they passed the SSA test. Any student who passes the SSA test in the spring does not begin SSA services until the following school year.