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 2017-2018 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. Our school’s nomination window is: 
    Track 1: April 11 to April 25, 2017
    Track 2: April 10 to April 24, 2017
    Track 3: April 12 to May 18, 2017
    Track 4: May 5 to May 18, 2017
    All deadlines are until midnight of the last day. 

    Testing will ONLY occur during our specified testing window during Spring of 2017. Accelerative services will commence at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

    For more information, including dates and locations of regional Parent Informational Sessions, please refer to or contact your school’s SSA contact. Parents are encouraged to attend one of these regional meetings. Understanding that not all parents will be able to attend one of the evening meetings, the information will also be posted on the internet site above.