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 2019-2020 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) nomination window will be open from August 17-28 for students currently enrolled in grades 1st-5th. Nominations should be sent through email to
    Nominations should include the following information:
    ● Child’s name
    ● Which subject you would like your child to test (either math OR reading - you can only choose one area)
    ● Child’s grade for the 2020-2021 school year
    ● Child’s birthday including year
    ● Child’s student IDnumber
    For more information, contact your school’s SSA contact (Missy Laster, 

    Link to Wake County SSA Information