Single Subject Acceleration

  • February 13, 2018

    Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge.

    Does My Child Qualify?

    SSA allows students to show mastery of content in select elementary or middle school courses. Students who prove mastery do not have to take the course and may move on to the next level.  

    Parents may nominate their child to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts or mathematics.

    Students are nominated for SSA by their parents or guardians. They will be assessed at their school based upon grade level. Depending on grade level and subject, this could include a multiple-choice test and/or a writing sample. Your school will have more specific information about this process once your child is nominated.

    Nominating Your Child

    We accept SSA nominations during specific times of spring semester for the following school year.  Please refer to the chart below to find which calendar your child’s school follows, then the corresponding nomination window.

    The Single Subject Acceleration nomination form is due to your child’s school before final dismissal time on the last day of the nomination window. Nomination forms are now available. Please refer to the parent resource document for additional information.

    Following are the schools or school calendars followed by the nomination window:

    Wake Leadership Academies, March 26 - April 10

    Modified, April 2-13

    Traditional, April 13-26

    Year-Round Track 1, April 12-25

    Year-Round Track 2, April 9-20

    Year-Round Track 3, April 12 - May 17

    Year-Round, Track 4, May 4-17

    Barwell and Walnut Creek Elementary Schools, May 4-17

    Please visit the WCPSS SSA Information page for further details.