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Single Subject Acceleration Information



SSA, Single Subject Acceleration

Currently enrolled and attending Wake County Public School System 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. Only students who are currently enrolled and attending a WCPSS school during the open nomination and testing window are eligible to be considered for SSA.

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.

Please review the following District Website link for specifics.  


You can also contact Ms. Schuman, our AIG teacher and SSA liaison, for answers to your specific questions/concerns at 

Deadlines for SSA Test Request are:

Track 1 February 28, 2020

Track 2, 3, 4 March 27, 2020

Please complete the SSA Test Request form and return before end of school day on specific deadlines for consideration.