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2021-22 Single Subject Acceleration

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA):

The Wake County Public School System defines acceleration as allowing a student to move through traditional educational organizations more rapidly, based on readiness and motivation. 


Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level course than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English/language arts. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of content in a middle school course without having to take the course. 


During the SSA 2021 Test Request window (February 22- March 22), parents can nominate 6th and 7th-grade students to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts or Mathematics. Students may only be nominated and assessed for SSA in ONE subject area. 

Students who are currently enrolled in math 7+ are not eligible for SSA in math.


Testing will take place online in April. Specific dates are TBD.


The SSA Test Request window officially closes at the end of the school day on March 22. 


To submit a test request for SSA, use this link. 

Please direct all questions concerning SSA to Melissa Green