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Meeting Appropriate Levels of Academic Challenge

Students Collaborate on an assignment

March 7, 2019


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


SSA nomination forms will be available beginning April 1, 2019.


The nomination windows for SSA are as follows for the following schools or classifications:


Wake Young Men's and Young Women's Leadership Academies

April 1-12


Modified Calendar Schools

April 5-18


Traditional Calendar Schools, plus Fox Road ES, Carroll MS, East Garner MS and East Millbrook MS

April 23 - May 6


Year-Round Track 1 Calendar Schools

April 15-29


Year-Round Track 2 Calendar Schools

April 16-30 


Year-Round Tracks 3 and 4 Calendar Schools, plus Barwell and Walnut Creek ES

May 10-23