Meeting Appropriate Levels of Academic Challenge
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
Modified Calendar Schools
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
Year-Round Track 2 Calendar Schools
Year-Round Tracks 3 and 4 Calendar Schools, plus Barwell and Walnut Creek ES