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Some students may qualify to advance a course level

Single Subject Acceleration story

April 4, 2017 

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.
School Calendar  Nomination Window
Wake Leadership Academies     March 28 - April 10
 Modified   March 31 - April 13
 Traditional  April 6 - 26
Year-Round Track 1   April 11 - 25
Year-Round Track 2  April 10 - 24
 Year-Round Track 3 April 12 - May 18
 Year-Round Track 4  May 5 - 18
Barwell & Walnut Creek Elem   May 5 - 18

More Info

For more information regarding SSA and the nomination process, please contact your child's teacher or school counselor.