Acceleration is an academic intervention that moves students through an educational program at a rate faster or at an age that is younger than typical. It is about creating a better match between the readiness and motivation of a student and the level and pace of instruction.
Academic acceleration can include grade skipping, moving ahead in just one subject (subject acceleration), and other ways of moving a student ahead to more challenging coursework.
Many factors could potentially influence a student in a grade acceleration. These include, but are not limited to, social maturity, acceleration supports beyond the current year, and transitioning from one school to another. It is not a fit for every high ability student.
In the case that an acceleration is considered, a committee at the students’ school convenes multiple times to discuss outcomes. The final decision is brought to the High Ability District ID team for review.
A copy of the acceleration procedure and form is available at the following link:
High Ability Acceleration Procedure
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