Academic Acceleration (Policy 2195)

  • Board Policy 2195: Academic Acceleration: “The district will automatically enroll students who meet or exceed the state standard on the eighth grade or high school ELA or Math SBA in the next most rigorous level of advanced courses or programs offered by the high school.

    The subject matter of courses or program in which students are automatically enrolled will be determined by the areas of statewide assessment in which the students met state standards. Students who meet or exceed state standards on the ELA SBA are eligible for enrollment in ELA, social studies, humanities, and other related subjects. Students who meet or exceed the state standard on the math statewide student assessment are eligible for enrollment in advanced math courses. Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, students who meet or exceed the state standards on the WCAS are eligible for enrollment in advanced courses in science. 

    Students who successfully complete the advanced courses will then be enrolled in the next most rigorous level of advanced courses, with the ultimate goal being the student’s automatic enrollment in dual credit courses. 

    The district will notify students and parents/guardians regarding the academic acceleration policy and the advanced courses available to students. The district will provide the parent/guardian with an opportunity for the student to opt out of participation in the academic acceleration process via an Opt Out Form provided during Registration. Students may enroll in an alternative course or program that aligns with the student’s HSBP.”

    Skyward Auto Enrollment : Screeners:

    • English/Social Studies: Students who passed 8th/10th SBA ELA or Math
    • Math: Students who passed 8th/11th WCAS beginning in 2021-22.

    ELA Trajectory: SBA Level 3/4:

    • 9th Honors English
    • 10th Honors English
    • 11th AP Lang
    • 12th AP Lit

    SOCIAL STUDIES Trajectory: SBA ELA Level 3/4:

    • 10th AP World History
    • 11th AP US History or AP European History
    • 12th .5 Civics (TBD)

    MATH Trajectory: SBA Math Level 3/4:

    • 9th Algebra I
    • 10th Geometry
    • 11th: Algebra 2
    • 12th: Pre-Calculus