May 16 – 9:15 to 12:45
May 30 – 9:15 to 3:45
HIGHCROFT DRIVE ELEMENTARY is an outstanding school, which opened in August 2004. It is a school full of motivated students, dedicated teachers and staff, and hard-working parent volunteers. Our students selected the Husky as the mascot and burgundy and gold as the colors. The traits of cooperation, perseverance and team work, common to the Husky, contribute to the development of the strong sense of community present at Highcroft.
Our Mission Statement:
Highcroft Drive Elementary will inspire and teach all students in order to achieve at their maximum potential while becoming accomplished readers, writers, and problem solvers who demonstrate independent thinking, creativity, and strong positive character traits.
Our Vision Statement:
HDE is a partnership of students, staff, parents, and sponsors working collaboratively toward a trusting environment, which cultivates a love of learning and a shared sense of success. A highly effective staff is dedicated to providing differentiated instruction to ensure high academic achievement in the 21st century for all students. As a Highcroft Husky, students are celebrated for the unique gifts he/she bring to the school community and challenged to reach his/her full potential.
Single Subject Acceleration Information 2015-2016
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. Click here for additional information.
What is the process for Single Subject Acceleration?
Parents can nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.
Nomination forms will be available from your child’s school or through the online site listed below during the specified Nomination Windows.
Only students who are enrolled and attending WCPSS schools during the Nomination and Testing Windows will be eligible to participate in the in SSA during the 2015-2016 school year. Schools will offer differentiation as needed for students entering WCPSS after the SSA deadlines.
Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice ONLY within our school’s specified nomination window.
Highcroft’s nomination window is May 5 through May 18, 2015.
Testing will ONLY occur during our specified testing window during Spring of 2015. Accelerative services will commence at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information, including dates and locations of regional Parent Informational Sessions, please refer to www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com or contact your school’s SSA contact. Parents are encouraged to attend one of these regional meetings. Understanding that not all parents will be able to attend one of the evening meetings, the information will also be posted on the internet site above.