What Should I Know About Acceleration?
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Acceleration entails studying material earlier, or at a faster pace, than most students. There are a variety of ways schools apply acceleration. They include:
- Early Admittance to School: Students are admitted to kindergarten at a younger age than usual.
- Subject Specific Acceleration: Students study one or more subjects at a grade level higher than their homeroom class.
- Grade Skipping: Students move past a grade (for example from grade four to grade six).
- Collapse Three Years Into Two: Three years are collapsed into two (for example, a group of accelerated students might complete three years of middle school in two years).
- Advanced Placement: High school courses are taken for college credit.
- Dual Enrollment: Students enroll in college courses while still in high school.
National Association for Gifted Children -- a non-profit association of teachers and parents that publishes educational materials, including the magazine "Parenting for High Potential."