What is Acceleration?
Acceleration is simplest terms means taking a class and often an accompanying exam in a subject, prior to where the course would occur in a typical progression. The motive behind this action would be to have the student earn credit in a class and progress in their academic path by taking more advanced courses in that same subject.


Why Acceleration?
The purpose of acceleration is to allow students to advance into more challenging content.  Acceleration is not necessarily for students looking to finish school early, as the point of taking advanced classes is to continue advancing.  Therefore, consideration must be given to the level of class a student would be in later if they are accelerating now.  For instance, is your child prepared to take AP Calculus eventually if they are advancing in math now?