What are the prerequisites for students to participate in ACCEL?

  • Students must have successfully completed academically challenging coursework in the previous school year or performed at the 93rd percentile or higher on a series of SAT10 subtests taken during the summer or in December.
  • Students must have a record of good attendance and conduct.
  • Students must be recommended by a teacher and school counselor or administrator.

Summer 2023 Testing

Parents and must submit a Request for Academic Acceleration form to their child’s school for approval no later than May 31, 2023, to be considered for summer testing.

Academic testing will be available on the dates and times shown below. Click here to register for a test session.

Date Location Students Rising to 1st or 2nd Grade Students Rising to 3rd through 5th Grade
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Valleyview Elementary 1:15pm – 3:45pm 8:15am – 11:45am


Wednesday, June 7, 2023  Chain of Lakes Elementary 1:15pm – 3:45pm 8:15am – 11:45am


Thursday, June 8, 2023 Dundee Elementary Academy 1:15pm – 3:45pm 8:15am – 11:45am


Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Sleepy Hill Elementary 1:15pm – 3:45pm 8:15am – 11:45am


Florida State Statutes

f.s. 1002.3105(1)(b)

Additional ACCEL options may include, but are not limited to, enriched science, technology, engineering, and mathematics coursework; enrichment programs; flexible grouping; advanced academic courses; combined classes; self-paced instruction; rigorous industry certifications that are articulated to college credit and approved pursuant to ss. 1003.492 and 1008.44; work-related internships or apprenticeships; curriculum compacting; advanced-content instruction; and telescoping curriculum.