“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi
The Academic Excellence Program provides students with opportunities to develop and extend their academic ability.
In year 7, all students will be part of the Academic Excellence Class in core subject areas (Maths, English, Science and SOSE). They will work with like – minded students, in a challenging environment to enable them to reach their highest academic potential. An individual learning plan is designed for each student which is monitored and reviewed by their mentor teacher.
In years 8-12, a student’s individual talent continues to be nurtured through placement in extension classes and the opportunity to access accelerated programs of study.
To develop the student as a life- long learner, we offer a number of enrichment activities including: Master Classes, links to universities, workshops, academic conferences, competitions and guest speakers.
Entry to the Program
Students applying for a position in the Academic Excellence program will be selected based on the following:
• Students need to demonstrate high academic achievement in all core subject areas i.e. mostly As and nothing lower than a B
• NAPLAN Results
• Results from other standardised or diagnostic testing
• Competition results
Applications may be made to join the program at any time, subject to availability.
Maintenance of Position in the Program
Student performance is monitored and reviewed each semester. Students must maintain a high level of academic achievement, as well as displaying appropriate behaviour, effort and attendance across all subjects. Students are expected to participate in the many extension and enrichment opportunities that are offered. The school reserves the right to withdraw students from the program at any time.
It is an expectation that students accepted into the program will provide their own device (e.g. laptop, tablet, ipad). Enrichment activities offered specifically to Academic Excellence students may incur an additional cost.