High Achievers' Program


High Achiever Program at Greensborough College:

 

Greensborough College is committed to delivering educational programs that meet the needs of a wide range of individual abilities and interests.  We strive to ensure all students reach their aspirations beyond school.

 

Highly able students together with those with a strong work ethic often have needs which require special attention.

 

Students in the program are supported and carefully monitored by the Assistant Principal, the High Achiever Coordinator and a team of teachers to ensure that their specific needs are being catered for.

 

 

The aim of the High Achiever Program is for students to:

 

  • Accelerate through their coursework as well as develop a deep understanding
  • Prepare for 21st Century learning by enhancing their ability to problem solve and develop critical thinking skills, through inquiry, curiosity and questioning
  • Access a more challenging learning environment
  • Work independently and collaboratively through small group work, peer assessment and feedback, student-led discussions and multi-modal tasks
  • Participate in competitions, enrichment and extension programs
  • Drive their learning by creating personal achievement goals
  • Create pathways to success for their future university and career aspirations.

 

Extra-Curricular and Extension Programs

Students in the High Achievers Program participate in a range of activities. Examples include:

  • Access to the Victorian High Ability Program
  • Access to La Trobe programs such as pathways planning and visits to campus to gain firsthand experience and understanding of university life
  • ASPIRE Early Entry Program with La Trobe Uni, based on community, leadership and sporting achievements which may allow you to get an early offer into La Trobe University.
  • The University of Melbourne ‘Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars’ Program is an academic enrichment program designed to support high-achieving Victorian students. This provides students with on-campus events aimed at improving leadership, problem solving and presentation skills. They have access to revision lectures in preparation for VCE exams.
  • Scholarship opportunities for high achieving students available at La Trobe University and University of Melbourne
  • We are an RMIT SNAP School- RMIT offer our students special events/workshops to attend. eg Folio and Design workshops. The SNAP scheme allows greater access to their courses for our students.
  • ACU (Australian Catholic University) Guarantee Program, with opportunities for early entry, based on Year 11 results, as well as Year 12.
  • Access Melbourne allows high achieving students to gain access to the University of Melbourne
  • Monash Guarantee Program- Opportunities for high achieving students at Monash University.
  • Rotary Club Youth Programs
  • Participate in a wide range of competitions

Please note: Applications for 2023 are closed.

Application Process:

In keeping with new Department of Education guidelines, positions in the program will only be offered to students who have secured a Year 7 place at Greensborough College for 2023.

To apply for our High Achiever Program, the timeline and process is as follows:

  1. Secure a Year 7 position at Greensborough College. Parents will be notified of secondary school placement by Thursday, 21st July 2022
  2. Complete Application Form (below)
  3. Provide a Letter of Recommendation and copy of Semester Report by Monday, 3rd of October 2022. Please email to greensborough.sc@education.vic.gov.au attention Angela Lawson.
  4. Undertake English and Mathematics testing at Greensborough College on Orientation Day, Tuesday 13th of December 2022
  5. An interview may be required before selection
  6. Successful applicants will be notified in writing by end of Term 4

Successful applicants will be notified in writing by end of Term 4

For any further enquiries please contact Lisa Dunne, Learning Specialist - Curriculum Innovation on 9433-2666.

 

 


 

Applications for 2024 will open early Term 1 2023.

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