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

 

Selection Process and Selection Requirements

 

We congratulate all of those who choose to apply for the Greensborough College High Achievers' Program. This is evidence of the allignment of your own and the school values of aspiration and courage.

 

Student suitability to the Greensborough College High Achievers' Program is determined by; the outcome of the student's Edutest tasks and on consideration of students most recent Primary School Report. 

 

By submitting this application, you give consent for Greensborough College to contact your child's Primary School if further data is required for the purpose of data triangulation.

 

 

Testing Date:  Friday 26th November (moved from 15th September due to the current restrictions and DET guidelines)

Time:               9.00am - 12pm (we have set an early testing time so students can perform at their best, they will be given a break in the middle)

Venue:             Greensborough College, Administration Building, Nepean Street, Greensborough

Registration:   Click here to register (non refundable fee $75)

Closing Date:   Friday 19th November (date extended in line with the new testing date)

 

Parent/Carers will be sent a letter from EduTest via email 7 days prior to the test with further instructions including what to bring etc.

 

For more information visit:  https://aus.edutest.com.au/ or contact the EduTest Help Line: 9014-1411

 

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

 

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email by the end of Term 4. The decision of the College is data informed and final.

 

A waiting list may be populated and other opportunities may arise for students to apply to participate in the High Achievers' Program in the future.


Scholarship Opportunities for High Achiever Program students;

 

Students in the Year 7 High Achievers' Program are eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Citizenship/Leadership
  • Sports Excellence
  • Music

Click here to visit the Scholarship Program Page

 

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