Applications OPEN: 9th of March, 2020
Applications CLOSE: 14th of April, 2020
Entrance exam: 9th of May, 2020 - 9:00 to 11:30am
Costs: $40 application fee (payable at the front finance office)
The High Achiever Program at Fountain Gate Secondary College is designed to enable high achieving students to maximise and fulfil their academic potential in a stimulating and supportive setting.
Students in this program work in an engaging and rigorous environment alongside others of similar abilities and interests. They have the opportunity to work both collaboratively and independently on academic and community projects.
The aim of the High Achiever Program is for students to:> Develop complex and critical thinking skills
- Enhance their ability to work with abstract and challenging course material
- Become effective problem solvers
- Extend their analytic and creative skills
- Successfully work as independent and cooperative learners
- Create pathways to success for their future study and career aspirations.
SUPPORT AND FUTURE PATHWAYS
Students in the program are supported and carefully monitored by the Assistant Principal, the High Achiever and Extension Coordinator and a team of teachers to ensure that their specific needs are being catered for.
Students also take part in an additional program where they focus on interpersonal development and explore their own passions. Throughout this program, students develop an array of mindfulness strategies and learn about the power of setting goals and personal reflection; while also delving deep into their own passions, by researching and presenting on topics of interest and creating meaningful passion projects.
Students are provided with the chance to explore future pathways and career opportunities while completing goal-setting and study enhancement programs. During Year 10, students have the opportunity to study some VCE subjects and can complete choice subjects that cater to their individual needs and interests.
Students who aspire to enter the High Achiever Program are required to provide a copy of their most recent NAPLAN results and school report, and sit a selection examination. The selection examination involves a series of tests that focus on students’ English, Mathematics and Reasoning skills.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview where they are expected to present a portfolio of their work and achievements.
THE PORTFOLIO MAY INCLUDE:
- Recent school reports
- Certificates and awards
- Recent examples of writing, tests, assignments,
- and artwork
- Other relevant material to support the application.