Academic Excellence

The Academic Excellence Program

What does the program offer?

The Academic Excellence Program is for students striving to excel in their intellectual, creative or artistic capacity, or in specific academic fields.

This program offers students targeted mentorship and opportunities to support their learning in Years 11 and 12. Upon successful entry into the program, opportunities for students will be designed through consultation with the Academic Excellence Team.

These opportunities will support students not only in their academic pursuits but focus on developing core skills that will enrich students beyond the completion of their ACT Year 12 Certificate.

Students within the program are expected to engage in extracurricular activities across the school proactively and attend targeted Academic Excellence events.

Application Process:

  1. If you're interested in applying to the Academic Excellence Program, please join us for a digital Q&A session on Monday, 24th August at 4:30 pm. To express interest in attending, please email Mali Wijesundara (Mali.Wijesundara@ed.act.edu.au).
  2. Complete your application to join the program. This can be done by completing this Google Form (hyperlinked).

After applying, students will be invited to undertake testing (Week 9, Term 3) and to attend an interview with the Academic Excellence Coordinators (Week 1, Term 4).

Entry into the Academic Excellence Program is determined through a combination of your application, aptitude testing and your referee reports. We use a psychometrically sound, standardised rating scale that measures the characteristics of potential candidates in General Intellectual Ability, Academic Skills, Creativity, Leadership, and Artistic Talent.

Students will be informed Week 2, Term 4 if their application was successful and invited to the program's Orientation Day (Week 3, Term 4).

If you have any issue accessing the required Google Form, please contact Mali Wijesundara (Mali.Wijesundara@ed.act.edu.au) or Rebecca Gill (Rebecca.Gill@ed.act.edu.au).