Acceleration Program Year 7 details

Application for the Acceleration Program for Year 7 in 2021

Link to apply for the Year 7 Acceleration program in 2021.

This is a special program for gifted and talented students. Admission to this program is at the Year 7 level only, and is based on the Department of Education enrolment guidelines and a selection process involving a series of tests and interviews. The Acceleration Program, which began in 1981, is an integral element of the School’s culture and community.

Students in the program join fully in the life of the School. The University High School offers a rich music program, an extensive extra-curricular program (including school productions, debating, clubs, student leadership groups, many sporting opportunities and more) and is also noted for its strength in English, Mathematics, Sciences, and Languages.

Languages offered are French, German and Latin. Participants’ families represent a cross-section of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Parents are strongly supportive of the Program, reporting great pleasure at their children’s intellectual and social development.

To apply for the 2021 Year 7 Acceleration Program please click on the Link above.

Placement of gifted and talented Year 6 children in the University High School Year 7 Acceleration Program are offered to applicants based on the same priority order as the Department of Education Enrolment guidelines, aptitude tests and interviews. Interviews are conducted with short-listed applicants.

All students who apply will be required to sit an aptitude test (via Edutest).

Due to the COVID-19 situation the original date of the aptitude test (via Edutest), Sat 9 May 2020, has been cancelled. Instead the aptitude test (via Edutest) will be postponed to later in the year.

Any parent/carer who registered their child to complete the aptitude test (via Edutest) will be notified by Edutest of the postponed date once it has been set. We will also advertise the postponed date on the school website. Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

As a result the closing date for applications has been extended to Thursday 27 August, 2020.

Please note:

  • As parents/carers will be notified on Wednesday 19 August, 2020, of the secondary school placement offers for 2021, only students who have been accepted to attend year 7 at University High School in 2021 will be eligible to sit the aptitude test (via Edutest) for the University High School 2021 Year 7 Acceleration Program.
  • Any parent/carer who applied for their child to sit the aptitude test (via Edutest) for the University High School 2021 Year 7 Acceleration Program will receive a full refund from Edutest if the enrolment application for their child to attend Year 7 at University High School is not successful.

Parents/Carers will be notified of the outcome of their application to the Year 7 Acceleration Program before the end of 2021.

Link to curriculum documents

Enrolment Management Plan

Please Note: University High School is currently experiencing a high level of demand for places and is under an Enrolment Management Plan. Places can only be offered to students in the first two categories of the DET Priority Order. Please download the Plan for further details.

UHS Enrolment Management Plan

Contact Details

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