Acceleration Program Year 7

Participants in the program advance successfully to tertiary education – many taking up multidisciplinary courses, or degrees with double majors.

Students enter the Program in Year 7, and after completing Years 8 and 9 students may select from a range of programs where they can complete their secondary education in either five or six years. Their curriculum is extended across Key Learning Areas where their higher cognitive skills allow rapid advancement: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Languages, The Arts, Physical Education and Technology.The program is cohort-based, providing each participant with a supportive peer-group environment.

Students may take extra VCE subjects, completing units even before they join the VCE stream in Year 11. They have a very wide choice; in a typical year, The University High School offers some 130 units in 39 different VCE subjects.

Participants in the Acceleration Program invariably achieve excellent VCE results, and are admitted to a tertiary course of their preference – along with other students of The University High School. They may also participate in the University of Melbourne’s Extension Program (UMEP), under which they take first year degree subjects while still studying for their VCE. As a State High School, The University High School does not charge fees, although parents are asked to pay a modest annual levy. Any additional inquiries about this program should be directed to the Co-ordinator, Assistant Principal Sue Prosenica (9347 2022).

Application procedures for the Acceleration Program

This is a special program for gifted and talented students. Admission to this program is at year 7 level only and the selection process involves a series of tests and an interview. Please register via the link on our website and follow the Acceleration program SEAL link below for timeline and general information.

Register for Acceleration Program Year 7