Academic Extension Program
The Academic Extension Program provides selected gifted students with learning opportunities that provide intellectual challenge to excel academically and fosters the development of positive attitudes to cooperate constructively, which ensure our school values are enacted. Each learning area provides extracurricular extension activities in each year group.
The AEP has two streams:
• Maths / Science
• Humanities and Social Sciences / English.
Students may participate in one or both streams. Each stream has one or two classes.
Selection of students is based on testing conducted by ACER. The test is the Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST), which is conducted in Year 6 for the following years intake of Year 7s.
All enquiries regarding the functioning of the program should be directed to the relevant Associate Principal. Applications for the HAST test to take place on Saturday 27 February 2021 has now closed. Another test will take place Saturday 28 August 2021. Further information will be provided early June 2021 (Term 2).
Please be aware that the local intake area for Churchlands Senior High School has been amended and came into effect in 2020. Please visit our intake area page or the Department of Education’s website for clarification.